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I thought Roger had likely been dehorned before I got him at five months but now I think he is growing horns. Rose and Petunia are not- maybe they are naturally polled? Any how I do not mind the horns really but do need to know if I need to do any thing different with this wether because of the horns?
 

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If he's growing anything at this point it's probably scurs. On bucklings, I tend to do a figure 8 burn because their horn base is more teardrop shaped than on the doelings - and the figure 8 burn gets the 'pointy' bit that will grow in as a scur if I don't. It's mostly aesthetic, though. ;) Most scurs that would take that long to show up are minor and not a problem. My big wether gets a wiggly 'unicorn horn' a we call it. Pops it off every once in a while and it bleeds a bit, but it's not a problem.
 

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We pull the scurs with a channel lock when we do hooves. Keeps it from growing too big or into their heads. It bleeds a little bit, and doesn't seem to bug the goat overmuch when we do it.
 
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