Drat! Kenya, my Flemish Giant doe, was introduced to an AWESOME buck. BOS, legs all over his pedigree, including a few nationals. Besaw lines. Gorgeous guy, gentle... She was terrified. She was okay sniffing him through the bars. But when she was put into his cage, she just froze. She didn't want to lift her rump (the breeder tried to help, and the buck would stop) and Kenya was breathing so hard I thought she'd hyperventilate. We tried taking her out, calming her down, but it didnât work. The buck got a little rough, ripping out quite a bit of the fur at the nape of her neck, and I decided she was done for the day. Itâs possible he got her, but it certainly didnât look like it. Iâve read that it is possible to palpate the doe and feel âmarblesâ at one week. I think Iâll try, but I donât want to do more harm than good. We have a mini rex buck that is really gentle with the does, and romances them a bit before he does his job, so I think Iâll set up a cage in the house next to Kenyaâs, and he can woo her through the bars. Maybe that will get her used to boys? She is a year old, so she can wait a few months before sheâs bred, but I really want kits from this buck. And she is such a good girl! And her pedigree doesnât look so bad either. Ah well. If she isnât pregnant, Iâll have our mini rex use his wiles on her from afar and then bring her back to the FG buck. Iâm still apologizing to her for the treatment. Hopefully by that time sheâll have accepted all of those extra carrots, banana, apple, and yogurt drops as a truce and forgive me.