need help with goat lingo

Discussion in 'Goats' started by mrglock27, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. mrglock27

    mrglock27 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    263
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2003
    Location:
    Yelm, WA
    I am new to goats, I am thinking of raising 1 boer or boer cross for meat. Can someone explain what some of these mean? kid, buck,doe,mutton,nannies,billies,yearlings. I know some of them are kinda self explanitory. Thanks, Sincerely, Mike
     
  2. Misty

    Misty Misty Gonzales

    Messages:
    1,027
    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Location:
    CO
    There is a kid, which is a young baby like goat. There are does who are the female goats. You will also hear the term doelings which I believe is a young doe younger that a year. There is a yearling buck or doe who is a year or so old. Buck is a male. Billie is a male. Nannie is a female. Mutton is sheep I belive me and someone correct me if I'm wrong, but nothing to do with goats.
    www.geocities.com/buckshotboers2003
    www.geocities.com/gonzalesshowpigs
     

  3. mammawof3

    mammawof3 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    360
    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Location:
    Indiana
    Welcome, you came too the right place too learn about goats-lots of informed people here! :clap:
    kid-baby goat, under a year..buck-intact male goat..doe-female goat..mutton-meat from a sheep(pretty nasty stuff-not like lamb at all) nannie-slang for female goat (we would prefer you use doe! :eek: ) billie-slang for buck..same applies! Ha!! Yearling-has the first two milk teeth out and permanent teeth taking their place..too freshen-give birth, come into a fresh milk supply-kidding-too have baby goats...wether-castrated buck or ram..what else guys? :eek: