Started my goat herd from scratch about March. Obtained a 3 year old, boer billy, calm, laid back disposition. Now I have about 13 females of various ages and an assortment of nubian, spanish, boer cross and mostly crosses of these. A friend gave me a little billy goat, seems like he might be a pigmy, boer cross over a month ago. He could go to auction tomarrow. Anyway, all my original group was a fairly calm bunch, just grazing, drinking loafing in the shade, the kids cavorted and life was good. In the last week or two my boer billy has sort of become agitated, smelling the ladies, making that curled up lip thing, making odd, sort of barking noises and has been much more physically active. I have seen him mounting some of the nannies. OK, OK, here is my question. Has this all happened because the nannies are coming in heat or is this happening because the billy is coming or into rut, or something else. Which comes first? Should I get rid of that young billy cause I don't want him to breed my girls? I think so. I keep my billy with the herd at all times.