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Discussion in 'Goats' started by Carol in Mich, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. Carol in Mich

    Carol in Mich Active Member

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    My newly whethered 6-week-old seems a little confused...
    He CONSTANTLY is trying to mount his sister. I'm worried that the rubber bands aren't working, though I think he's too young for all of this anyway.
    This is my first experience with kids, so I'm not sure if this is normal. Will it stop??? My children would like to keep both kids, possibly training the whether as a pack animal for 4-H. But I told them yesterday that if he doesn't stop pestering his sister, he's out of here!

    thanks for any insight-
    Carol
     
  2. GoldenWood Farm

    GoldenWood Farm Legally blonde! Supporter

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    a banded wether can breed a doe up to 2 or 3 weeks after he has been banded. Some wethers will just mount for some weird reason.

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  3. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hmm... well my three little does mount each other all the time. LOL
     
  4. mary,tx

    mary,tx Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It's normal. I wouldn't worry about him at 6 weeks. Yep, all the babies will do it in play.
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  5. TexCountryWoman

    TexCountryWoman Gig'em

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    Adult does may also mount each other if in season, so do other animals such as cattle. Often, too, it is a sign of dominance.