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    09-12-2010, 05:21 PM
  #11
Green Broke
I have a wether you can have(: lol he's great. But I'm over in VA.
     
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    10-15-2010, 05:36 PM
  #12
Weanling
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Originally Posted by paintluver    
I might be getting a goat this summer to eat the weeds in my pasture, and be a bud for my mare when I am showing Romeo.
My grandpa told me that the females are the kindest, and males are stinky, but what if I got a "Nuetered" male?
Are there any good breeds I should look for? I would perfer goats without horns.
And if you would like to help me look, PM me!
Unwethered males (bucks) do stink. Wethers don't really have purpose because they're castrated, so they're perfect weed eaters.
I like Nigerian Dwarfs. But I would get more than one goat. They don't like being alone. Nigies are tiny enough that even full grown you can pick them up and haul them if they don't want to walk (mine acts like a spoiled little princess--she must be carried less she wont go). And they're quite the little charmers. I love their personalities.
Almost ALL goats will get horsn unless you have them dehorned as babies. I assume it doesnt feel too good, and it doesnt smell nice, but it's fast and then overwith and you'll never have to deal with horns or someone sneaking up behing you and spearing you The breeder you get your goat from can do it when it's still a little bitty kid.
Also, I advocated getting a bottle fed goat. They seem to like people better.
     
    12-23-2010, 03:56 PM
  #13
Foal
I strongly suggest either a doe or a wether because they will definitely NOT stink whatsoever as for the breed I suggest either a Pygmy or Nigerian Dwarf which are moth miniatures they are both more personable and they don't require as much maintenance and grain or hay but I would also somewhat recommend a mixed breed between the pygmy and another breed because it's been proven that mixed breeds in any animal are more hardy and will most of the time last longer than a purebred also please lock your goat up at night inside because cyotes can and WILL get into your fence and kill it. Also a pygmy will cost you less to feed than a medium to large dog last year our pygmy goat doe costed us less than $40 to feed so I actuallly made a profit from showing her because I won $300 in show earnings and by the way she is not registered and still won all that money so it just proves unregistered animals are just as good as registered!!!!
     
    12-23-2010, 04:16 PM
  #14
Yearling
A wether would be your best shot. What kind of fencing do you have? Goats are escape artists and will try to get out of fencing just because they can !

Alot of people jump right into buying goats without realizing what a pain they can be.
     

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