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.