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    12-29-2009, 10:14 AM
Green Broke

Why do goats have those little waddles that hang off their jaws and necks??? Do they serve a purpose?
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    12-30-2009, 12:22 AM
Green Broke
Haha I clicked into this thread thinking it would be about ducks waddling or the little things that hang off turkeys! Or something but I have no idea.... now i'm cruious!!!
    12-30-2009, 12:29 AM
Any goat can get them and they don't serve any purpose, just extra 'jewlery' as I call 'em...Lol! Some goats can have up to four of them, and the most common place is under the jaw on the neck, but they can get them in pretty funky places...I had a buck kid one year who had them under his ears...Lol!
    12-30-2009, 04:39 PM
Green Broke
Actually, some breeds they are scent glands. But other than that, as mom2Pride said, "jewelry".
    12-30-2009, 09:20 PM
Green Broke
Ohhh, neato, thanks guys. I had a little goat when I was like 6 or so, and I thought because she had the waddles that she was a boy, so I gave her to my sister because I wanted a girl goat and took her boy goat because I thought it was a girl, lol.

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