Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
Goat people, I need your advice!
So I got a new goat to go along with my Buddy goat. He was super lonely and needed a friend so we introduced Patrick, a Nigerian Dwarf/Alpine cross who was born on St. Patrick's day (you do the math on how old he is).
When we got him, he had his horns banded at the base so that they would fall off. Yesterday, I saw that he was bleeding from one of his horns and it was kind of lop sided. It wasn't a lot of blood, just a trickle. Today, I went out and the horn had fallen off. But, there was a little nubbin' left. Is this normal or do I need to contact the breeder about taking the nubbin' off?
His other horn has not fallen off yet but it will soon, it looks like.
Here is a recent pic of him. you can see the bands on the horns. The left one (on the right in the pic) is the one that has fallen off already.
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