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post #11 of 23 Old 12-28-2009, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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His ears aren't long and floppy? Lol. I was under the impression that they were pretty long... But thanks LaceyLoo I'm going to look at more pics of pygmy/boer crosses.

Also, he is pretty tall. I don't know exactly how tall but about the size of an average mini horse.

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post #12 of 23 Old 12-28-2009, 07:35 PM
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He is very cute :]

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post #13 of 23 Old 12-28-2009, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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ohhh ok I see what you mean. Yeah I think you are right. I will now introduce him to people as a pygmy/boer. Thanks for helping me figure out the mystery, lacyloo!

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How do you get carrots? Sorry I am so random:)

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post #16 of 23 Old 12-29-2009, 12:52 AM
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He looks like a Boer cross, and he would be considered Red. Possibly he could be Nubian cross.

Horns come with any goat breed, regardless of gender. I find it strange that his own breeder didn't know he was a he, when he bred and wethered him??? Sounds a little 'off' to me. How old did he say he was? The size of those horns definitely say an older adult goat. But no worries, goats can live well into their teens.

As far as why he is licking your hand, can I suggest finding a loose mineral; Sweet Licks mineral is a good one. See, goats don't chew or lick at a block nearly enough to really get the mineral content they actually need daily.

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post #17 of 23 Old 12-29-2009, 01:03 AM
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His ears,color,size are screaming pygmy/Boer cross.

Typically when anything is crossed with Nubian's they pick up the long floppy ear trait,which he doesn't have nor the nose hump.
I bred Pygmy Goats for ten years, and he does not have any real charactoristics of a pygmy goat at all. His size also suggests that he is two very large breeds; boers and nubians are both medium to large breed goats. Pygmies are, of course, miniatures, and even many crosses do not stand more than 22 inches at the wither, and he is definitely much taller than that, probably by atleast 4-6 inches, if not more. Pygmy crosses also pass on their roaning gene, very, very strongly; complete with frosted ears, nose, and tail head.

His ears are very much 'drop' style ears, and a Pygmy cross almost always has ears that 'fly away', whether there is a floppy tip or not; either that they are big and stick up. I also bred Kinder goats, so I also know those charactoristics very well as well.

Boers, Nubians and Angoras are the only goats that have a 'true' drop style ear, so either he is a combination of the two, or he is one or the other; although I lean more heavily toward Boer, because he has the body, and build of one.

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He's a handsome boy =)

His body reminds me of a Boer. So I think it's a safe guess to say that he's a Boer cross. His face is precious. I'm bringing home my market doe in february and she's a Boer X lamancha. Gotta love the little ears.

What's his name? If you already said it, then I'm a moron. I have an affinity for goats, lol. My market whether last year was my BABY. I couldn't get rid of him. I ponied him everywhere. He loved the horses. Theres nothing funnier than ponying a goat down the trail, really built up his bootie muscle too! Shame I couldn't put him through auction. He won first place in market, too.
Try it and tell me what kind of looks you get =P

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I ponied him everywhere. He loved the horses. Theres nothing funnier than ponying a goat down the trail, really built up his bootie muscle too! Shame I couldn't put him through auction. He won first place in market, too.
Try it and tell me what kind of looks you get =P
My oldest doe, that I have currently, Mystic, used to love going everywhere with me; well, she still does, my current horse isn't quite ready to pony a goat though!Lol!

The same doe loves car rides too, and you can imagine the looks I'd get with her sittin' on the front seat just watching cars go by...such a riot!

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wow, thanks for the replies! I am kind of clueless when it comes to goats so I need all the help I can get. His name is Buddy =] He was the only one (out of a herd of 30) that survived a brutal coyote attack. So, maybe the old owner just let a bazillion breeds breed freely? They were essentially feral. His wife was the one who caught him and she isn't experienced with them so I think that explains why she didn't recognize the gender. I am getting a vet out this spring to give him a checkup and determine age, but my vet is an equine specialist so I am shopping around for a vet for him. I just started him on Purina Goat Chow. Do you think that will give him more minerals? I will get him loose minerals anyway =] Thanks again!

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