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Ok guys,

I promised some that I would get pics of my new goatypoo so heere they are! Buddy is settling in marvelously. He has made great friends with me and I lub him :) When I come into the barn, he bleets at me and tells me all about his day. haha. He loves to lick my hands and forehead for some reason. lol. (he has a mineral block for the record). He lets me touch him everywhere now except for his feet. I still need to get him desensitized in that area so I can start trimming his feet (can someone post a vid or tell me how??).

He has been going out in our roundpen which is completely enclosed except for the top, of course. He has found every hole in the place and we are in the process of making sure all of them are covered so he can't hurt himself. He has made friends with the horses over the fence and I'm hoping to put him out with them when the snow clears (we have 6 foot drifts right now!).

So, experts... looking at the pics... can you tell me what breed/s he is, what his color is classified as, and possibly and age if you can tell without teeth? I've had him on Purina Goat Chow for a couple of days and he seems to really enjoy it. I'm trying to put more weight on him but does he look OK now?

ok, enough talk... pic time! Here's my boy!
 

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I am pretty sure he is a Nubian goat. By the way, i am no expert but my dad is getting goats soon so i m still learning:)
 

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thanks :) I thought maybe he was a Nubian/Boer cross? The man I got him from raises meat goats so I would imagine he'd have to have a bit of meat goat in him. Maybe. haha. Do Nubians usually have horns?
 

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I believe so, but usually horns indicate it is a male goat.
 

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yeah he was given to us as a supposed nanny but then I saw him pee... he's definitely a he. haha. But he's a wether so that's good.
 

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Bumpppp
 

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uhm excuse me but BUMP :)
 

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I know absolutely nothing about goats lol I just wanted to say he's adorable!
 

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Horns dont indicate gender, females have horns too, unless theyre dehorned as kids. He looks like a boer/nubian to me. His weight looks good. You can find info. on hoof trimming by google pretty easily, theres not much to it. Good luck!
 

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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.
 

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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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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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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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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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