Originally Posted by aoxa
I went on a farm tour, and the owner said that bucks pee all over themselves. Guess the smell attracts the ladies
ok, so I know it's gonna gross y'all out, but I'm telling this story anyway...
so the vet is over for a herd check and my hubby is standing there watching our buck, apparently, drinking his own pee... and my hubby says, "why do they do that? drink their own pee?" and the vet makes eye contact, then says, after a meaningful pause, "that's not pee.".
two beats of silence while my hubby looks slightly confused and then the hubby says, "MAAAN goats are nasty!"
the vet just chuckled and said, "yeah, the bucks anyway."
we warn people... don't pet the buck. why? because they've been sampling the pheremones in the doe's urine with their whole face. and it'll take 18 hours to get the stink off your hands.
but we love our La Manchas!
excellent milk, high volume producers, quiet (for goats), and easy to handle. outstanding cheese too!
we milk share with the kids so we only milk once a day.