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buck is a bully! Keep or cull?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by missy_cbell21, May 29, 2010.

  1. missy_cbell21

    missy_cbell21 In the Brooder

    Apr 5, 2009
    maysville, nc
    I have a nzw buck who is very nice to everyone except his ladies! He is a very rough breeder which was a good thing when I had a doe that needed "dug out of the corner" but now he is treating all my willing does like chew toys. I put a first time doe in with him and first thing he started biting and pulling fur on her butt. She was receptive and he fell off twice, then he started spraying her and digging her face. He looked like he was trying to tunnel through her. Also when he falls off he holds on to their back fur and she starts screaming like a pig! I thought it was normal until I put her with a new buck and he was so loving and even gave her kisses. Ahww. [​IMG] So is Big Daddy going to freezer camp or is this normal and the nice guy (radish) is rare? Big Daddy produces nice kits and large litters but is this enough to put the girls through this?
  2. d1

    d1 Songster

    May 9, 2009
    as soon as he falls off pull her out then bring her back about 10 mins. later

    how many does do you have?

    I would think 1 buck would be plenty for up to 10-15 does,however the 1 you keep will depend on several factors:how what are your plans for the babies? meat or pet? meat, go with the 1 that produces the most and biggest babies. pet you shouldnt worry as much about size as you would about numbers. once this is figured out ask yourself, is this reall the buck I want ALL my does bred to.
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Well, if he is a great looking buck with all the right characteristics then keep him. I mean, you only use him once, maybe twice, a year for breeding. That doesn't seem that traumatic on the does.
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Once you have witnessed a second successful mating, remove the doe. Some bucks will become somewhat territorial after mating a doe until their desire to breed again kicks in. This behavior may be more common in older bucks. If you have another less aggressive buck, why keep this buck?
  5. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka 8 Years

    Nov 27, 2009
    Wilmington, NC
    I had a Mini Rex buck like that. Perfectly sweet to pet or pick up, but I felt sorry for any doe I bred to him! My advice is, check to be sure the doe is ready to breed before you put her in, and get her out of there as soon as the deed is done.
  6. missy_cbell21

    missy_cbell21 In the Brooder

    Apr 5, 2009
    maysville, nc
    I have 5 does that are breeding age and 2 that will be ready soon. I wanted to get some new blood in the mix so I found a great red rex to cross the nzw with. They are for our meat purposes only so I am looking for good body build and temperament. I'm not sure if the bucks attitude would pass on to the kits? The rex is not proven yet that is the only reason I am considering keeping Big Daddy. Maybe after Radish's first litter comes out I should reevaluate them both.

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