Getting a New Buck Tomorrow (he's here, pics inside)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by helmstead, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    As sad as it is, with Sinatra's passing being so recent, I had to scramble to find another buck for my registered Nigerian does in case they weren't settled by Sinatra before he died. They're full siblings to my Billy buck, and I don't want to breed them to Hank or Virtue (NMGA bucks).

    So, guess who I found? Sinatra's daddy [​IMG]

    I'm going tomorrow (road trip) to pick him up. All I have are some crummy photos of him, so I'll take new ones once he's home and post those. He's blue eyed, and is black roan with frosting and pinto markings. I didn't ever intend to have three black bucks [​IMG] but ah, well! I saw this buck's entire spring kid crop earlier this year. Most of the kids were their dam's color, he only passed on his color to two of his daughters...so perhaps he'll follow suit here. Also, he knocked one of his horns off fighting with a ram...they call him their "unicorn". hehe

    A little good in all the bad.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2008
  2. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Congrats on the new buck!
     
  3. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Sorry about Sinatra...hope his daddy will help ya where ya need him. Cant wait to see pictures...
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good for you, Kate. You didn't even break stride! [​IMG]
     
  5. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    What a pick up that was. They had him in a small area made of cattle gates and field fence. He was fine, friendly - until he realized they were trying to catch him! He simply ran through one of the gate joints and was loose in about a 3 acre field. We finally lured him back, all aprehensive, with food. The owner's husband was able to catch him by his one horn and somehow held on while he fought.

    Anywho...he's home. He is FILTHY and RUTTY! [​IMG] The one horn is going to have to go...he knows exactly what to do with it when he's cornered (and it looks dumb!)

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  6. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    I LOVE the unicorn look...boys usually are filthy and rutty;) And some of the girls really like that! I know my weimaraner grump is all in favor of such stuff...I keep a good eye on her and she's spayed;)
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    handsome guy!!...how come only one horn?.... and he looks healthy and ready to do the job...[​IMG]...., Wendy
     
  8. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Quote:LOL None of my other bucks hold a candle to this guy! He's in for a bath!

    Redhen - he injured and subsequently lost the left horn fighting with a ram sheep.
     
  9. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Kate, once you get him all spiffy'd up, I'd like you to accompany me to my son's wedding in the future, if you can handle that boy, I'd love to see how ex hubby is in for the pleasure of meeting your acquaintance, it would be so FUN![​IMG] Or, I'm willing to take lessons...
     
  10. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
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