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my buck is trying to mate with a doe in heat

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by adorable, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. adorable

    adorable Songster

    Aug 7, 2007
    near ottawa ontario
    Hi everyone.
    I have a small herd of pygmy goat. I have notice today that one of my doe is in heat and the buck is trying to mount her. But the only thing is she is about 8 month old give or take. He is about 5 months old. He is very tiny compare to them. He is about 15 pounds. He is registered purebred. Smaller than i am use to. Which is a good thing for me. My question here is when he tries to mount how can he penetrate her when it seems that he cant reach her .??I am very new to the breeding and babies thing. But i did have goat before.

  2. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    get him a little goat step ladder [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    He will absolutely breed her. And you will know this for sure if she does not come into heat again in 17 days (+/-).
  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    Quote:You laugh...new a gal breeding pygmys to alpines(? can't remember now for sure but it was a dairy breed)...anyways used two packing crates and a sheet of 3/4 plywood so the little guy could reach...it was hilarious
  5. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    awww haha poor little guy! [​IMG]
  6. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    IMO it is not healthy to breed a small breed goat (Pygmy/Nigerian) until they are at least a year old and closer to 18 months is wiser. They are just not physically developed enough to carry kids. They still have a lot of growing to do themselves.

    If I were you I'd separate them now and hope she's not actually bred. Goats can breed and get bred as young as 8 weeks old.

    I wanted to add that if he has already bred her his small size will hopefully throw small kids and she won't have problems with a pregnancy.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2009
  7. Chatychick

    Chatychick Songster

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    I agree with Chirpy about the Pygmy and Nigerians...I dont breed my Nigis till they are 18 mths old... He will breed her even if he is too short as he will catch her laying down or some other way...I have seen it happen that is why when my bucklings are 8 weeks old they are moved out of the pens...
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009

  8. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I agree with Chaty and Chirpy. At 8 mo. they need to put their energy into growing.
  9. adorable

    adorable Songster

    Aug 7, 2007
    near ottawa ontario
    I knew as soon i put the age in there that someone was going to mention that they are to young. I also mentioned give or take. The man i bought some goats from. Did not know exactly when they were born because he has so many. I also think she is a bit older than the rest of them because she is a bit taller. If some one knows what age they usually come into there first than i would have a better idea.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2009
  10. chels23

    chels23 Songster

    Jan 10, 2008
    S.E Kansas
    Each doe comes into heat at different ages. I have heard they can get there sisters pregnant as early as 4 months. I have one that is 10 months and just came into heat for the first time. Most of the time looking at teeth is an easier way to determine age.

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