Purebred Boer Billy Goat- How much??

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Laskaland, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I have family in Broken bow [​IMG] and they borrow a billy now and then, they prefer not to own one because of the smell. [​IMG]

    THey gave us one of their little boys a year ago - he's a weather and much fun.

    Make sure you're up for that stinky stink before you buy a billy. They'll make your milk stink as well.
     
  3. WyanLuv

    WyanLuv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't suggest owning one, but $95 is reasonable for a non registered commercial boer billy. For breading purposes, if you have doelings make sure he is small in the chest and such. You don't want a big bodied billy to be with young girls. In Iowa, a non registered commercial boer billy goes for $75-150, depending on size and disposition.
     
  4. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    That is a good price. Here in Mayland, a registered Boar Buck would be $250 and up.

    But like the others said and from what I have learned from some experienced goat owners, unless you have a large group of does and need breeding througout the year, you don't really need your own buck. Remember, they need their own housing seperate from the does. The buck will need a friend, a whether (castrated maile) or another buck because goats do not like to live alone.

    The fence for the buck must be very very good to keep the buck in and the does out unless you don't mind unwanting breedings.
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Here in GA they are through the roof expensive!!!! I've seen them fro $375 before but common prices range from arond the $250 mark upwards.
    I was told by several goat folks that the Boers are not very hardy and have medical problems frequently. I don't know how true that is but that's what I was told by more than one person.
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Quote:Boers are hardy, they're from South Africa and can live in pretty harsh conditions. Mine has never been sick, he's only a year and a half old.
     
  7. ametauss

    ametauss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lady down the street from me sells/raises boer goats.

    She asks anywhere from $275 to $500.

    Good price. Make sure he's healthy. BTW, I have pygmys and I don't find my little buck to smell bad.... He's very well endowed and loves my girls which I don't keep them separate at the moment since all are bred.... He does tend to tell the girls he's the boss when it comes to eating.....
     
  8. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here in GA Boers tend to get wormy, need more frequent hoof trimmings and have some issues with kids being listless. That is why I chose to get boer kiko crosses.
     
  9. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three really good quality Boers for sale. Check out my thread at EVERYTHING ELSE... BST.
     
  10. scarpat

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    Seems like a really good price if he is purebred. Does he have paper or is it registered? I would not let him slip away.
     

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