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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by hunt, Aug 9, 2013.
would a whither goat still grow his beard and hair the same as a billy
The term is 'wether'. And it depends on the goat. Some wethers grow long, luxurious beards. And some bucks hardly grow a beard at all. The testosterone helps, but genetics is more important, I think. Some does grow nice beards, too.
I have a mixed-breed wether that is mostly dairy breeds. Neither of his parents had a lot of hair, nor does he, so I can't say that having him "done" made much difference. He has a pretty impressive set of horns, though - much more than either his mother or his sister. One thing that I can say was affected was his height and musculature. He's very tall, even for a dairy goat, and has no more muscling than a doe - his "topline" is always pretty rough looking.