withers

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by hunt, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. hunt

    hunt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would a whither goat still grow his beard and hair the same as a billy
     
  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
     
  3. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    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.[​IMG]
     

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