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I took my Annabelle to visit her new boyfriend today. This is day 21, and she was showing signs of heat again. I called on a neighbor to help, so she drove and I sat in the back seat of my F150 truck with Annabelle with the front half of her in my lap. She rode very well and we got to the farm that has the buck, put her in the stall with him. You would have thought I turned her in with a pack of lions! She was so scared she was shivering. The buck all of a sudden turned bashful and wouldn't look at her! I led her over to him to show her he wasn't going to eat her, turned her butt to face him, and he really looked bashful! He is a 10 year old Reg. buck that has lots of experience with breeding, but he wouldnt do anything... The breeder said to just leave her in there with him overnight, that he was a gentle breeding buck and he wouldnt hurt her. As soon as I walked out of the barn Annabelle started calling for me... We are very bonded. I tell you, that was SO HARD to do.. it was like leaving my own kid at kindergarten for the first time.. In the past, I have taken my pygmy does to be bred and it was wham bamm.. all over in 10 minutes.. What gives???
 

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Even my does who KNOW my buck act like I am some kind of horrible murderer when I put them with him. And some like it :D
 

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I thought bucks were ready at any time, that it didnt matter if he was in rut or not...
 

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If the buck is not in rut, he may have no interest whatsoever. Some equatorial breeds may breed year round in the south sometimes but not always. So if this guy is not stinky and shy and just not interested, it may be next late summer or fall before he wants to breed again.
 

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Wow, I didn't know that... learn something new every day! I guess I shouldn't name a buck "Eveready"!!!! LOL
 

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I learn something new everyday too. This is the right place for it. That may not even be the problem, just a suggestion as I have bucks still in rut here so you just never can tell. Swiss breeds are more seasonal, meaning they have definite fall only breeding whereas Nubians, Nigerians, LaManchas "may" breed for extended periods if the does cycle and if the bucks are willing.
 

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Ok, left her overnight, and nothing. He just wasnt interested. Took her out of the stall and put her with another buck..nice looking guy, but not registered, and he nailed her in 30 seconds...twice! Oh well, I guess the other guy just wasnt in rut after all. Loaded her back up in the back seat of the truck and brought her home. She was SO glad to be home.. I should have left her a little longer, but we have an ice storm approaching, and I wanted her home.
 

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you cannot register these resulting kids without DNA typing.
The buck could very well have bred her during the night.
Becky
 

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I know, but the registration is not that important to me. I just know that whichever buck bred her, I know it was a purebred nubian.. Thats all I want. I only have a nigerian dwarf buck and did not want that mix.. I think that would be a Kinder, right? I just love that nubian face and those long ears.
 

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Glad you got her bred. It may not have been the buck you wanted but at least she won't be a free-loader this year and milk is milk :D
 

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:yeahthat Yep--unregistered milk tastes just as good as registered milk!!
 

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Stinkerbelle said:
I know, but the registration is not that important to me. I just know that whichever buck bred her, I know it was a purebred nubian.. Thats all I want. I only have a nigerian dwarf buck and did not want that mix.. I think that would be a Kinder, right? I just love that nubian face and those long ears.
Oh, a Nigerian bred to a Nubian will make a Mini-Nubian. If you breed a Pygmy to a Nubian you will get a Kinder, just for the record :D
 
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