Everyday I come here and read the new topics. The info that I have learned here in the last year is huge. This last few days I have taken a interest in the topic G6S. I have a buck kid from April who is the very description of an "affected" goat. He started off very well. He had such promise up until about 3 months. From then on it seemed that I could never keep weight on him and he seemed to always catch anything that was going around that the other bucks never did. He has been treated many times for respiratory problems, he can't maintain his heat, I can't keep weight on him when the other bucks all look great. After fighting a simple cold and the low temps the last couple of nights the poor boy can not get up today. Last night he was at the feeder eating like normal. MY point in this is that although I am very bummed about Sherman, I do know that he would not make a good buck even if I did pull him through this again. Thanks to all the people that take the time to have the forum available. Just for the chance to have discussions about problems just as G6S. He sure fits the profile, although I won;t know for sure unless he is tested. I will be testing my other buck though and talking with the breeder that I got him from and let him know that he should test his buck. Thank you to everyone that makes this forum run.