Any goat owner knows that the first sign of fall isn’t the leaves changing color or a slight nip in the air, but there is something in the air alright…RUT. The wonderful time of year, probably before the girls are ready that your boys decide it is breeding season.
Never mind that not one, NOT ONE, of the girls is showing signs of being in season. Those boys hormones coming in raging, your once beautiful well behaved buck comes to the fence and you wonder “Well when did I get a new buck?”
From the perfume(stench) in the air to the “Oh, mommy I love you so much” scrubs, to the nastiness on their face and beards, to color changes…especially those light colored bucks that are now dark brown/red colored and lets not forget the ones that show up to the fence with blood on their heads either from smacking the other boys or rubbing their “sweet smell” all over trees, or anything stationary, or even their sweet unsuspecting moms…..YUCK..
You just have to love those boys and their hormonal rages; yes, that is the true first sign of fall…
Rage on you crazy boys, rage on….(insert Nirvana’s Smell’s Like Teen Spirit here) lol
If you have gotten this far in this blog post, I must say that now all the girls are in season and in breeding pens (at least the one’s I want bred). Ever notice that all the girls in one pen all come into season at the same time? The same day? Poor guys, guess you should’ve been saving all that energy earlier in the year.
Think Pink….until next time…