descenting buck kid : LUSENET : Dairygoats : One Thread

how is descenting done? I was given a buck kid i want to raise for a herd sire but would like to eliminate at least some odor. He is three weeks old. His sire was a registered saanan with Lake Country and Two Ceders bloodlines. anyone know anything about these lines? His dam was a registered pygmy with ideas of her own as to choice of buck. proof that even a fence that keeps goats on different sides doesn't mean breeding isn't possible. My does are pygmy/nubian so this seems like a good match.

-- VickiP. (, March 17, 2002


The kid's MOM was a PYGMY?!! OUCH! Did she need a C-section? Just curious...

-- Sharon in AL (, March 17, 2002.

Yep, she was a pygmy! One of the larger ones.Totally disgusted the owner as her sire was a permanant grand champion and if the babies had been pygmies as planned she'd have made some money. but instead the doe had saanan twin bucks. but no kidding problems.

-- vickP. (, March 17, 2002.

Yep, she was a pygmy, one of the larger ones. Totally disgusted the owner as her sire was a permanat grand champion and if the babies had been pygmy as planned owner could have made some money.instead she had saanan twin bucks, no kidding problems at all.

-- VickiP. (, March 17, 2002.

Well, guess she thought the other buck wa smore handsome thats a goat for ya! As for descenting, when you disbud do the disbudding with the iron in a figure 8 pattern, by doing that you hinder the scent glands on the head. I know Vicki or someone can probably expalin it better. hope this ehlps.

-- Bernice (, March 17, 2002.

hi Bernice, thanks for the info. owner had disbudded him. My other two kids will be going to the vet for disbudding and I am going to see if the vet can do this ,just wanted to get some more info in case the vet would like to see it.My daughter works there and I get a discount on the bills.I've never seen or done disbudding and only have 2 kids a year so right now this is the way I handle it. that will change if and when my herd increases.

-- VickiP. (, March 18, 2002.

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