Kevin has arrived at our farm to service our girls. He comes with great credentials, musky smell, and a beautiful black beard. He is a 5 year old Alpine buck with good genetic lines who has a lot of experience with breeding. With our small spaces, his lack of horns is very important. Surprisingly he has a very nice personality with the public, appreciating nose scratches.
GlennArt holds goat chills daily, where groups come to enjoy the pasture with baby goats and mommies. At 4 pm on Monday, Kevin spiced it up with the two young ladies who were at the pasture when he pulled up. The mommy goats smelled him through the enclosed van, immediately running to the fence. Our visitors sat on the other side of the fence separation with the baby goats and watched a scene from Animal Planet Kevin entered his new kingdom and reviewed the goat mommies immediately. We kept the baby girls separate, as they are to young for breeding. Maybe they were out of reach, but not out of smell as he snorted at them through the fence.
Kevin knows what to do, so much so that he woke me up this early morning with his tap dancing paces on the plastic pallets in the garage. I have heard of other bucks making loud noises, hollering in the process. Not our Kevin he was silent but insistent. He was trying to get through the fence to Betty who looked quite happy to accommodate him, though she is not on the list for breeding. He was peeing and snorting and pushing the separating fence which I reinforced at 4am. He continued to check the other four mommy goats in his area to see if they are ready. Impressive. He will be here for 45 days, through two esterus cycles to make certain the girls are bred for 2021.