I introduced you to the girls, now it’s time to meet the boys who began our herd last year. As with the ladies, we kept the original names they came with.
Pictured above is Fugazi. He was a kid when he came to live with us. He loves food, and treats of all kinds. He is clever and smart, and a quick learner. He is the boss, when it comes to the boys. He can be a butthead during rut season (I think many bucks fall in that category.) He has the easiest hooves to trim of any goat in our herd, he has really great hooves! These days he also has some fantastic bangs.
This is Doc. He was a little younger than Fugazi when he came to live with us, and was a real cuddle bug at that age. Since then he has grown much larger, and much hairier! I sometimes joke that he got the looks, but not all the brains, he’s not as quick to catch on. Doc is the papa to all the goat babies we’ve had born here on the homestead this year, he comes from incredible milking lines. He also makes some really beautiful, and colorful babies! He doesn’t like getting his hooves trimmed. He loves food and being around the ladies as often as possible. Oh, and long walks on the beach. (Ha! Just couldn’t resist the corny joke.) 🙂
Here you can see how much larger and hairier the two of them have grown since we got them. The bottom picture shows just Doc. The boys live in a separate house and yard than the ladies do, but can still see each other from yard to yard. I haven’t spent as much time each day with the boys as I have with the girls, but have still gotten to know their personalities well. When the girls are being picky about a certain treat I bring them, I can usually count of the boys to eat it, they love to eat everything!