Yup, it’s already that stinky, bucky season! Yesterday, we brought the loaner buck to La Paysanne Farm to breed our Alpine girls. This year we will be breeding three or four Alpine does and our Nigerian dwarf doe. In the 24 hours the buck has been here, he has already bred 2 of the does. The first doe is due March 22 , which is good, hopefully it will be pretty warm by then. It’s pretty funny because, last year, this doe was the last to be bred, and she almost wasn’t. She was bred in late January and kidded in June.
When we first put the buck in with the girls, Jacques, our donkey, was a little territorial, but he calmed down after a while. And I hope it stays that way!
This buck is a year old , so he already REALLY smells, and of course he trys to breed everything that moves. For some reason our ram, Hugo, thinks that he is a threat to his ewes and will try to ram him occasionally. But really Hugo is too sweet to do any permanent harm.