Buck becoming agressive with does in heat
We have a 3 yr old Nubian buck that is bottle feed and very well
behaved in most cases. He has breed one of our does two years in a row
no problems. We have decided to add a few more does. This year for some
reason he is acting overly aggressive, and even down right cruel to the
does, even when they are in heat.
We are in arizona, a very hot part of arizona and are breeding on the
offtime to make sure the kids are not born in 110+ weather. I was told
the does will come into heat still if put with the buck... this seemed
to be happening but he doesnt seem to wanna breed them. He will but
them into the fence over and over, and even lifted one doe up by her
leg and held it in his horns. Yes he as well as the does are horned.
This was my choice because of safety issues from coyotes and wild dogs
out here being around so much. Anyways. Is this normal? How can I breed
them and not risk them being killed? The buck is very well behaved with
us and has never turned his horns to us.