Our new boy

New addition to the farm
New addition to the farm

A beautiful Alpine/Lamancha buckling has come to our farm.  He is a lovely boy and I hope that he finds his place in the herd. Sheep and goats have a serious pecking order, and anyone that’s been separated from the herd or flock for awhile, or any new animal coming in, has to take their lumps and find a place within the group dynamic.  Being the new kid, and a kid at that, doesn’t give him much clout.  I am hoping that he becomes friends with SnowPea’s bucky boy.  They will have some fun together, I am sure.

Right now the does are being a little unkind to him, and the sooner he gets used to hanging out with the llama, the better (if he would just look around and notice that the lambs all take turns hanging out with big Zorro, he would realize that no one else would bother him!).  His previous family had named the two bucklings they had this year Butch (our guy) and Sundance (his brother).  Not sure he looks like a Butch to me, so we will have to get to know him a little better and see what name fits him.

Negotiating a place at the feeder with two of the other goatie mamas
Negotiating a place at the feeder with two of the other goatie mamas

This is the buck that we are hoping will do our breeding for us this coming fall.  Fingers crossed!  We need some luck where goat breeding is concerned.  He is a beautiful little guy.

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