Monday, December 14, 2009

Goatucation - The Buck LIVES Here

Today I am going to tell you all about the Nigerian Dwarf buck. I will try and stay professional but I will be talking about the love of my life so please forgive me if I slip a little. But I know this is Goatucation and I have to be a good goat so here goes.

As you know we have a buck here on the Farm. His name is Luke the goat. (Oh Luuuuke, how are you my little ball of fur?) 




Ah-hem. Sorry about that.  As I told you before we Nigerian Dwarf goats are of West African extraction. Now of course the main difference is that the publicist does not milk Luke. heh heh He's a boy goat. Bucks, by the standards set by the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) should be 23.5" at the withers (the withers are basically our shoulder blades to make it simple). 

Now bucks are very different from does and they have a bit of an odor about them that you humans sometimes find disagreeable. The publicist doesn't seem to mind it much which is good because she is the one who takes care of my little studmuffin, uh, I mean Luke. This odor is VERY attractive to us does though. Oh yeah! But this is a family blog and that is all I am going to say.  Luke will also call out to us, wag his tongue and stamp his hoof to let us know he is erm, interested and wants to rhumba.  You remember when I told you about flemming - here is a photo of Luke flemming. Ooooooh Luke! I love you!




Bucks CAN get aggressive and when there are more than one of them on a Farm they will often times charge at one another. Luke is something else when he gets to charging, isn't he? But Luke is a very docile buck and treats the publicist with respect.








Luke is the only goat on the Farm to have his papers. That means he is registered with the ADGA. He is also the only goat on the Farm that the publicist and male person bought so sometimes he acts like he is a little bit special. Harumph! I had my papers once but I ate them.


If you want to learn more about buck goats this is a very interesting site. It is full of lots of goaty information. I hope you liked learning a little bit more about the handsomest goat on the Farm.



Be sure to visit the publicist's blog - today is the last day for her giveaway of 5 copies of the romance book Knight of Pleasure. Luke the goat is my little knight in cow-like armor.




Tomorrow: Who knows. It's still cold and now there is snow.

14 comments:

  1. how could anyone refuse that look on luke's face? he is a studmuffin! tell the publicist i found a goat for my nativity!

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  2. Pricilla, you are right. Luke is a lovely lad. You lucky gal.

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  3. is it just the picture, or do I see a little "beard" on Luke? do the bucks have a sort of beard? SEXY! hehe

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  4. Well, now that's interesting that they emit a bit of their manliness.

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  5. Well Pricilla,you have a reason to be smitten! Luke is a handsome fellow!I can tell he just oozes buckly charm. I don't see how any goatie gal could possibly resist him!

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  6. I guess I can understand thinking you are a little bit special if you are registered and have fancy papers, but I think you are special even without papers. Luke does look very manly and I can understand your feelings for him.

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  7. Luke, what a hottie you are! I can definitely see the attraction. Perhaps it's a good thing I can't smell you, though.

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  8. Oh my yes your Luke is handsome, though I am still in love with my Harrison...but that sure doesn't mean a doe can't enjoy the view does it!

    I guess you saw that Liberty girl said my Harrison was a bully! As your publicist said male goats can get aggressive, Harrison is only that way with other male goats. He has never tried to harm the Lady Rancher!

    I will tell Lady Rancher about the Romance Novel give away, she loovvess to read romance novels!

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  9. Luke is cute and all, but I think he is an "acquired" taste--sort of like Brad Pitt. It's all in the eye of the beholder. :)

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  10. You are very lucky to have some a handsome buck as your studmuffin! That was very interesting. I didn't know that male goats smelled different...

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  11. He's seriously handsome...

    Thanks for the link to the reindeer "boots" by the way. Very interesting!

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  12. Luke is very handsome and it was interesting learning more about him. That last photo is so cute!

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  13. Luke is a very lovely buck. I will have to find my little gal a buck in the spring. She lives with my two ewe lambs because she is a Nigerian Dwarf and I don't want her mated by my Nubian or Alpine billy. I wasn't really planning to own a Nigerian Dwarf but the lady that had her didn't want her anymore and I couldn't say no to a cute little goat named, Buttons. She doesn't seem to mind that she lives with a lamb and not the other goats.

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