Hank or “Big Hank” as my husband calls him has settled in quite nicely on our little farm. He came home with Scarlet from Big Wheel Fainting Goat Ranch as well. He too is a fainting goat and a smelly one at that! He is our first buck and we have learned quickly how fun and oh so smelly they can be. The Boys are whethers (missing some of their “boy parts”) and so they don’t act “bucky”. (A lot of quotations, I know.) Hank, and all bucks from what I am learning, when in rut (breeding season) pee on everything. That’s Everything with a capital “E”. Their chin hair included! I guess the ladies like that sort of thing. I’m not a fan; good thing I’m not a goat I guess.
Once Hank has made it past this season, he will be a little more fun. As of right now he’s fun to watch and does get his grain treat hand fed through the fence (he doesn’t like crackers like the others) so he gets some attention. When he’s not going to pee on himself or me, he will get to hang out with us a little more.
As you can see, he sure is cute.