November 21, 2010

Update on Pepper


Some of you may remember our Nubian buck Pepper who first came to our farm last year as a bottle baby. If you missed that post you can read about it and see some baby pictures of Pepper by clicking here. What a cute baby he was!

It didn't take Pepper long to mature and start acting like a buck though, even at a quite young age. Even as young as he was he became infatuated with the female goats on the other side of the fence. Some of you may remember he let his hormones get the best of him and tried to jump a fence to get back to the gate where the does were but he did not quite make it and broke his leg. Of course this happened very late in the evening so my husband and I used what materials we had to splint his leg until we could get him to the vet the next morning. You can read all about that adventure here.

I thought an update on Pepper is way past due! This video was actually taken back in September but as you can see he is doing well! He did spent over six weeks with a splint on his leg but it did heal very well. If you did not know you could not tell he ever broke it. Does he still let his hormones get the best of him? Yes! He still paces and watches the female goats on the other side of the farm all the time. This is the reason I am having a little trouble putting some weight on him. Though Pepper did finally get his first "date" with a girl goat a couple weeks ago. For all of his hormone driven antics he was actually quite the goat gentleman and the doe was impressed. I guess all that practice "courting" his empty, over-turned food dish all over the pasture paid off. hehe

9 comments:

Brenda said...

Aren't the bucks funny? I enjoy mine too. :D

farmlady said...

What a guy! I'm so glad that Pepper was a "gentleman" on his first date.
Too funny....

Grandpa said...

Those hormones can really get us into trouble, can't they? I think Pepper will grow up fine. I have a Boer buck who's just as active

Melodie said...

How funny! I tell ya, there is never a lack for entertainment when you have goats!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

ooo! He's handsome! I see that he knows goat yoga too! Tee hee.

Pricilla said...

As I read this I am listening to Luke the goat bellow at the does.

They are VERY entertaining creatures for sure.

I'm glad he healed well and erm, achieved his objective.

Nekkid Chicken said...

He is gorgeous and way too funny. The Call of the Wild must be answered, I suppose. :O)

June said...

Oh, we live in fear of our lively goats getting hurt. They are up and over everything all the time. So happy to hear Pepper is doing well!

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

So glad Pepper is doing well!