Last night I met a buck bottle baby named Little Abner. He is about 2 months old and has been bottle fed since day one. He is about 4 times as large as my 2-week-old buck boy. And adorable. He is a color-carrier (red) white with almost inch-long horn nubs, a nonstop waggy tail and a major affection for people. His general social attitude almost makes me want to buy him, except that when he is a three year old he is going to be a pushy, no-fear-of-humans, full in his prime male goat. And if he keeps growing at that rate, he is also going to be huge.
I just got an e-mail from a fellow angora-raiser. It seems that another local shepherd got out of the angora business this last month without contacting anyone in the local group regarding a possible sale. She up and sold without anything so much as a courtesy call/e-mail, and only mentioned is as a has-happened in passing conversation last night. I'm not terribly close to her, so I don't feel more than vaguely disappointed, but there are other people who -- in my opinion -- could legitimately feel left out.