a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
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Game on! (Jared vs. Loki)

In an effort to get the boys used to each other prior to the fighting, we put Loki back up front with Jared after the sun hit the horizon last night. Also, with CK's reminder, I pulled Sancho out of that yard so that Jared wouldn't be so protective (bucky) about his boy-pal. There was absolutely no fighting last night, mostly because goats have horrible night vision.

This morning, the fighting gong rang at 6:30 sharp. Loki and Jared decided to use the freestanding hayrick as the centerpoint for their fight. Um, no. I didn't want broken metal strewn across the field, so I hauled them out of that side of the field and closed them in the small front corner field where the only thing to damage is the plastic tractor shed. (That shed is not see-through and doesn't make satisfactory WHANG! noises, so they leave it alone.)

By the time I left for work, the fighting was mostly over. Loki was starting to whine about being done with fighting. And no one had gotten hurt badly yet... ::crossing fingers:: CK will check on them in a little bit.

I'm a bit amused that Sancho, a wether (castrated boy) who outweighs Jared, can cause Jared to get possessive and protective like that. Sancho would much rather join in the fighting, really.

Cookie is still on his own in the backyard. There is a chance that he is going to be borrowed for breeding on a different farm. I don't want to integrate him into society just to pull him out again. That seems like wasted effort.
Tags: angoras, breeding, goats
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