Goat Terminology

Goat Terminology:
ADGA – American Dairy Goat Association
AGS – American Goat Society
Buck – intact male goat capable of breeding
Buckling – young intact male
Disbud – the act of burning a young goat’s horn buds so that horns will never grow
Doe – female goat
Doeling – young female goat
Freshening – birthing
Kidding – birthing
NDGA – Nigerian Dwarf Goat Association
Wether – male goat incapable of breeding (neutered)

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