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I"m a first time goat owner. My doe delivered two babies yesterday and they are up and wagging their tails this morning. I am not finding any evidence of horns. Does that mean they are polled? If not polled when will the horns become noticeable? I am wanting to have them disbudded. I read that disbudding should take place very early.
Congratulations on your new kids!
Have you felt their heads? If they are going to have horns, you should be able to feel and see a difference every day. They grow fast, and feel pointier than their polled counterparts' bumps.
Buckling horns will grow faster than doelings'. We've been successful doing disbudding after a week.
Is one of the parents polled? You must have a polled parent to have a polled kid.
Thanks. I wasn't sure if the mother was polled. The horn buds appeared in a few days. The vet disbudded both babies yesterday.