What is a wether?
A wether is a castrated or fixed male goat. They do not go into rut dueing the season and really act just like the girls. We use the banding method and train most of our weathers to pack, cart, or just do cute tricks.
Skywalker is sweet and very laid back I hope to train him to cart and pack. He is a little fine boned for pack so we will see about that :)
Mom's Wether: F'nor
(Written by Mom): I am keeping Magic Moonspotted F'nor, Menolly's boy, because Menolly has always been the goat that has always made me laugh (notice all the pictures I take of her??!?) and because her boy, F'nor, is so very much like her. He is affectionate, funny, crazy, clever and very dear. :) I am hoping to also train him for cart and packing, so I can go hiking or carting with my kid and her Skywalker!
Mom's other wether, Hermes! (also written by Mom)
Hermes had a rough birth - he was huge, and a singleton, and stuck in Athena's birth canal for 45 minutes, and then could not breathe on his own for another 45 minutes or so. Thanks to Hazel and friend Jill, Hermes made it, but he was significantly developmentally-delayed. He could not eat on his own for a day, could not stand for 3 days, and could not walk until he was 4 or 5 days old. He may still have some hearing and sight issues, but he is a sweet fellow who ALMOST became a house-goat. Because he is so people friendly, and because we don't know what else might have been damaged, we decided to wether & keep Hermes. He is exactly what we wanted in a girl - long, great ears, his mom's tall lean frame, wide rear end, a wonderful temperament...Except with the wrong equipment. Figures.