That first year that we had goats I tried to find a male goat, or buck, to come visit. I wanted to breed the girls so we could have kids in the spring and milk for the coming year. Goats have a 5 month gestation period, and most types of goats only breed in the fall. You can tell when a female comes into estrus because she become more vocal, more affectionate, and will wag her tail often and with great vigor. I didn't have much luck finding a buck to borrow. My friend suggest I buy one, keep him until the girls were bred and then sell him. I did just that. The local swap paper had a male Nubian goat from excellent bloodlines advertised. We went to get him on a cold October day in my pick up truck. He rode home in the back seat.
If anyone ever tells you that something "smells like a goat," you will know for certain that it is not a compliment.