I have met a few people who should be culled over the yrs
the basic problem with the ram is that he was hand reared by a woman(not me) and instead of teaching him manners they sold him to unsuspecting us sooooo he thinks I should feed him when he wants it and then carried on like a spoilt child when i chastised him he turned nasty with me and as i am only small and he is bloody huge I can't put it over him (if i had him as a youngster he would be too bloody scared to touch me) he knows not to try it on with husband and sons, brother in law brought his kelpie up and gave him a razzle so now he is better behaved. I am getting brother in laws dog soon as he is retiring her from work so she is going to live here and I can work her if need be with the sheep. The girls I hand raised are really well behaved so I think a lot of his behavour is learned not inbred, We plan to eat his prodgany so they wont be around long enough to course problems. If he breaks out he will be dog food, he has a repreave at the moment.
I am a great believer in culling, especially if it is a temperment problem, so far in the animals we have bred over the yrs (shown and bred Kelpies for about 27yrs) have had no temperment problems, largely due to careful breeding, proper training and NEVER selling them to unsuitable people. Hope to continue with all our animals in this way. I have a young male sanaan goat and he has been really good the people i brought him off dont tolerate bad behavoiur so i have had it fairly easy with him he knows i am boss and i have no intention for him to learn otherwise. The dumb animals (sheep)
in the household are the husbands, I just want to eat them