Our little wether and his sister were born on Feb 25 of this year. I understand from the person who sold them to us that they were both disbudded by a vet, and Hawk, the wether, was also neutered at the same time. I think they also got shots then (but don't remember).
Well, little Hawk, now 3 months old, has horns growing back. We noticed them about 2 weeks ago when we rubbed his head, and just thought it was little nubs leftover that we hadn't noticed before. However, a few days ago, it became impossible to ignore as the horn-buds had grown to about 1/2 inch in length.
He also likes, er, mounting his sister, which thankfully she doesn't tolerate. Possibly the castration didn't take.
I found a local vet that is experienced in goats. They will take a look at Hawk this weekend and check to make sure (1) he's been castrated, and (2) his horns can be disbudded (actually called dehorning now) again without damage to him.
During a lengthy conversation, the vet told me the operation is risky even at 3 months of age. They will need to give Hawk sedation (to put him under), and dehorning him at that age results in a "high incidence of trouble". Could get into his sinuses, etc. Could kill him.
Told me if we have all horned goats, he'd be ok leaving them to grow. But a horned goat with non-horned goats could cause problems, not for the horned goat but for the others when he plays, etc. And he and his sister, Honey, love to butt heads and push and play.
Will have to wait and see what the vet says this weekend.
Meanwhile.... the attempt to work on the goat house continues! Even tho I have a cactus spike in my finger that I can't get out.