I keep very few bucks in my herd. They are the ones who stay a bit, do their thing, and then go, to keep the genetics here diversified enough to be healthy. Bucks are generally the animals that I buy, too. I would say that for every 3 I buy, 2 don't work out. This has been a surprise to me, but I am getting used to it.
Gunther was born here and has made it through many culling decisions. I have loved him more than most, and he has tremendous promise. His color is not as deep as I want (But have I ever seen a buck with deep color? No.) And his coat is a bit cottony. But, it doesn't mat. Still, it isn't as German as it should be, or what I think it should be.
But, Gunther is the PERFECT buck in temperament. He is friendly, and kind to does, and cheerful and healthy. His back end is quite round and solid. He eats everything in his food bowl and is content to wait until the next meal. He does not spray his fellow bachelors. I can always count on him for an excellent coat and an accepting pat on the head.
And he and Penny (above) are friends.
But, he is for sale. $75. 60% German, he is 18 months old and weighs 10 pounds.