I was checking the does today to see who had signs of being joined. I have been feeding molasses to the goats as a source of energy as it is cold and the feed is not very nutritious. There was Rocky "in love" with a doe who had molasses from one end of her to the other! I soon realised why. Rocky has a rather long beard. He obviously gets a lot of molasses on his beard and then spreads this all over the does he is serving. The doe was a sticky mess....I'll bet she is pregnant given the signs of action!
Other "more traditional" ways of identifying does that have been joined, is to use a buck harness that holds a crayon that marks the does as they are joined. The other simple way is to rub crayon on the bucks chest, and he leaves a little crayon on the does he serves. The first of these methods is a little risky as the animals can get their horns under the harness and this may cause injuries. The second method just doesn't last very long and the crayon needs to be renewed every couple of days. The molasses method is certainly novel, but I doubt this will really catch on in the goat world........Perhaps this where the saying comes from "love is sweet" :-)