Yearling filly "nursing" off of yearling gelding - GROSS
My yearling filly does the weirdest thing - she goes over and "nurses" off of my yearling colt - yeah, she pretty much sucks on his sheath. It looks rather disturbing and he seems to LOVE it. He is gelded FYI.
Has anyone seen this before?
Oh yes, I have seen this! Last year, I put my weanling filly at weaning time in with my yearling colt and he spent the winter getting in touch with his feminine side. Eventually, the filly gave up the habit but I think the colt was sorry! LOL!
My weanling filly and colt did this over the winter. I started to wonder if I needed to geld him ASAP! The typical male, he loved the "attention" but never showed any interest in mounting her or anything so he got gelded this spring. She stopped after a few weeks but it was pretty gross...
My orphan yearling filly will stand and make a nursing action after she eats. She'll also nurse on the yearling colt out with her, but she doesn't usually nurse on his sheath. She nurses on his shoulder, his stifle, his neck.... haha I think she just likes to touch him while she's nursing. The colt could care less, and he doesn't seem to "like" it or "dislike" it.
Yes, yes, yes I have a filly who was weaned alongside a same-age colt (who was soon to be a gelding). She definitely used to suck on his undercarriage. He seemed unperturbed but a bit bemused at first. She grew out of it over a period of a month or so. He has since been gelded and they still live together but she's no longer interested in him in that way!
If you're bothered, look away. She'll get over it!
Yep. I had an orphan colt a few years ago. He nursed off of my other colt's sheath after that colt was weaned. The other colt was happy to help, LOL. I worried for awhile that the orphan would not outgrow this nursing behavior, but he did and both colts were none the worse for it.
I had a gelding that was a fantastic babysitter for a weanling. She would try to nurse off him and he would just stand there. She eventually stopped trying after a week or two. After awhile they had to be separated because he became too good at his job and became very protective of her.