I need help. I just bought a goat at a sale about one month ago and it looks young and doesnt look pregnant to me? I dont even know what breed it is. Its marked like and oberhasli but smaller than my nigerians. I went to check on them and one has a long string hanging out that appears creamy most the way down and possibly blood at the end? Is this a heat? or is she pregnant and I just cant tell. Her udder hasnt seemed to change at all? I am terrible about feeling for movement because I dont know the difference between stomach movements and a kick. Any suggestions or ideas? Is there anything other than pregnancy that would cause this? thank you Sorry I dont know how to post this anywhere else.
Thank you so much for replying. It is coming from her vulva, and I thought of the possibility of heat but do they go through heat in the spring? She is abnormally friendly I think but isnt flagging or anything like that. I will be back with pictures soon but I need to charge up the camera.
Sorry no picutres yet but I have been watching her most of the day. She now has blood on her tail. Her vulva seems to be swollen. she also seems to stretch alot and occasionally itches her side but no pawing or anything like that she doesnt appear to be in any pain. I will be going out now to get pictures.
Ok I couldnt figure out how to get them on this post so I tried up loading them to photobucket http://s1098.photobucket.com/albums/g375/Gypsygoats/ she does not seem to like the wether in with her and will but him but likes her little friend.. it is stringy bloody discharge?? she does not "look" pregnant but doesnt act like shes in heat either...
To me that looks like she aborted not very long ago...possibly even at the sale yard. And her body is cleaning out her system like a doe would do after she kids. Sometimes you'll see that bloody discharge off and on for a week or two after kidding.