Originally Posted by Epona142
When feet are coming out of the vulva
And no, five is NOT old. Not by a long shot. Who told you that? Most breeders do not retire their does until 9-10 and they don't have a problem living to be 15. They have a lifespan similar to many breeds of dogs.
I don't know how far into the spring Pygmy goats will come into heat, but maybe you have seen heat cycles since the suspected breeding. If you saw her wagging her tail more than normal, mounting other goats, making weird noises, or saw goopy discharge on her rear end or tail (usually whitish to yellow colored) then she was in heat. If she had any of those symptoms after she was possibly bred by the little buck then she probably didn't conceive.
Also, once they are at least two months pregnant you can usually see a change in the shape of their "pooch" (their girl parts.) They will start to get more swollen and the tip at the bottom will be more tear-drop shaped rather than the normal triangular of a non-pregnant doe. Her anus will go from tightly tucked up under her tail to kind of well...less tucked up, so that it is closer to level with her girl parts. Kind of a gross description, and your family/friends will think you are a weirdo for staring at a goat's butt...but its a good indicator. I can usually feel a kind of lump in the lower belly in front of the udder a couple of months in...and can sometimes feel kid movement as early as three months pregnant. Usually easiest to feel right in front of the udder and I have to use a little pressure.
You can send a blood sample to biotracking.... www.biotracking.com
... Its not spendy, but drawing blood is difficult to learn (for me it was.) A vet could do the same thing I'm sure but would charge you more.