Every time I think I've read about all the things that can go wrong with goats... a goat goes and proves me wrong!! I have a doeling born on the farm on April 10 of this year. (So, if my math is right, she's just about 4.5 months old.) She has started to develop an UDDER. And not a great one either... it's weirdly lopsided. Here's the reason I'm really freaking out. While someone else was in charge of the goats (me and DH were on our honeymoon), the bucks got out of the buck pasture and in with the does. It was just for a few hours and none of the does were in heat so it didn't seem to matter. The doeling was 15 days old when this happened. Everything I've read says goats aren't fertile until 7 weeks old at LEAST, but I'm just a teensy bit worried that somehow she could be pregnant. Which would be horrible, because she's so young! She doesn't look overly "wide" -- her mom has a good rumen capacity and so does she -- but her udder is definitely swollen. I'll get a pic and post it when I get the chance. Why else could this be happening? What do you think this is? Her mom is a great milker but I haven't heard of very many maiden milkers in Nigis... ray: that this little girl isn't pregnant!