Are they pregnant?

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by shanzone2001, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. shanzone2001

    shanzone2001 New Member

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    Nov 8, 2009
    Hello! I am new to goat breeding so thank you in advance for reading this as well as any advice you may have for me! I bought 2 unregistered does 2 months ago. They are 1 and 2 years old and the 2 year old has had kids once before. They were in with a buck for a few months before I bought them, so the seller said they "might" be pregnant, but not sure. I really want them to be, but I don't know. They are in with my sheep who is VERY pregnant and it is obvious with her. If my does are pregnant, wouldn't they show signs by now?
    Also, is it ok for them to stay in the pen/shed with my sheep- they all love eachother!!!
    Shannon
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    well its hard to tell if a goat is pregnant till they reach 3 months

    welcome to the board

    why dont you post some pictures of your girls

    do they have any udders growing? have you felt for kids?
     

  3. shanzone2001

    shanzone2001 New Member

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    Nov 8, 2009
    Thanks for the nice welcome! Their udders are not getting bigger, but their "teets" (is that what they are called?) seem to be darker and bigger. I will try to post some pictures to get some comments from some members of this awesome board. Is the chance high since they were housed with a buck and Nigerian Dwarfs breed year round?
    Thanks!
    Shan
     
  4. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Yes ND do cycle year round but it doesnt mean they will settle.

    If housed with a buck the chance is greater --but nothing is absolute