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We have received a new goat today!!! Obviously she is VERY pregnant. After raising goats for years I usually can pretty closely guess how far along the goats are...My guess is she is in her last month of pregnancy! I'm not too good on guessing how many they have.

But I still have fun guessing and being wrong!

So here is Bella ....in all her watermelon belly glory! She came with another goat that is no where near as big but both have a decent udder so I'm thinking single for Oreo (not pictured) and triplets for Bella. (I hope this pic attaches to the post) Not sure exactly how to use the iPhone app yet.
 

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We have received a new goat today!!! Obviously she is VERY pregnant. After raising goats for years I usually can pretty closely guess how far along the goats are...My guess is she is in her last month of pregnancy! I'm not too good on guessing how many they have.

But I still have fun guessing and being wrong!

So here is Bella ....in all her watermelon belly glory! She came with another goat that is no where near as big but both have a decent udder so I'm thinking single for Oreo (not pictured) and triplets for Bella. (I hope this pic attaches to the post) Not sure exactly how to use the iPhone app yet.
Wow shes huge!!! Im geussing qauds.... she pretty big :)
 

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Congrats on your new girls!
I'm sure you know from experience but depending on how many freshenings she's had... she could still just have twins :) If this is her 1st though, she sticks out far enough on her right that she may have 3 in there
 

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Yes Liz, the previous owner told me both have had kids before last year, but I have learned you can't always trust people. I did ask that!! Although one teat is lower than the other a little like a kid nursed on one side more. Lol So we shall see. :)
 

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Sometimes those "used" bellies can be very deceiving :)
Once those ligaments are stretched it's so hard to tell what you may get... I was seriously anticipating twins from Whimsey last February because all she ever had with previous freshenings was either singles or twins...she gave me quads!
I even had a doe who was HUGE'..... I hoped for 3 but she had one tiny 2 1/2 pound buckling :)

The excitement and anticipation is well worth the surprise in the end!
 

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These goats always keep us guessing that is for sure. Triplets would be awesome! We usually only have twins and every now and then a single. We had triplets for the first time a couple years ago and I was a wreck. I kept making sure everyone was sharing teats and getting enough to eat. I'm sure I would faint if she had quads! :) Poor thing RAN as fast as her little legs could at dinner! It was cute and funny! Poor poor Bella.

Btw I do have a question. What is the purpose of tagging a non registered goat? Like an ear tag. Bella has an ear tag. I have only seen boer goats with ear tags and was just curious. I know my neighbor tagged his when he raised boers to keep track of who he had. The guy who sold me Bella told me the goats were his wife's and he had no idea.
 

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I'm guessing triplets :)
 

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Try not to sweat it if she has quads! They're extra work, but I had my first set of quads this year and they were wonderful. I ended up milking momma and giving two of the kids extra, since the two bigger kids dominated the teats. We all made it through, somehow. :laugh:
 

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Here is a picture of poor Bella today!!

 

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Oh My when is she due? Good luck on the kidding and I hope everything goes well. We had a big triplet year here last season so triplets are doable but I agree with staying on top of it to be sure everyone gets their turn and there are no piggies! Keep us posted.

Leaning towards quads. . . well that or they learned a trick to push out to make you think quads lol ;)
 

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Oh my goodness! She's huge! When is she due??? Poor girl must be so uncomfortable, it looks like she swallowed 3 beach balls!
 

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She is in her last month of pregnancy. I have no exact due date, but her udder is no where near full. Poor thing can't even lay down normally. She laid down today and it took her a while to get up and down, and she didn't look comfortable at all!! Hoping for babies this month and soonish! I have done triplets before and it wasn't that bad. We just haven't had quads before. Im leaning more and more to quads the more time that goes by. I was just petting her and happened to feel some hooves. So she has at least one goat in there...the others maybe watermelons, but we have at least one animal with hooves :p
 
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