Recently I rescued a doe, Nana. Here is what I know. She was purchased by one family in the spring for their kids to milk, the kids lost interest in about a month so they just quit milking her and put her in with a buck and forgot about her. Next came an older gentleman who aquired both Nana and the buck and they were "very thin", so bad that the buck did not survive the ride 10 miles to his home according to the wife. Nana was nursed back to health but again kept with a buck. I'm unsure of her breed, from my research on the web I believe she is an ALpine? Please if I'm wrong any help would be appreciated. Next is.....is she pregnant?? Her udder is quite full and firm but she hasn't been milked since the spring. I assume that as with other animals once milk production stopped the udder would be more "empty" looking. She shows no sign of mastitis,( no heat, hard lumps or dicomfort with touch). I can feel her ligaments near the tail and have tried to feel for kids with little success.......nothing obvious as with my horses and cows. What I'm wondering is that IF she is an Alpine then she would be a seasonal breeder (correct me if I'm wrong) so could she be far enough along to have such an udder?? UGGG I'm so confused!! Wish I knew more about her. Anyways I'll quit rambling for now, thanks in advance for any info. Here are some pics from this morning. I have more or can take others if these don't show enough!