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Anyone got a way to tell or make it less blurry lol
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how close do you get to her when you take a picture? Maybe trying... to stand back a little further.... will let your camera focus.. :wink:
Do you have a digital camera..... can you see ...the image before you take the picture?
If so......see if it is blurry in the pre-view window...when it gets focused then snap the pic....Good luck.... :)
 

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Yes I had seen that, sorry I got mixed up with who said what.
So do you think they would improve or so, if they were trimmed? Like her toes meaning skin and bone before the hoof is too long, or the hooves itself? I think it is the way shes standing, whether it be hereditary or habit, even if they were trimmed down even more, but thats my opinion, her hooves aren't that bad for trimming at all though.
Does any of that make sense?
 

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To be honest I think what you guys are seeing is just by bad photo skills. I posted the pics that showed areas why I thought she might be pregant. Not her in her best stance. She is a bit long in the toes and needs a trimming. The guy that does them for us is out of town, and to be honest money is a bit tight. But we do take in rescue goats, and goats people cant take care of anymore. They are not registered expensive stock. But that to me is not whats important. We raised and own very friendly pet goats. I love my goats and wouldnt have it any other way.


My comment I made was not toward everyone on the thread. I believe those that it was directed at will know who they are. I really looked forward to finding a site were i could enjoy how much I like my goats. Its a shame this site isnt turning out to be that. Thank you for those that were helpful in answering my question.
 

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It is really hard to tell in the pics whether they are preggers or not without a pooch picture.

The way that I get the pooch pic is to put out grain and let them chow down on it while I walk around them taking TONS of pics and praying that one comes out - hehehe! It might help to even tie them to the fence with the grain to keep them in one area - or use a milk stand.

Is there anyone that can hold them for you?

I am so glad that these animals found you and that you are taking care of them now. Hopefully they will continue to thrive with you. I have one girl - Daisie Mae - who for the life of me won't put weight on - her pics look like a skeleton - but in real life - she has a huge belly but a pokey spine :wink:
 

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It is really hard to tell in the pics whether they are preggers or not without a pooch picture.

The way that I get the pooch pic is to put out grain and let them chow down on it while I walk around them taking TONS of pics and praying that one comes out - hehehe! It might help to even tie them to the fence with the grain to keep them in one area - or use a milk stand.

Is there anyone that can hold them for you?

I am so glad that these animals found you and that you are taking care of them now. Hopefully they will continue to thrive with you. I have one girl - Daisie Mae - who for the life of me won't put weight on - her pics look like a skeleton - but in real life - she has a huge belly but a pokey spine :wink:
Ill try the feeding em while I take the pics and tie them. I will have to have a photo session with my goats back end. lol.

Thank you. I kind of thought with the dairys some of them tended to have a rounder butt, and some tended to be a bit more boney. And with my experience which isnt much with breeding, that near their pregnancy they tend to get more of the skinny back end, and the round belly. Then again I have others that dont have that look. They dont look unhealthy just skinnier in the backend. Im I wrong in this? Any dairy breeders notice this? I know I also have a Nubian boer cross that is a whole nothing story. Just full muscle and everything.
 

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My husband is hilarious - when we, ok I, got into goats about 17 months ago - I knew nothing and was so curious if they were pregnant - and was told to get "pooch pics". Well, the only camera that we had, was my DH camera for our business.

So I called him, asked him to bring it home -and out to the barn I went. Taking pictures of EVERYONES cha cha's. Well he took the camera back to work, started the upload and went out to the "shop" (We own an autobody collision repair shop), and let the pics upload. When he heard the doorbell he went to the office to help the customer that came in. As he was talking to the customer, the guys face started turning red - my DH turned around and here were goat cha cha pics on the screen saver behind him - HAHAHAH! Needless to say I got a NASTY phone call and now called the goat porn lady! LOL! :ROFL: :shocked: :ROFL: :shocked: :ROFL: :shocked: :ROFL: :shocked:

So here is a short story for you - I had a lady call me that she had an Alpine x and a Nubian that she wanted to breed to my Nigerian as her young children wanted to show the kids so she wanted to breed them to a mini buck. Ok no problem. She had just purchased these girls from someone about 1 month before they brought them to me for breeding. When they got to my house, I about died. They were SOOOOO skinny. I just couldn't believe my eyes. And dear Stephanie was doing what she could with them, giving them what the "breeder" had told her, which was a soup can of mixed grain twice a day and a flake of hay twice a day. I told her that she needed to up it, and I upped it while they were at my house. Although they didn't settle with my Nigerian, the Alpine ended up settling down the road by a Boer.

So then in July 2008 (9 months later) I took both of the girls to my house (she gave them to me!) I was estatic. She told me that the Alpine X was in milk and the Nubian just wasn't getting pregnant - well now I see why - she is HUGE!!! LOL! :shocked:

Anyway, back to my story - Got a little side tracked there - LOL! That is just me!

Here is a picture of Dora - the Alpine X - while in milk but getting grained beyond belief and almost 3 months post kidding a single. She is very "hippy" and sunk in in the back end -

July 2008



Here is the same doe in December 2008 - still pointy hips - 3 months pregnant



And again - just the other day - Jan 09 - 4 months pregnant



So no matter what they can be "pokey" looking and what not - it is just in their genetic breeding :)

Keep your head up and if you get those pics - be sure to let me know and I will take a look at them for you!!

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My husband is hilarious - when we, ok I, got into goats about 17 months ago - I knew nothing and was so curious if they were pregnant - and was told to get "pooch pics". Well, the only camera that we had, was my DH camera for our business.

So I called him, asked him to bring it home -and out to the barn I went. Taking pictures of EVERYONES cha cha's. Well he took the camera back to work, started the upload and went out to the "shop" (We own an autobody collision repair shop), and let the pics upload. When he heard the doorbell he went to the office to help the customer that came in. As he was talking to the customer, the guys face started turning red - my DH turned around and here were goat cha cha pics on the screen saver behind him - HAHAHAH! Needless to say I got a NASTY phone call and now called the goat porn lady! LOL! :ROFL: :shocked: :ROFL: :shocked: :ROFL: :shocked: :ROFL: :shocked:
that is hilarious.... :ROFL: :ROFL:
 

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Thats too funny. I was out about a month ago trying to take pictures of some of them. And I asked Hubby to help me. And he said he wasnt gonna help with my goat porn. And I got the same name. He does not share in my love for having goats, though he does like a few of them.


I will try and get those pics before the sun goes down tonight, if not in the morning. Does feel a bit weird to take pics of their back ends.
 

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hats too funny. I was out about a month ago trying to take pictures of some of them. And I asked Hubby to help me. And he said he wasnt gonna help with my goat porn. And I got the same name. He does not share in my love for having goats, though he does like a few of them.

I will try and get those pics before the sun goes down tonight, if not in the morning. Does feel a bit weird to take pics of their back ends.
That is funny ....... :ROFL:
I believe all husbands are shocked seeing that....when I look at the pooch tests that come on here at the goat spot.... my DH says...what are you looking at? It's like ...we are doing bad dirty ...things by taking pics of the goaties privates....LOL
believe me your DH does share in the love of the goats...I know they easily win your heart......if he has a few favorites.. :greengrin: .....he is being secretive ...and when you aren't looking.... he is sneaking them a treat...... :cool: :greengrin:

If it makes you feel better - we are all "goat porn - aholics"
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Well I got one of them a decent shot i think. Good news is its the one i wanna know the most. Here is the La mancha.



Here is another doe thinking Im toturing her friend lol Nah she actually came out to say hello

 

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I would say yes, but it is a bit hard to see if her rectum is flush with the vulva and not sunk in.

Would she be a FF? How far along would she be?
Shes a first timer. And she should be a bit shy [a few days] sort of 4 months along. Thats what gets me she looks pregnant. But doesnt look that far along to me. But its the only time she was in with the buck. Then again Im new to this and Im learning different does very on the way they look.
 

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I would say yes, but it is a bit hard to see if her rectum is flush with the vulva and not sunk in.

Would she be a FF? How far along would she be?
How is it supposed to look if they are pregnant? the vulva sticking out?
 

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Thanks for the link. According to that Im gonna guess she is not bred. Darn.



At what point does that apply? I looked at a few other does and they didnt appear to have the sunkin look.
 

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You can usually tell the difference in their "pooch" once they are 2 1/2 -3 months along.......besides the vulva being level with the anus, the whole area under the tail is "fluffy" looking...swollen and soft. I'll try and get a good pic of my 2 does to post tomorrow...they are exactly 3 months along and very "poochy" looking..lol
 

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The other way to tell if she truely would be 4 months is to start pushing in and around on her right side and under the udder. You can also stand behind her, one arm around each side and grasp your hands under her belly. Then gently bounce her belly up and if there is a baby in there it will feel like a bowling ball!

But truely - you would feel the baby if there is one.

I am still playing with some things to see if I can figure out a "home pregnancy test" for goats. I know with horses you can use the ph strips from a swimming pool or hot tub - so I am going to try that hopefully this weekend and see if I can tell the difference between a preggers and non preggers girl!
 
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