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My doe Yoko has refused to wean her Copper Lady. And Lil Cop is more than happy to keep on nursing. She is a chunky little kid as a result! But I want to milk Yoko, and NOT have to keep Copper separated indefinitely.

First I tried teat tape. It was annoying and a few hours of tenacity meant it got removed by Copper. So I tried bitter apple spray. It must have been yummy stuff to her, she didn't even bat an eye! Then, I separated her completely for over a month. As soon as mother and daughter were reunited...Copper went right back to nursing like she hadn't missed a day. Darn it!

So the last straw is an udder support/goat bra. Yoko's is a size small, but I wish there was an extra small size. It barely fits her, all the straps are at their tightest, which is loose on her. I actually have to loop one of the straps that holds the mesh around the chest strap, then double it back, for it to work.

But it is working!...so long as it is put on right. My father milked for me last night (work) and didn't loop that strap like I did The slack meant Copper pushed the mesh aside and Yoko was drained this morning. Darn!

Anyway, here it is in action. I even managed to get a picture of Copper trying to nurse. Access denied!!!!

She seems OK with it, too. It isn't rubbing. She can still run, jump, and do goat things with it on.
 

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:ROFL: Ha!! I'm not sure the bra is even as funny as the story that went along with it!!
Rofl...! :slapfloor:

But, hey- It does match her color!
 

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Happy it works for you, it is cute, does Yoko like her little goat bra? lol :p ;)
 

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good job!! :D
 

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Lol I've been going through a similar problem with my doeling and her mom, except in my case I need my doeling off because she's too chunky! I tried the tape and that worked but it was to sticky. And tried making an udder bag but it wouldn't stay on. I love this though!! Mind if I use your pics to make my own?
 

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She doesn't like it, but she does tolerate it. After a few minutes of funny walking and acting annoyed, she acted like it wasn't there.

Lol I've been going through a similar problem with my doeling and her mom, except in my case I need my doeling off because she's too chunky! I tried the tape and that worked but it was to sticky. And tried making an udder bag but it wouldn't stay on. I love this though!! Mind if I use your pics to make my own?
I don't own the patent, I actually bought it from Heogger's! There may be better pictures out there to give you a better idea of how to make one. I wish I was crafty enough to do it!

Hah, funny that your little doeling is a chunk, too! All that rich milk really makes a kid fill out! But my doeling is almost as tall as her mother, now!
 

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She doesn't like it, but she does tolerate it. After a few minutes of funny walking and acting annoyed, she acted like it wasn't there.

I don't own the patent, I actually bought it from Heogger's! There may be better pictures out there to give you a better idea of how to make one. I wish I was crafty enough to do it!

Hah, funny that your little doeling is a chunk, too! All that rich milk really makes a kid fill out! But my doeling is almost as tall as her mother, now!
Mine is the same way!!! I didn't want to take her off but I got so nervous she was getting too big! It doesn't help either, my pasture is very rich..

Anyway thanks for posting that. I was looking for at least a design or somewhere that sold one but I had no luck till now! I think I'll go get one of their website and save my doeling some stress. Lol
 

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Copper really does need to be weaned :eek: What is she? A yearling?! Lol, she is huge, mom must have lots of really great milk for such a fat, sleek, healthy baby!
 

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In that last pic of the two of them together copper looks so annoyed. She is probably thinking-- the nerve shutting down my milk bar!
 

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Copper really does need to be weaned :eek: What is she? A yearling?! Lol, she is huge, mom must have lots of really great milk for such a fat, sleek, healthy baby!
Haha, she was born in March! Once her brother was sold, she got all the milk Yoko produced. She grew very well as a result!

My father has nicknamed her Piglet, because she really is quite a chunk to hold. She still thinks she is a lap goat, too.

I weighed her the other day, and she is 32lbs. Her mother is 48!
 

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Oh my..... :crazy::laugh::ROFL::ROFL::lol::slapfloor::slapfloor:
 

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Oh that is too funny :ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:
Poor Yoko looks like she got herself caught up in someones laundry :slapfloor:
Copper is stunning by the way , just like her momma :)
 

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*sigh*


So frustrating. Copper has figured out how together past the harness. I had it on SO tightly too. Poor Yoko could hardly breathe and Cop still drained her.

They are separated now. Indefinitely until Cop fracking weans.

I am more mad than anything. I am not going to dry up Yoko, as I milk her. But I don't want to sell Cop. Separating sucks do hard, too.
 

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Ummmm. Can I ask where you got it at?? It's so funny!!! I am just kinda curious. I don't normally see a goat bra everyday.
 

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Peggy Sue won't wean either. I thought she would when I stopped letting her babies in the house, but I recently watched her call them to suckle! The crazy part is that both babies are taller than their mama now and nearly lift her in the air to suckle!
 
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