How soon after breeding can you do a pooch check?

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Idahodreamer, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Idahodreamer

    Idahodreamer Senior Member

    Daisy is at least 36-37 days bred, and she's a silent heater, so she won't come into heat without smelling a buck.
    So I was wondering, how soon after breeding can you do a pooch check?
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    2-3 months post breeding

    I prefer a before and after pic or at least some kind of reference pic to go off of (even if it is post breeding but sooner after).

  3. Idahodreamer

    Idahodreamer Senior Member

    Ok, thanks stacy! I do have before pics, and I guess i'll be posting this again in a month.
  4. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    i can usually tell about three months into the pregnancy.
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    So, what, per say defines a "pooch check"??
  6. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    The "pooch test" will show changes to the look of the does backside....the area under her tail to be precise. When a doe is bred and settles, the noticeable changes occur at around 2 months of pregnancy. Knowing your doe and knowing what she looks like unbred really helps when looking for those "pooch" changes, the anus is drooped, no longer tucked up under the tail and her vulva will soften and her entire skin area of the tail takes on a plush velvety look.
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ok, Thank you. I have never noticed a difference before..thats why I was curious.