Is She Bred? Or Just Fat?

Discussion in 'Photogenic' started by HollowbeadRanch, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    Ok, I have had Robin for almost a year now. This summer I thought she was bred but she never kidded or developed an udder, now she has gained a considerable amount of weight and I haven't increased her feed any (or atleast not enough to make her gain so much weight). Do you think she is bred? I forgot to get udder pics but I will try to get a few this weekend. Or do you think it is possible that she is barren(sp?)? If she is bred now then that means that my Nigi Buck is the Sire, which would REALLY make me happy because she would produce a Mini Nubian :lol:

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  2. GSFarm

    GSFarm New Member

    312
    Oct 6, 2007
    Fairview, TN
    On that first picture she looks kinda puffy. She's pretty!
     

  3. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    What does barren mean???
     
  4. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    Well its kinda hard to tell but she doesn't really have the 'fat packs' behind her front legs that most fat goats exhibit, and her belly is kinda low.

    Has she ever kidded before?
     
  5. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    I was thinking so too, but I also thought she could have been pregnant earlier in the year and was wrong.. so that is why I am seeking second opinions. She is the only Nubian I kept because I just absolutely love her looks and coloring :D AND she was the first goat I ever purchased :D
     
  6. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    I was thinking so too, but I also thought she could have been pregnant earlier in the year and was wrong.. so that is why I am seeking second opinions. She is the only Nubian I kept because I just absolutely love her looks and coloring :D AND she was the first goat I ever purchased :D

    Also means sterile. It is a term commonly used in horses. Here is what the webster dictionary said:

    bar·ren: not reproducing; incapable of producing offspring —used especially of females or matings
     
  7. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    If you feel her belly, right in front of her udder, if she is pregnant it should be a lot firmer than a goat that isn't pregnant.
     
  8. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    From what I see of her she does look pregnant. Maybe like 3 months along. If she is indeed pregnant you will see an udder start to develop very soon.
     
  9. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    Wooo... something weird is going on with Goat Spot.

    I don't know if she has or not. She has never kidded for me and I have had her since January 2007. I purchased her at an exotic animal sale, so it would be possible that she could have been kulled for not producing?? She looked really sunk down in the belly to me as well.
     
  10. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    chances are she wasn't cycling at the time you bought her. it doesn't mean she is barren.

    As to goat spot ---- give it a moment and refresh before you panic that your reply didn't post. THere is a delay at times in the posting
     
  11. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    My Hubby says she isn't sunk down in the flanks enough to be pregnant... I don't know :?
     
  12. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    I did refresh and it showed it didn't post so I started to reply again, oh well, just a fluke I guess.
     
  13. mystic's_mom

    mystic's_mom Guest

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    Oct 5, 2007
    Some does carry those kids higher, and in the instance of multiples, they take up more space; that she's not 'sunken' in means nothing until about 2 days before birth when the kids shift into birthing position. That is when most does get that hollow flank look, because everything moves downwards, until then, the kids could be setting anywhere in her (on the right side) (rumen is left), not just 'on the bottom' of her tummy.
     
  14. HollowbeadRanch

    HollowbeadRanch New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    NW Alabama
    I think she is beginning to get milk. I will try and get pics of her udder tomorrow.
     
  15. eliya

    eliya New Member

    She looks pregnant to me! It is hard to tell for sure, but that belly... I have noticed that each doe carries her kid differently. I have some does that carry them really low and don't get too wide and then I have does that carry them high and wide. Other does just get big all over :D Keep us updated!
     
  16. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    she looks bred to me, her belly is low slung. In the first picture her rear looks a little swollen and in the second picture her tail head looks a little loose.
    beth
     
  17. mystic's_mom

    mystic's_mom Guest

    265
    Oct 5, 2007
    Ooohhh...good luck!!! :hi5: