Okay, so I posted this in the kidding koral also, but I thought there might be some milk gurus hiding around here. I have four does whose pregnancy status I am unsure of. I did think they were all four empty. But, of the four, Maddie and Ellie are filling in the udder noticeably and produce a liquid which looks just like milk but tastes salty Cheryl doesnt have visible udder changes and produces just a clear liquid like water. Lucky doesnt have visible udder changes but produces a sticky, thick liquid similar in consistency to colostrum, but it is opaque and light tan in colour. So my question being (actually a couple of questions): a) Does this tell me anything about the pregnancy status of these does? b) Is it normal for a completely dry animal (by that I mean not lactating, not pregnant) to have stuff in the udder? All four of these does have been completely dry (no kids suckling, not joined and not milked) for over two years. Your thoughts? I'm udderly confused.