just wondered about spots on tail

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Lawanda, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Lawanda

    Lawanda New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    West Virginia
    Are these normal? Or do they indicate a problem of some kind? I never noticed them, but my dh says they appeared about two weeks ago...

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  2. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    Do they have scabs? One of my wethers just had some spots that looked very much the same with scabs, I figured he laid down in ants.......I put some antibiotic cream on them and his have pretty much healed up.
     

  3. Lawanda

    Lawanda New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    West Virginia
    No, actually they kinda look like freckles, in a way. They are a light brownish color and look like splotchy kinda... Am I making any sense? I honestly thought they had been there all along, since I never noticed them, but my dh swears they just got there recently.... maybe I will try to get a closer pic....
     
  4. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Is it a sore or actually a freckle?

    How old is she? My snow white Angel had the pinkest skin on her teats, under her tail and her face until she was around 9 months old...then she started to get "spots" in those areas as she aged...totally normal for some to get freckles. Shes's now 2 years and 1 month old and has alot of freckles...even on her eyelids.
     
  5. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    its pigmentation
    boers should have pigmented tails...but they come with age unless its a paint or dark colored goat.
     
  6. Lawanda

    Lawanda New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    West Virginia
    Oh WHEW!!! Ok, she is about 7 months old now, so that would explain it! She is part Boer. I took a pic of her just cuz she was lookin cute here:


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  7. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Yup, she's a normal little girl.....and a pretty one too :love:
     
  8. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    Yeah, that is normal. My white goat has spots like that too :)
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Yup... totally right... it pigment spots..... :greengrin:
     
  10. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    And she might get more as time goes on!
     
  11. Lawanda

    Lawanda New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    West Virginia
    I'm so glad I found this place. I would never have known that was normal! :thumbup:
     
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    we are happy.... to have you with us to..... :wink: :greengrin: