Ligs?

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by keren, May 9, 2009.

  1. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    My ewes STILL havent lambed :hair: I dont have due dates, and with the fat tails it is awfully difficult to monitor udders and vulvas.

    Today I was watching them, and noticed the white ewe (Vega) must be getting really loose in the vulva, because I can see the tip of it poking out from behind the tail. Also, she kinda looks like maybe her ligs are gone. What do you guys think? I'm not sure if you can tell from this photo but this is her lig area now:

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    And this is her lig area almost 5 weeks ago:

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    This brown girl (Cassie) has the biggest udder of them all ... so its a guessing game at the moment as to which of them will pop first lol

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  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    yah its real sunk in - looks close
     

  3. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    She looks very close - is this her first time? Can you handle these girls?
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree.... I see the difference from before and now ....she is suck in...... :greengrin:

    they sure do ...have thick tails don't they..... :)
     
  5. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    NO lamb this morning. White ewe is sitting there happily chewing her cud :GAAH:

    no, she's five years old, none of these girls are maidens (well there is one maiden but I'm pretty confident she's empty). Can I handle them? Well, yes ... in a manner of speaking. They are a bit like your sheep in that I wouldnt truly call them domesticated, but these girls are in a small yard where I can corner them and catch them if necessary. They are actually very good when I handle them - they dont fight too much. But I cant walk through their pens and pat them, or feel ligs, or lift tails to check vulvas. Not even when they are eating.

    Yep, its awfully fun trying to peer around the tails lol to check udders and such

    Its interesting trying to monitor these girls, I've never monitored the birthing of something wild and undomesticated in essence. I have worked with deer before but the calving was never supervised or monitored at all.
     
  6. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I would catch her and check her ligs - they go mushy exactly like the goats. I caught mine and there was nothing there (as in ligs) and that night she lambed.
     
  7. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    thanks allison, I will do that bit later today (I have a friend coming over to help splint my lambs leg - think she broke it). I'll catch both the brown and the white ewe - the brown ewe looks to have lost the ligs too, today. My mum can hold the goats for me but these sheep are a little too much for her lol
     
  8. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    O yeah...definate difference in her rump area, She looks very close to me.
     
  9. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    ligs are gone gone gone on both of them, the third still had em when I handled them last night and this morning .............






    NO LAMBS! :hair: :GAAH: [​IMG]
     
  10. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Awww...I know how ya feel.... :hug:
     
  11. Jenna

    Jenna New Member

    667
    Jan 7, 2009
    hope they have those lambs SOON!! :hammer:
     
  12. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
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    STILL NO LAMBS! :hair: :GAAH: :angry:

    All three have mush galore in place of ligs, and udders that I swear are going to explode!

    But everytime I go out there, the cheeky buggers are just happily chewing their cud!

    WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THESE SHEEP!!
     
  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    they are stubborn..... and holding on .........just to get at us..... :hair: :help: :doh: :hug:
     
  14. Jenna

    Jenna New Member

    667
    Jan 7, 2009
    just trying to make you :hair: :hair: :hammer:
     
  15. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
  16. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  17. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    nope, nothing yet :doh:

    Spoke to the breeder last night, she got her first lambs yesterday, she couldnt believe how long they'd held out ...
     
  18. keren

    keren owned by goats

    Oct 26, 2008
    Australia
    do you know, THREE WEEKS to the day since that white ewe lost her ligs ... she had her lamb!

    She had an ugly little white lamb this morning, three weeks since my original post ... dont know whether its a boy or girl yet. my bet is a boy just going by the face

    the light brown ewe that HADNT lost her ligs when I first posted, lambed first last week, two weeks after the original post, a cute little ram lamb

    the dark brown ewe who I was convinced would drop first, dropped yesterday, stunning little ewe lamb

    must take some photos ...
     
  19. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    congrats on the new babies.... :thumbup: ..can't wait to see the pics..... :wink:
     
  20. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    congrats on the lambs :cool: