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Hey we just confirmed pregnancy for our 19 month old Nigerian Dwarf today at the vet. He did abdominal ultrasound and we saw mating occur a few times at the end of September. Luna wasn’t cooperating very well with the vet while he was doing the US, basically trying to ball up in his lap while he was doing it. We confirmed 1 in there but what’s the odds that others were hiding? I know ND typically have atleast 2 and it’s common for quads but not a lot of them have singles… so I’m curious if there is a chance more can be hiding and since it’s only around 55 days it’s just to early to see them.
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While it's common for multiples, I wouldn't be surprised if it was just one especially if this was her first pregnancy. I generally have more singles with first time moms. A lot also depends on her overall health and genetics too. I have one doe that is part ND that has more singles that twins. However, her last kidding she had twins. You are right about ND having quads sometimes. Had my first set of quads this year from a ND cross doe! Hopefully there's another kid hiding in there somewhere, but don't be disappointed with a single. Her next pregnancy is likely to produce multiples.
 

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While it's common for multiples, I wouldn't be surprised if it was just one especially if this was her first pregnancy. I generally have more singles with first time moms. A lot also depends on her overall health and genetics too. I have one doe that is part ND that has more singles that twins. However, her last kidding she had twins. You are right about ND having quads sometimes. Had my first set of quads this year from a ND cross doe! Hopefully there's another kid hiding in there somewhere, but don't be disappointed with a single. Her next pregnancy is likely to produce multiples.
This is her first pregnancy and both her and my buck are extremely healthy and have good genes and are registered Nigerian Dwarfs. My buck was born in April of this year so he’s extremely young and the whole reason we did an ultrasound was to confirm pregnancy. It seemed like he was a teenage boy losing his virginity and let’s just say he left his seed all over her back, back end, legs, and some non-goat surfaces (like their jump barrel) 😂😂. So we didn’t know if he actually hit the spot 🤣. I guess it built up his confidence enough that he’s now trying to breed our full blooded Alpines but even with a step stool he’s not tall enough! I don’t care how many she has as long as it’s healthy and Momma is okay…
 

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I agree, the number of kids depends on a lot of different things. It's also very possible that there is another one hiding - ultrasounds are not the too reliable for counting kids. It's completely normal for an ND to have a single, just depends. I had two first fresheners (both Nigerian Dwarf) freshen this spring, one had twins while the other had triplets. The ND buckling I bought this summer was a single from an FF. I've also heard of several NDs giving birth to quads as an FF. Goats are always full of surprises! 😀

Hope your girl has a smooth pregnancy and delivery to healthy kid(s)!! I would love to see pictures of Luna and the daddy to be. 🥰
 

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I agree, the number of kids depends on a lot of different things. It's also very possible that there is another one hiding - ultrasounds are not the too reliable for counting kids. It's completely normal for an ND to have a single, just depends. I had two first fresheners (both Nigerian Dwarf) freshen this spring, one had twins while the other had triplets. The ND buckling I bought this summer was a single from an FF. I've also heard of several NDs giving birth to quads as an FF. Goats are always full of surprises! 😀

Hope your girl has a smooth pregnancy and delivery to healthy kid(s)!! I would love to see pictures of Luna and the daddy to be. 🥰
Here’s my Luna (we call her “Ticky”) from back in April when she turned 1!
 

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I agree, the number of kids depends on a lot of different things. It's also very possible that there is another one hiding - ultrasounds are not the too reliable for counting kids. It's completely normal for an ND to have a single, just depends. I had two first fresheners (both Nigerian Dwarf) freshen this spring, one had twins while the other had triplets. The ND buckling I bought this summer was a single from an FF. I've also heard of several NDs giving birth to quads as an FF. Goats are always full of surprises! 😀

Hope your girl has a smooth pregnancy and delivery to healthy kid(s)!! I would love to see pictures of Luna and the daddy to be. 🥰
This is Cokey while he was eating his breakfast on the porch 😂

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