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Ok, so I have this doe that I bought as a bred doe, she was bred 7/28 which would make her due 12/21/07. Then she came to my house and came into another heat septemeber 8th and then again sept 12th.that would make her due not till the beginning of feb......well she is huge already, and being she would still have 2 more months to go and she is already humunous is there a possibility that she will kid on the very very first breeding date and she goes in the next 2 weeks or do you guys thing she will wait the next 2 months, I would be amazed. I will try to get some pics, she is poofy in the rear and getting udder development. what you all think??
 

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Sounds to me like she was bred the first time and had fake heat the next. The uddering up rarely happens two months before they kid. It can happen though.
 

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Im not sure, I just find it amazing how those could have been fake heats. I mean she hides her pregnancy really well, and she is already huge!! I just cannot imagin her waiting 2 more months! Her udder is no where near full, so I am not sure if she could go 2 more months. If she does she is defiently haveing 3 big babies or quads, no doubt. I will go get some pictures and that will be able to help you. thanks
 

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I would say that she might have been bred the first time you brought her home. But who really knows.

I have seen udders start as early as 3 months along so it isn't unusual.
 

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Well I am really not too worried about the udder, I have seen some develop them early and I have seen some not develop anything till they kid, so I am not payin too much attention to the udder. What I am noticing is that girl is huge!! Her sides, I swear, she looks like she could have triplets right now, and to go 2 more months, thats just amazing. I was pretty busy today and couldent get pictures, but I promise I will tomarrow, has anyone had a goat show this early and be this big? thanks guys
 

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I had a doe bred and at about 2 months she was HUGE. So you have to just wait and see. I also have one I know that is due in Jan and she is just starting to show, (getting a baby belly). She did the same thing last year, and she had twins. Again they are all SO different.
 

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I have a similar situation here. I bought my doe Raven bred, then she came back into heat 24 days later, I re bred her, but she had a really big belly when I bred her, right now she looks like she's farther along like she was bred on the first heat rather than the second *which I hope is the case*........

Anyway, it sounds like your doe had a false heat, which false heats can be quite common even though the does are pregnant.
 

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I went down there today and she is even bigger.....I swear she is gonna have either 3 really big babies or quads, she is just massive. I am sorry I STILL have not posted pictures but I have been busy. Hopefully tomarrow I can get an early start and get out there first thing in the morning. But a doe can come into a false heat, breed with the buck and everything then act like she is in heat again about 5 days later and all those are false heats. I mean she was in heat every time her daughter was in heat breeding to the buck so that could have been the problem, too many hormones running around.....mmmmm I swear I should just go get her ultrasound. Ok thanks
 

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wow really? thats amazing, here in california they usually want and arm and a leg, but sometimes just an arm! lol. I just need to be paintent. But I am headin outside to get pics and to finish painting my barn!
 

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I have one who's got me guessing too. I bred Potsie to be due 1-28/2-2 and then she came in heat again so I bred her and she would be due 2-21. She's just starting to get a little pouch on her udder, though looking at it there's nothing there. My other doe, Contredanse, who has to be due 1-28 or 2-2 since that's the only time she was bred has a softball sized udder already. Daisy who's a ff also has just a tiny bit of something starting and due 2-3 so I have been questioning Potsie's due date.
 

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FINALLY!!!! Pictures~~~







Ok so here she is, now she is due 2/1-2/05 but her first breeding she is due 12/21......so what do you all think???
 

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I'm going to guess that she's going to give you quads , but by the looks of her udder and this being the 14th...looking slim that she'll deliver this month...but then again she could fill it up pretty quick! I know this is no help to you because I am at just as much a loss as you are, looking at the size of her ,my goodness, how much bigger can she get before February ?! She'll explode.lol :p
 

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Thats what I am guessing, quads or quints! I am not too sure about her past wether or not she fills up real fast before she kids...I think I was told she does but honestly by the look of that udder I am not 100% sure she is gonna go. Her ligaments are still hard as rock, and usually they should be softer by now.....I am thinking she is gonna go by the 1st of februaury....and those babies are gonna grow and grow and grow in that last month....oh geeze, any one want some babies there will be plenty to go around!!!
 

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It's hard to tell. Can you feel any babies on the right side? Most of my does would have more of an udder by now if they were due on the 21st. But some does don't fill until they are actually in labor. You don't have a picture of her from the side, but from the other pictures it doesn't look like she has 'dropped'. My does usually shift the position of the kids down about the week before they kid. Your doe may well be due in Jan/Feb and just has a good sized tummy already. I had one older doe who was always that wide - even when she wasn't carrying kids! :D
 
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