pooch???

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by LaManchaLady, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. LaManchaLady

    LaManchaLady New Member

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    Apr 21, 2010
    ok major newbie here, i keep reading different threads that ask about their does being bred and looking for a pooch , what are you exactly looking for?? :help:
     
  2. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    The area under a does tail will change once breeding and settling happens. I can tell a pregnancy once the doe is around 3 months by the way her "pooch" looks. An open doe's pooch is all neat and tucked while a pregnant does pooch is all soft and relaxed.
     

  3. LaManchaLady

    LaManchaLady New Member

    13
    Apr 21, 2010
    thank you for explaining- so it is alot like a mare then
     
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Well....since my first and only experience with a pregnant mare was just a month ago, I'd say yes, the goat pooch is just like a mare.

    My sister's mare was found to be "possibly" pregnant a month ago when her previous pasture mate foaled....we figured at least 2 months to see a baby, not! Tiggs foaled 4/20 with a colt.