Rescue goat is pregnant! Opinions?

Discussion in 'Waiting Room' started by totesmygoots, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. totesmygoots

    totesmygoots New Member

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    Jun 26, 2020
    New York
    Hi all! I’m new here but not new to goats. This is just a first for me. I rescued 3 goats (2 does and a wether) in April. They were all extremely overweight and on a course to the auction barn. Once on a proper diet, it became evident one of the does was pregnant. She started to get an udder as well. So I had my vet out to do blood tests before they joined the rest of the herd and low and behold - definitely pregnant. The vet said that blood tests only confirm pregnancy after a month? Is this correct? This makes the last possible day she could have been bred March 28. That’s fine as I’m experienced but I usually now exactly (give or take a few days) when my girls will be due so now I’m anxiously waiting. I thought she had discharge the other morning but her lady bits are dark so it was hard to tell. Do you guys think she looks close? I believe this will be her second kidding. IMG_1237.jpg IMG_1234.jpg IMG_1233.jpg IMG_1233.jpg
    Her name is Cookie and she is as sweet as one and her previous owners would feed her BOXES of Nilla Wafers. She was SO fat. She is actually 20 lbs lighter now than when I got her. And clearly pregnant lol.
    I’m excited anyway even if the waiting is killing me lol. Please enjoy the photo bomb from her friend Spinner too.
     
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  2. totesmygoots

    totesmygoots New Member

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    Jun 26, 2020
    New York
    IMG_1231.jpg oops. Uploaded the same pic twice. Here’s Spinner! Lol
     
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  3. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Her udder is filling. The udder usually fills in the last month. She is getting close but you can't predict a day.
     
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  4. mariella

    mariella Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    Prague Oklahoma
    I give her 2 weeks but that's just my opinion.
     
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  5. totesmygoots

    totesmygoots New Member

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    Jun 26, 2020
    New York
    Yes, I know you can’t predict down to the day. Thanks! All my does are so different that ligs are the only thing I really trust to tell now. I’m secretly hoping she holds out for my birthday the third week in July lol. But really, it’s hot and humid here so I’m hoping sooner. I don’t usually like my girls to kid in the heat of the summer. Thanks for the opinions. I’m leaning toward her being bred earlier than I thought as well.
     
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  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    She definitely has a cute udder going in there.

    Cannot say exact due date of course, but could be a month to 1/2 a month. ;)
     
  7. SalteyLove

    SalteyLove Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2011
    New England
    Any news from Cookie? Two little cute doelings?
     
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  8. totesmygoots

    totesmygoots New Member

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    Jun 26, 2020
    New York
    IMG_1353.jpg buckling

    And a doeling
    IMG_1362.jpg

    Born 7/7 at about 8:30 pm :) doing great!
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  10. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

  11. MadHouse

    MadHouse Well-Known Member

    Congratulations (belated)!!
    They are very cute!!:inlove:
     
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  12. lottsagoats1

    lottsagoats1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Middle Maine
    Awww, pretty little ones! Blue eyes?
     
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  13. Tanya

    Tanya Well-Known Member

    What beauties
     
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  14. Goataddict

    Goataddict Active Member

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    Jun 8, 2020
    Abuja, Nigeria
    What cuties you simply must post it in the 2020 Kidding Thread.
     
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  15. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    Congratulations!
     
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  16. totesmygoots

    totesmygoots New Member

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    Jun 26, 2020
    New York
    Oh wow, thanks all! Yes blue eyes. The boy is just the eyelashes! IMG_1441.jpg
     
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  17. totesmygoots

    totesmygoots New Member

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    Jun 26, 2020
    New York
    IMG_1436.jpg off to the vet for disbudding and a check up! Bambi is very shy & a lot smaller than her brother, Chip, but they’re both so sweet ️ and Cookie is the BEST mom.
     
  18. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California