Should heat symptoms disappear 24 hours after breeding?

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by Sundari, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Sundari

    Sundari New Member

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    Jan 12, 2009
    Denver, CO
    My Nigi doe is in heat, and yesterday I brought her to the breeder's. The buck successfully mounted her twice.

    Today she's showing many of the same signs she was yesterday - she has discharge, is flicking her tail, and is yelling a bunch.

    Are these signs that the breeding didn't take? Should I bring her back to the buck? Or is this normal, and it just takes a while for her hormones to settle down?
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    yes I would bring her back if you have the opportunity -- seh might have been to early in her cycle to actually settle with the first breeding.
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I agree with Stacey....see needs to be bred again.... :wink:
     
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    I had my nigi doe bred by an outside buck last fall on her first day of heat, brought her home after witnessing several breedings and she was still tail flagging the day after. She settled with the breeding and delivered a single doeling 5 months later.
     
  5. Sundari

    Sundari New Member

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    Jan 12, 2009
    Denver, CO
    Thanks so much to everyone for your responses. As a newbie goat owner, I can't tell you how grateful I am for this forum!

    The breeder only lives 35 minutes away and was amenable to us coming again, so I loaded my girl (Dasha) into the car and took her back this afternoon. She was definitely into the buck again, and let him mate with her twice. So, I feel pretty confident that she's bred!

    (for anyone who's interested, here are some pictures of my beautiful girl and her new boyfriend http://heirloomgardens.blogspot.com/200 ... union.html )
     
  6. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Very pretty girl!!!

    I bet you end up with some very cute blue eyed buckskin kids!
     
  7. Mully

    Mully New Member

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    Jun 23, 2009
    Mt Ulla , NC
    Two to three breedings should give the best success ..... good luck !!
     
  8. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Your so welcome....glad we can help....... :greengrin: :thumbup:

    she is pretty.... :love: :greengrin: ......I would leave her with the buck... until she doesn't want the buck to mount anymore.....wait for the sign... of her out of heat........ :wink:
     
  9. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Guest

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    Oct 12, 2009
    Hahaha she looks like she's enjoying that car ride!
     
  10. Sundari

    Sundari New Member

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    Jan 12, 2009
    Denver, CO
    LOL - I know!! I just love that picture. It cracks me up every time. :)
     
  11. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    Cute pictures. But ewww! snow!
    Im so glad we dont have any of that here yet.
    beth