Udder Development?

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by Sara, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Sara

    Sara New Member

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    Oct 4, 2007
    Ellensburg, WA
    My doe, Holly, will be 3 months along in three days. When will she start to udder up?
     
  2. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    if she is a first freshener, she may start a month before she is due
     

  3. Sara

    Sara New Member

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    Oct 4, 2007
    Ellensburg, WA
    Yup she's a FF, so she should start usually around the 4 month mark?
     
  4. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    that is what I have read...I haven't had a first freshener to actually kid so I am not possitive about it. I do believe it is correct though.
     
  5. cjpup

    cjpup New Member

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    Dec 1, 2007
    TX
    All of my does (FF or not) start filling around a month before. But my FFs seem to fill up really slowly and then right at the end (about 3 weeks before) really really start filling fast. My more experience does fill at a steady pace from a month out....

    CJ
     
  6. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    arkansas
    thanks for clearing that up.
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    on FF I can feel their udder start to distend from their bodies - instead of being flat and more smooth at around 3 months.
     
  8. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    It all depends upon the goat, I had some that started 2 months, some only started uddering up 2 days before kidding.
     
  9. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    There is NO STANDARD. They are all so different.