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Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by daisysmaid, Oct 13, 2020.
This girl acts more and more pregnant each day except for the obvious pooch and udder!!!
I say go with your gut. It’s better to be prepared for nothing then kick yourself later for not being prepared.
PS I think she is bred too and I hope to see babies soon!!!
Follow your gutt.
I do agree.
I've always herd later in pregnancy it's harder to see kids due to the size.
She looks pregnant to me, her right side is fairly large (I know not always reliable) and her belly droops below her. Did she have a bit of udder already before?
I did have a doe early this year, had twins, I knew she was PG due to blood test, and her udder did not start until about 2 weeks before and really didn't even fill much until the day or two before. Her pooch wasn't really swollen until a couple days before either. She was a FF but my other FF start their udders much sooner. I have one out there now 6 weeks left and she has a tiny pooch starting.
I've found late term ultrasounds to be accurate in determining if a doe is preganant, but it is harder to tell how many kids.
Well, I got a good Pooch pic yesterday. Any chance you all could give me your opinions I will know here very soon but just curious. I’ve never done the Pooch test very well
Sorry to say but to me she doesn't look pregnant. But depending on the doe they can hide it. 2 and 3 days before is when one of my does started actually looking 'poochy'. She could hide it really well, except for her stomach. I would try and feel for babies. And be prepared for babies just in case. If you can feel her ligaments you can keep an eye on those.
Try feeling right in front of the udder, push up gently. You might feel a leg or something.
I think I agree she’s not pregnant
Now just have to figure out why she’s not going into heat
She looks pregnant, IMO. I would be prepared for kids soon, if she’s due in a couple days.
The best thing might be to do blood tests? Wouldnt that solve the conundrum?
Having a preg test done, will answer that question for you.
So every goat is different. I've had people tell me some does weren't due anytime soon due to their udder size. (But I had breeding dates and blood tests etc) and their udder filled up the day before kidding. And it was small.
Her pooch doesn't look bred BUT I've also had some that were ehhhhh in that area too. I've got 3 with 40 days left right now. One has a super poofy pooch that has changed significantly. One, eh, and the other, hers has not changed at all. I know she's PG because I had her blood tested and she's huge now and I felt kids barely. I have no doubts.
My reason for thinking she is pg is that udder. If she's always had it, then I'd say likely she's not bred. But if she never had that bit of udder, then I'd say she's bred and watch for that udder to fill. There is a general consensus as to how they act when bred, how their body parts look, etc...but I've found a LOT of goats don't follow the guidelines LOL
Get a blood test or wait it out. If due date is 2 days, and there are no kids within a week from there...she's not bred. If she isn't in fact bred, she looks like she may be kind of overweight which can contribute to cycle issues.
Yep I agree. Blood test or I would be just keeping a close eye on her until she no longer could possibly kid.
Last year I had a doe I was unsure about. I did the pooch test and got 50/50 results on her lol I was going to pull blood but was already debating on buying a ultrasound machine so figured that was my excuse. So after I got it I was able to confirm she was in fact bred and I think it was 2-3 week later that she kidded. I had to go way up her stomach to find any kids though. It was almost to her navel when I found them and everyone always says to ultrasound way back by the udder.
I had another doe, a FF that showed NO signs of being bred. She had no udder what so ever, no swelling in her vulva area. I put her in the pen to take her to the sale. That night she was screaming so ran out and her water broke and she had a single buck kid. There has been a few more after that that I was highly doubting they were bred but after that doe I learned not to throw the towel in until there was no possible way they could be bred and they also kidded.
Thank you everyone for your reply’s and advice. I think I’m going to wait it out a few more days fingers crossed she is and not just overweight lol
Keep us posted!