What does it look like when a doe's belly has dropped?

Discussion in 'Waiting Room' started by trailriding2dressage, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. trailriding2dressage

    trailriding2dressage Member

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    Mar 25, 2010
    I read about how the belly should "drop" close to labor....what does that mean? Any pictures?
     
  2. TinyHoovesRanch

    TinyHoovesRanch New Member

    It means it will look sunken, like shes hungry.
     

  3. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Exactly what Laura said, the hips and tail bone are prominent....even in an over weight doe.
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    They are totally correct...... :thumb: :greengrin:
     
  5. Nubiansrus1

    Nubiansrus1 New Member

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    Sep 2, 2009
    Though everyone si very right I thought id show you, since Im pic happy and have pics of about everything. This doe is usually very round... but this is her "dropped" right before she had her kids. To me it looks like they are really skinny but they ate a basketball or two... lol

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  6. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Great picture for example
     
  7. Nubiansrus1

    Nubiansrus1 New Member

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    Sep 2, 2009

    Thank you. I just happened to remember I had pics of that doe when shes dropped. Looking to see if I have a comparison pic because she really does "drop" when she drops lol. She goes from so round to just bones. None of the rest do it to such an extreme. Wasnt sure if its because the rest of mine are la mancha and nubian, and shes a boer cross or what.