Everyone it different just like goats! I watch does for changes in them or if they arn't showing any heat signs. I also find it alot easlier to see a FF grow. Mine seem to fill up on that side with birth waters after 2 months. I also watch udders and back ends
So watch your does and after a few kiddings you will be able see if they are preggos or not! Most of my kids I can't feel kids kick untill 2 weeks before the birth.
Coondog. If you can get a picture of her butt, I will be able to give you a pretty good idea.
Some people say that you can not tell by this but you know I am 98% this year.
If you do it, get a good close up of her butt.
Yeah a pic of the behind would be lovely! Lots of the goat folks here can tell!
I have mostly Boers & they are 4 mos along. One Im not sure was bred but they are always making a fool of me. Another one never did get her pre-preggo shape back so she looks about 6mos along the whole year.
The rest of them are a bit filled out and the Nubian has looked like a blimp for the past month.
I never heard of the vulva thing. I think my goats' vulvas always point down? Huh. I'll have to check properly tommorrow...
If that is the pic of the goat in question, she looks pregnant to me. She might be just fat, but she'd have to be pretty darn fat. Did she look like that before she was bred? By my standards, she looks like an average, 3 month preggo goat.
Unless life also hands you sugar and water, your lemonade is going to suck.
If you know your goats and look at them everyday, you can tell when they are bred sometimes because they will just look gravid. They just have a different look to their abdomen. It has a roundness that is not caused by food or fat. Their udder becomes vaguely fleshy too. Remember the shepherds shadow....
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Thanks a bunch!
That second picture is what 2 out of the 4 does look like. The other 2 do have the tip pointing down, also. What surprises me, until I read about the vulva tip thing, I wasn't thinking my nubian was bred, now I do because your second picture looks exactly the way she looks now. I will still try to get those pics posted later ( I did get some today, but trying to figure out the photo bucket thing-anybody here willing to let me email and put them up for me?) and see what you all think.
Thanks everybody-this is my first year breeding, so I am full of questions!