Okay, so we have been raising goats for about 8 years now (though my father had them when he was younger). We seem to be getting does that appear to be barren. We sold "Girl" (that was her name) as a two year old who had never freshened (may have been three, can't remember for sure). Her twin sister "Boy" freshened with triplet does all of whom died. That was a rough year. Now it looks like their niece, Elegance, is barren as well? Danielle was an older sister to Boy and Girl (Boy looked like Danielle's twin brother Danny and Girl looked like Danielle). Danielle has done wonderfully, though she kidded with a premie her first year (bred too early). She had Dainty and Elegance. We sold Dainty to a guy for breeding as a yearling. We kept Elegance because we liked her looks, but she doesn't appear to have settled in the last two and a half years. It isn't for lack of chances either. We leave the bucks in after the start of breeding season and they stay with the does until we separate them back out in mid summer. The kidding does end up in the barn. It is very frustrating because she is Danielle's only daughter in our herd (one doe born dead to her last year). Danielle comes from a purebred Nubian doe that took GCH when my younger sister showed her. Any ideas about what could be wrong with her? Is barrenness common in goats? What about hermaphroditism (Girl acted very buckish)? She is three quarter Nubian and one quarter LaMancha (her mother was half Nubian and her father purebred). How much longer should we give her before we ship her? She'll be three in March.