A two year old LaMancha doe I have has suddenly developed a larger udder and dilated teats . . . I mean within the last day or so. Her kids are part of the herd, and I *thought* she weaned them along with the other does at least a month ago. Haven't seen them nursing at all in that time, and her udder was small and slack last time I remember it. She is the one I'm having trouble breeding. I have a Nigie buck who can't reach without assistance, and she is a little taller than the other does, so ??? There is NO CHANCE she was bred earlier being that I have never had a buck until December 4th. She has no belly, and her udder/teats are soft and warm. I didn't express her. Her next heat cycle should be around the 16th of January. The buck was interested in her, and she in him the previous cycle, but I couldn't get him to do his thing at least while I was there 'assisting'. He uses the stanchion with a 4" platform to give him some lift. It is unlikely he bred her without my help, but never say never. She was in heat when I brought the buck home, and he may have bred her then (December 4), but I was so new at doing this I wasn't sure if he actually did. Any ideas? Could she just now be weaning the kids and is a bit engorged? How early do does 'bag up' in their pregnancy? I certainly exploded out of my B cup within a month of conceiving my own children .