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URGENT: Breeding season for alpine goats?

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It is almost the end of October and my alpine doe has not been in heat yet. How long is the breeding season for alpine goats? How can I tell if she is in heat? There are no bucks nearby.

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If you don't have a buck then she might not show obvious heat signs.
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They will usually be more vocal, and more wagging of the tail.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

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If you don't have buck and are bringing the girls to be bred by someone else's buck, get a buck rag from them. It is a cloth rubbed all over the buck (especially the face) to pick up his bucky scent. Present this to the girls each day, their behavior will tell you if they are in heat.

 

I keep bucks, so I definitely know when a girl is in heat. Both the bucks and the does make it fairly obvious.

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My backyard flock: Five Araucana girls, two Araucana boys, and seven Magpie ducks.

 

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Thanks!!:)

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Originally Posted by Stacykins View Post
 

 Present this to the girls each day, their behavior will tell you if they are in heat.

I just got a buck rag today and showed it to my goats. My alpine was not interested but my other doe showed a very keen interest in the rag: biting it, smelling it, and trying to fit her head in the container with the rag. Is she in heat??? 

 

 

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I just got a buck rag today and showed it to my goats. My alpine was not interested but my other doe showed a very keen interest in the rag: biting it, smelling it, and trying to fit her head in the container with the rag. Is she in heat??? 

 

 

REPLY NEEDED SOON!!

 

More than likely. They become very interested in bucks during that time. Normally I let my does out of their pasture in the evening to go to their stalls on their own, where they have their evening grain awaiting. When a doe is in heat, she'll go strait to where the boys live to flirt and ignore food.

My backyard flock: Five Araucana girls, two Araucana boys, and seven Magpie ducks.

 

Mini Yooper Goats and Other Critters

My website for my Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Araucana Chickens, and Magpie Ducks

 

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My backyard flock: Five Araucana girls, two Araucana boys, and seven Magpie ducks.

 

Mini Yooper Goats and Other Critters

My website for my Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Araucana Chickens, and Magpie Ducks

 

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