Could my goat be pregnant? And what breed could she be?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by neenerbutt92, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. neenerbutt92

    neenerbutt92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I have a boer mix doe that is about 4 or 5 years old. She was just put in with a boer buck in February, shes been living with my two ewe sheep and a ram. I've seen the ram mount her, but is it possible shes pregnant with a sheep?! I haven't seen her come in heat since I got the new buck. I've wormed her twice because I thought maybe she had worms, once with Ivermectin and once with safe-guard for goats. I don't feed them much just a little scoop of corn once a day for a treat. I have a mixed herd of 6 goats and 3 sheep and a lamb they get a green bale of hay once a day and free choice trace mineral salt that they all love! Is it possible for a goat to carry and give birth to a sheep/goat?! Also, I was wondering if you all could help me figure out what she is mixed with!
    Thank you so much!

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  2. anaiyuk

    anaiyuk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say if she cycled with the boer then she was not already pregnant, you might want to take her in.
     
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  3. neenerbutt92

    neenerbutt92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't see any signs of her cycling since the ram mounted her.
     
  4. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you posted on backyardherds?
     
  5. heathersboers

    heathersboers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is not possible for sheep and goats to interbreed- She may not be coming into heat due to the weather- Ours quit coming into heat until April thru August- she doesnt look far along if she is bred. We never see some of our bucks breed, but lo and behold-we get kids every year. Some goats just have a large rumen and appear pregnant year round- Can you get a closer pic of her bag??
     
  6. neenerbutt92

    neenerbutt92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had her since she was 6 months old, and she never gets a big belly unless she is pregnant. And actually the picture is very slimming for her, its bigger in person. She doesn't have a bag on her at all really.
     
  7. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    She looks like she could be part Nubian.....but I'm no expert! [​IMG]
     
  8. Alicia G

    Alicia G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is could be she is having a "foe pregnacy". I had rabbit that got bred by a guiniepig and she swelled right up! then about three weeks later she went back to normal. Ive heard of simialar things happening to horses
     
  9. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree, looks like she has some Nubian in her
     
  10. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

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    I had a boer/nubian that looked EXACTLY like her.
     

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