goat boobie question.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by agnes_day, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    ok..we have the cute little darlings home..and im looking at one of the girls..and her boobie sort of seperates into 2 boobies! is that normal? it looks weird!
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    There is something called cleft udder that is not normal.
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Songster

    Jan 31, 2009
    She might have a really high medial.. Can you post a picture?
  4. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    i dont have a camera right now but basically instead of one teat, it looks like 2.
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Songster

    Jan 31, 2009
    Oh, sorry, I thought this was the udder itself, not the teat.

    With a teat starts at one spot and splits out with two ends it is referred as 'fish teat' because it resembles a fish tail.
    Has she always had this? Sometimes as they grow up they will develope it.
  6. ()relics

    ()relics horse/dog shrink

    Jan 4, 2009
    The teat below the udder has another small teat that looks like it sprouts off the side of the primary teat...Is that about right?
    This is a defect that is present and unfortunately not uncommon in larger herds. The teat will produce milk but not as much. The teat will also be troublesome for a young kid to properly drain as it will become annoyed with it and only nurse on the other side. I have heard that this defect can lead to mastitis of that half of the udder.

    Cull the animal...this trait will reappear in its descendants...and probably isn't worth the added trouble.....May be why the breeder sold her to you...Hope not.
  7. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    what breed of goat is this I believe that teats like this are more common in meat goats.
  8. Blackbird

    Blackbird Songster

    Jan 31, 2009
    Meat goats like Boers will sometimes have four teats, like a cows, and it is quite common. Only two of them will usually produce milk, fish teats are different. I believe these are Toggenburgs going by a different thread.
  9. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    oh i wouldnt cull her..shes really just a pet anyways! i think its what is called a supernumerary teat? at any rate thats what the picture looks like. i just didnt know if it was some horrid growth or something [​IMG]
  10. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    If she's a pet, I'd keep her. We love our Nigerian Dwarf Goats!
    We have three wethers and they are our lawn mowers.

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