goats breed r not

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by michellemire, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. michellemire

    michellemire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought these 3 females there all 1 year old can anybody tell if there breed r not they were living with a 7 month old male I'm jot sure how long I notice him with them when I when pick them up the lady couldn't tell me if they we're r now long he was in there bc they were her goats they were her friends goat I have pic of there udder I took plz help n if u think there breed how far alone so I can have a clue when there due
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  2. H Diamond

    H Diamond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are all as you say, 1 year old, then they shouldn't have kidded before. And if we assume they haven't kidded before, they all appear to be showing some udder development. And that, in my experience, indicates they are bred, and probably due any time in the next 4-6 weeks. Sometimes first timers start on the udder early, sometimes they wait. That being said, my does always started on their's several weeks out. Now, this is all a mute if they weren't in with the buck for very long. A goat is pregnant for five months roughly. If the buck is only seven months old and he was the only one they were ever with, he would have had to breed them when he was like 4 months old, which is possible.

    So, the point of this rambling is: they look bred to me. Hard to tell how far along they are though. Until you get in contact with the actual owner and can figure out how far along they might be, I would just start planning for kidding now at any time so you are prepared for when it comes.
     
  3. michellemire

    michellemire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just tAlked to the man that I bought the goats from he said he just put the 7 mth old male with the a week before I picked the up but they we're living with a 1 1\2 yr old male since end of july benging of Aug
     
  4. H Diamond

    H Diamond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then I would look for kids in 6-8 weeks. What breed are they?
     
  5. michellemire

    michellemire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pygmy
     
  6. H Diamond

    H Diamond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya, I'm sure they are bred then as they will breed year round.
     
  7. michellemire

    michellemire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When do you shave your goats udder
     
  8. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Why would you shave the udders??
     
  9. michellemire

    michellemire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been reading a lot of people shave them before they kid so it's not so mess n stuff doesn't stick to there fur
     
  10. H Diamond

    H Diamond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. They get gooey either way, but it's less if you at least trim them. Especially with the real hairy ones. :)
     

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