Is my goat "BUCKY"?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chickylou, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. chickylou

    chickylou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please help me learn this "signs" of estrus thing.

    Here are some of her, I think, "symptoms". [​IMG]

    1) She doesn't finish all of her food. She leaves half of it, even in the morning when she should be really hungry.

    2) Her doe mate milker is bucking at her, ramming her, biting at her.

    3) Her doe mate drives her by pushing her here and there.

    4) Today I actually saw my milker try to mount her.

    She isn't particularly boisterous, she is more cautious and reserved.

    Any thoughts to help me figure this out?

    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. username taken

    username taken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most likely you are just seeing a dominance-submission interaction.

    I dont think this is enough to definitively say that one or both are on heat, unless you also have some tail waggling and/or urination.
     
  3. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
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    The longer you have your goats the easier it will be to read when they're in heat. Some does are very obvious like my doe Daisy. The first time she came into heat when I got her I could instantly tell. She was mounting our wether all of the time, flagging her tail, louder then usual and her vulva was really pink.
     
  4. chels23

    chels23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do a lot of tail flagging, rubbing on the fences, rubbing on other does and are very loud. Each one is different and some you can never tell at all. The other doe mounting her might be an indication, but my does haven't ever done any of the other things mentioned. If you are feeding them and they are ramming her and biting it is probably just a submission thing.
     

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