is my goat pregnant?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by lisa62479, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. lisa62479

    lisa62479 Out Of The Brooder

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    i bought her from an auction on 1/23/12 ...i was wondering if u look at pics if anyone can tell if she is pregnant? or how i can tell if she is pregnant? and what kind of goat do u think she is?

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  2. rwbwfarm

    rwbwfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hard to say about the pregnant part - does she have any udder development? Goats usually don't show until the last 2ish months although my LaMancha has been HUGE for 2 months & isn't due until the end of March. Is she smaller? If she is smaller, maybe a Nigerian Dwarf cross. If larger, maybe an Alpine cross. I first though Boer cross but her ears go the wrong way :).
     
  3. ebrader

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    how old is she? and also for help on anything from what feed she needs to delivery of the possible little one check out this site :
    http://fiascofarm.com/
     
  4. lisa62479

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    no udder development yet i bought her from an auction the middle of jan so im not sure on her age...i dont know alot about goats yet...how long are they pregnant?..i thought she was a boar cross...but idk..she is short but chubby :)
     
  5. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member

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    Goat gestation is 150 days for full size goats, 145 for Nigerian Dwarfs and pygmy. The udder may not drop until around freshening. It doesn't look like a Nigerian Dwarf, maybe if crossed with a Boer, or even Boer and Pygmy cross. Good luck.
     

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