URGENT: Breeding season for alpine goats?

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  1. Bigwig

    Bigwig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is almost the end of October and my alpine doe has not been in heat yet. How long is the breeding season for alpine goats? How can I tell if she is in heat? There are no bucks nearby.
     
  2. farmchick897

    farmchick897 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't have a buck then she might not show obvious heat signs.
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They will usually be more vocal, and more wagging of the tail.
     
  4. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    If you don't have buck and are bringing the girls to be bred by someone else's buck, get a buck rag from them. It is a cloth rubbed all over the buck (especially the face) to pick up his bucky scent. Present this to the girls each day, their behavior will tell you if they are in heat.

    I keep bucks, so I definitely know when a girl is in heat. Both the bucks and the does make it fairly obvious.
     
  5. Bigwig

    Bigwig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!![​IMG]
     
  6. Bigwig

    Bigwig Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a buck rag today and showed it to my goats. My alpine was not interested but my other doe showed a very keen interest in the rag: biting it, smelling it, and trying to fit her head in the container with the rag. Is she in heat???


    REPLY NEEDED SOON!!
     
  7. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    More than likely. They become very interested in bucks during that time. Normally I let my does out of their pasture in the evening to go to their stalls on their own, where they have their evening grain awaiting. When a doe is in heat, she'll go strait to where the boys live to flirt and ignore food.
     

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