will a pregnant goat still want to mate?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by picklespickles, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    that's pretty much my question. one of my goats mated last month and wanted to do it again this month. she did and then did the squat thing afterwards, the all is good signal, seems to be.

    if it takes and she gets pregnant will she still want to mate?
  2. jenichick

    jenichick Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    no not usually, once a donkey, goat etc get in foal, they will not (should not ) allow mating our vet told us that if they do copulate after a successful mate, it could jeapordize the fetus. Our pregnant donkey will NOT allow her mate to be successful not matter how much he tries, and boy does he try.
  3. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    okay. cool. i thought she might turn down offers if pregnant, but i really wasn't sure. i keep them in seperate areas, so i wanted to make sure i was understanding the situation as it takes me walking her around the other side to make it possible.
  4. lexustami

    lexustami Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    St. Clairsville, OH
    Here is a question that is similar.

    Will a buck want to mate with a doe that is not in season?


  5. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    My Toggenburg Buck doesn't try if they aren't. But he is a rarity!!
  6. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    You have pet deer in British Columbia?????? That is the coolest thing I've ever heard!!! Deer are soooooo beautiful and graceful, I thik they would be so nice to watch wandering around your landscape, I am amazed that you have one as a pet.....mostly I see them squished on or in the roads around here, quite alot lately, always makes me sad. [​IMG] Darlene
  7. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    As far as a pregnant doe mating - generally the answer is no. There are exceptions to every rule. They call them 'hussies' when they simulate a heat cycle and stand for the male while bred. I had an Appaloosa mare that was a hussie.

    Male goats are very virile creatures. Our buck has a favorite doe, Holly, who he uses as his frustration mount year round. She won't allow, ahem, penetration, but he does his business on her very frequently - bred or open.
  8. picklespickles

    picklespickles Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    i am wondering if i have a hussy. that's okay, though. she's a good girl, very smart and my favorite. what's a little extracurricular?
  9. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Hey scrambled. Toggenburg is a dairy goat breed not a deer at all.
  10. Chatychick

    Chatychick Songster

    Jul 9, 2007
    Blue Mound, Kansas
    Sometimes does have what they call a mini heat cycle and it can be bred again and that is why sometimes you get triplets and 1 is very small. Also when the does are close to kidding they put off a smell like they are in heat and the buck will try again and it can cause early labor. I dont let my buck run with any of my does to prevent this.

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