Will I know when my Nigerian Dwarf goes into heat?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by danielnv, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. danielnv

    danielnv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to take her to to get bred, but haven't noticed her in heat yet. I think I know what to look for, but never had goats before.

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  2. lasergrl

    lasergrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three and could never tell, so I just bought a buck. I never knew they were in heat but evidence of being bred was on their backsides [​IMG]
     
  3. Epona142

    Epona142 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In this situation, you could try a buck rag. Get a rag and either tie it around a buck's neck for a day, or rub it all over the buck's smelliness, and put it in a jar. Then, if you suspect heat, you can let your doe smell it and see her reaction.

    I know with my does, most of them have very silent heats unless the buck is nearby.

    I hope this helps.
     

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