Do I have a pregnant girl so confused

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I have a Nubian myotonic doe first time bred bred not sure if she is pregnant or not. All the research says look at her vulva and check ligaments. So I have some pictures of her and her vulva from mid September until Friday I hope these pictures help. I'm just not sure if she is or is f she's not. Like I said I'm very new to goats. I hope you will help me. Thank you in advance.
 

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This early in the game it's hard to tell anything by pics. If you really, really want to know you might order one of these tests. They're cheap and pretty accurate.

Checking ligaments is a good way to tell when your goat is close to kidding - but won't tell you anything yet.

She's a pretty girl! Hope she's bred!
 

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Thank you so much! I will definitely be buying that test. I have tried check the ligaments but not sure what I'm feeling for. So everyone has been saying check the vulva for changes. So I've been trying to take pictures I just don't have one of her before she wasn't bred. I appreciate your help
 

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Agree with @frustratedearthmother . Plus, the ligaments & vulva changes don't occur until 1-3 weeks before kidding. There is no udder development until that last month either -- well, not to point of serious. Best is last dates she was with buck...forward 5 mos, she's due. Of course, if she's been exposed for several months you won't know breeding date.

Personally, I watch udder development more than anything. But I have a herd, way beyond 2. 🤣 Those P-strips do work.

Kids are cute, fun and exciting. Worth the wait! For me, it's the start of milking chores and lovely fresh milk. The breeding here is for more than the kids.
 
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