Maidens milk

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I've have an older Pygmy does that is a bit chunky but she always has been. I bought a 2mth old dairy mix buckling in may. He has never smelled like he is in rut. She has milk I noticed today, it's watery but it's milk. She was acting rutty a few day ago she's the matriarch of the herd and I know sometimes they do when they are in season but then the milk happened. I've heard about maidens milk but never seen it. It's possible she's pregnant but I wouldn't think that far along?
 

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If he's older than 8 weeks and they've been housed together there's a good chance she's pregnant and fairly far along. I'm not sure that's a good thing considering the size difference between a pygmy and a "dairy mix" kid, but that's the way it goes.
She could also just be getting keyed up for rut and sort of going into milk might be a way she's expressing it. Personally if you really want to know, I'd draw up 2ml of blood and send it to ubrl lab for a preg test in a red top tube. That's really the only for sure way to know.
 

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If he's older than 8 weeks and they've been housed together there's a good chance she's pregnant and fairly far along. I'm not sure that's a good thing considering the size difference between a pygmy and a "dairy mix" kid, but that's the way it goes.
She could also just be getting keyed up for rut and sort of going into milk might be a way she's expressing it. Personally if you really want to know, I'd draw up 2ml of blood and send it to ubrl lab for a preg test in a red top tube. That's really the only for sure way to know.
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Highly unlikely that she is in milk and not pregnant.

That sort of thing tends to happen in high production milk breeds, I would think it would be incredibly unlikely in an older pygmy.
 

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I've have an older Pygmy does that is a bit chunky but she always has been. I bought a 2mth old dairy mix buckling in may. He has never smelled like he is in rut. She has milk I noticed today, it's watery but it's milk. She was acting rutty a few day ago she's the matriarch of the herd and I know sometimes they do when they are in season but then the milk happened. I've heard about maidens milk but never seen it. It's possible she's pregnant but I wouldn't think that far along?
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