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Pregnancy possibility?

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Goats' started by AlleysChicks, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. Jul 17, 2019
    AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Loving the herd life

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    I've had a young buck in with my girls since mid April. I've not seen anyone cycle since he arrived or any romantic action. My girls are Nigerian and a pygmy. My young buck is Nigerian. Last month I noticed the bucky odor from him but never before that. Could he have just been too young?
    I'm kinda hoping yes so I can breed in October/November. But at the same time I'd love some babies!
     
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    lalabugs

    lalabugs Loving the herd life

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    How old was the buck when you put him in the pen in April?
     
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    AlleysChicks

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    3 months. He was pretty developed when I brought him home. That's the only reason I considered the possibility.
     
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    lalabugs

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    With him running with the does. I would say they are probably pregnant. I have had a 4 month old do the job. The only way to know for sure is to pull blood and send it in for a pregnancy test.
     
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    AlleysChicks

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    I'll just have to wait it out. I dont have the extra funds atm for pregnancy tests. I've had a few unexpected things pop up that takes priority. I haven't had goats in ages let alone a pregnant one.