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I have a doeling that appears to be getting a bigger utter. When I got her, it was flat and you really couldn't see her teats now it is starting to pooch. Does this happen regardless? Or only if they are pregnant? She is my first goat and I am clueless. If she is pregnant it would have had to happen before I got her in August. I do not have an intact male. Thanks!
 

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Could be preggers....belly size?

Age of doeling? They CAN form an udder. With milk, called a precocious udder. Happens mostly with lines that are from heavy milking genetics. I have one right now that's a long yearling, in heat, virgin and needs to be milked! It's more rare than not but can happen.
 

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Could be preggers....belly size?

Age of doeling? They CAN form an udder. With milk, called a precocious udder. Happens mostly with lines that are from heavy milking genetics. I have one right now that's a long yearling, in heat, virgin and needs to be milked! It's more rare than not but can happen.
To me she looks fat. She is bigger than when I got her for sure. I will look for some pics.
 

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Could be preggers....belly size?

Age of doeling? They CAN form an udder. With milk, called a precocious udder. Happens mostly with lines that are from heavy milking genetics. I have one right now that's a long yearling, in heat, virgin and needs to be milked! It's more rare than not but can happen.
For whatever reason I cannot get the pics to upload.
 

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For whatever reason I cannot get the pics to upload.
Here is side by side pic. The one on the right is from today. The other one is from a month ago or so.
 

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Did you need a little bred doe? Because there's a decent chance you have some on your hands. Just my two cents. A blood test or ultrasound would tell you for sure, but I'd be suspicious if I were you.
Then again she could always just be fat and precocious, but I think she looks like she's carrying passengers. Any noticeable heat cycles?
 

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Did you need a little bred doe? Because there's a decent chance you have some on your hands. Just my two cents. A blood test or ultrasound would tell you for sure, but I'd be suspicious if I were you.
Then again she could always just be fat and precocious, but I think she looks like she's carrying passengers. Any noticeable heat cycles?
I was not trying to breed her at all. She had to have gotten pregnant before I got her. I surely would not have bred her this young. I heard about blood tests and such. I only have 1 other goat and he is a wether and her half brother. I have not noticed any heat cycles since I got her. Once my wether tried to mount her but she was not having it. I am new to goats so I am definitely learning all these things. I haven't noticed any odd behavior at all so far. I am going to just keep an eye on her I guess and see what happens. I didn't think I was feeding too much. Her brother is not fat. They have access to Timothy hay and whatever is in the yard they want to eat. I give them a cup of feed each in the evening. That is it.
 

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