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yankieGirl

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Pennsylvania, USA
Mystery...how could my goat be pregnant?
« on: July 18, 2011, 02:14:58 am »
Two year old never bred goat has a barrel stomach and an increased utter size.

But the boar male that was with her until 2 months ago was fixed. 

She is not a tramp that runs about at night (I don't think)

There are no runaway bucks in the area (I don't think)

A sheep can't catch a goat (right?)

Who done it if indeed it has been done?

How do I know if she is or isn't ?

wytsend

  • Joined Oct 2010
  • Okehampton
Re: Mystery...how could my goat be pregnant?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 06:27:53 am »
There are 2 reasons :

1.  was the Boer male surgically castrated or rubber ringed. If ringed, my guess is that he was not done completely... this does happen a lot more than is supposed.  A lump of tissue is assumed to be a testicle & hey presto one not castrated male and able to have his 'wicked way' with the girls !!!!

2.  She is having a cloudburst pregnancy.  Again this is not uncommon in goatlings/maidens.  The hormones rise as if in kid, the uterus fills with fluid, the udder develops and at the correct time all the goat delivers is a huge amount of water.  One very disappointed goat who may go looking for 'baby' and steal one from somebody else. Occasionally a human becomes the goats 'baby'.  If this turns out to be a cloudburst, she may need a hormone injection to stabilise her.... not all do.

tizaala

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Dolau, Llandrindod Wells,Powys
Re: Mystery...how could my goat be pregnant?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 08:45:44 am »
Have her scanned , instant yes or no , but first thought is cloudburst, you will probably have a very wet stall before long. (Did you utter udder ?)
« Last Edit: July 18, 2011, 08:49:36 am by tizaala »

johnmac

  • Joined Dec 2008
  • Perth
Re: Mystery...how could my goat be pregnant?
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2011, 11:32:31 am »
Or.....

Option 3...Immaculate conception

???

;-)

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: Mystery...how could my goat be pregnant?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2011, 02:03:53 pm »
Or.....

Option 3...Immaculate conception

???

;-)
Aye, right! ::) ;)
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

tizaala

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Dolau, Llandrindod Wells,Powys
Re: Mystery...how could my goat be pregnant?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011, 02:06:10 pm »
Didn't realise that the Holy Goat was a Welshman !!!

Sudanpan

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • West Cornwall
    • Movement is Life
Re: Mystery...how could my goat be pregnant?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011, 02:43:08 pm »
Didn't realise that the Holy Goat was a Welshman !!!


yankieGirl

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Pennsylvania, USA
Re: Mystery...how could my goat be pregnant?
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2011, 03:19:34 pm »
Ok pun-sters..... ;D

Do you really think it is this downpour thing?

I want her to be pregnant.

Does it occur that often?  Why me?

doganjo

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Re: Mystery...how could my goat be pregnant?
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2011, 04:41:17 pm »
Ok pun-sters..... ;D

Do you really think it is this downpour thing?

I want her to be pregnant.

Does it occur that often?  Why me?
Ha ha - cloudburst = downpour!  It's certainly working that way in Central Scotland these last few days! ::)
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

wytsend

  • Joined Oct 2010
  • Okehampton
Re: Mystery...how could my goat be pregnant?
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2011, 05:27:46 pm »
Unless you have her scanned by the Vet you won't know for sure.... but the signs are looking towards a cloudburst.

pikilily

  • Joined Jan 2009
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Re: Mystery...how could my goat be pregnant?
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2011, 06:56:58 pm »
Maybe Yankie girls is from Perth, then we would have The Holy Goat and the 'biblical downpours' all we need is an Ark to come up the Tay to save the day.
No-ah think that cannae be richt!!
emma T
If you don't have a dream; how you gonna have a dream come true?

tizaala

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Dolau, Llandrindod Wells,Powys
Re: Mystery...how could my goat be pregnant?
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2011, 07:15:36 pm »
Ok colonial type person , serious hat on now, yes cloudbust is all too common, false pregnancy , call it what you will, she will probably go full term then flood the place and then behave as if nothing is wrong.
Get her scanned by your vet and buy some waterproofs for yourself. she will be fine.
 ps. forgot to say : you might notice that she gets very wet at the back end before the biblical proportioned flood comes.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2011, 08:20:01 pm by tizaala »

yankieGirl

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Pennsylvania, USA
Re: Mystery...how could my goat be pregnant?
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2011, 02:23:50 am »
Many thanks to all for the apocalyptic predictions!

pikilily

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Do what you enjoy; And enjoy what you do!!
Re: Mystery...how could my goat be pregnant?
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2011, 07:29:40 am »
LOL... i think this was a bit of a TAS mad-moment. I do hope that you got the 'sensible' reassurance you needed in between all the crazyness! And that your goat is OK in the end.  :)
Emma T
If you don't have a dream; how you gonna have a dream come true?

jinglejoys

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Mystery...how could my goat be pregnant?
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2011, 01:00:53 pm »
Where theres tthe will there's a way ;D
   By the way yes she could've been mated by a ram and either having a phantom because of it or a Geep(or is it Shoat?)in which case ti will probably be abhorted about 6wks before due
  A friend of mine lived in the middle of woodland and one year had a couple of really wierd fawny yellow kids abhorted...she'd been very happy to see a deer buck running in the field chasing them around a few months before ;)

 

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