Thursday, 29 January 2015

Battle of the Bulge

This is Pinkie, our Golden Guernsey milking goat. She was mated on Boxing Day. We are reasonably certain she is pregnant as she did not come into heat earlier this month, three weeks after the mating. This photo was taken a couple of days ago. Her abdomen has started to swell. At this point we don't know if this is down to her getting fat (she is producing far less milk but still eats well) or to her pregnancy. We are still on the learning curve but the abdomen is certainly expanding. We haven't measured it but we do put a coat on her at night and there is clearly more abdomen to get the straps around. If all goes well, the birth will be late May.

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