Last year Kizzy had triplets, Peter, Paul and Mary. It was really hard on her carrying that much baby, and she struggled to keep up with them on our poor quality drought affected pasture. Besides, she always gets run down raising kids because she give them everything she’s got.
I decided to give her the year (or forever) off. She’s gained weight over the winter since I let her and Mary in to eat without the other goats.
Then I noticed something.
Yep. It looks to me like she’s making an udder. Look at that belly!
Here she is with her girl Bonnie. Bonnie is due May 31st. I always track all of my goats’ heat cycles, and the last date I have written for Kizzy is January 11, which would make her due June 10th.
It looks to me like there was some unauthorized rhumba dancing going on. I want to know how this happened. I never put her with a buck. The boys never got out. I don’t have young bucks that could have bred her. Pretty sure we didn’t miss anything wethering Marley, Myson, Casey and Bud.
I have only a few ideas.
1. Immaculate conception.
2. She’s our second false pregnancy.
3. She isn’t really pregnant, but is in the habit of making an udder, so she thought she’d be like Minnie and make milk without having kids.
4. It’s our first through the fence breeding.
Well, I have to think the fourth is the most likely answer. Now I have to ask, who’s the daddy? I guess for now the answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind.