Wednesday, January 11, 2012


These are two of my Nigerian Dwarf does, Zippity Do-Dah on the left and Ginger on the right.  They look relatively normal. Granted, this was before their first pregnancy.

This is a picture of the same does in Jan 2012 and they are 3 months pregnant which means they are approximately two months away from delivering their kids. Not so normal.  Last year these two does each had  triplets.  This year I think they may be going to have a entire herd.


  1. Aren't they supposed to be carrying to one side? Zippy looks pretty big on both sides.

    Now Ward tells me that's strange and he's never heard of the one side thing. Am I imaging that you told me this once?

    1. Goats normally carry kids on their right side and you can feel them near the bottom of their belly toward the right side. The rumen is on the left and is usually rounded but these girls look "extra" rounded. The babies begin their growth spurt about now so I can't imagine what they will look like in another month. Their sides are already starting to stick up above their back.

  2. I like seeing your round girls. Makes me feel better about how round mine look. I always worry when they look this fat this soon.