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hi donna i have a some pictures of my pygmy goat she seems like now she is ready but not quite she has a almost full udder and her personality is not so nice as when she was first pergers she is bred to a nubian and he is much bigger than her so i'm wodering could she have problems have the kids because he was bigger than her

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Do you have a good kidding date for her? If so, how far along is she? Can you still feel her pelvic ligaments?  Is she eating and drinking well?  Once the pelvic ligaments are gone and her sides have dropped that generally indicates the doe will should within a few days.  Udder development is not the best way to tell when a doe will kid as some does don't get a full udder until after kidding.  I would say the kids are going to be on the large side and she would probably need help with kidding.  Hope this helps - let me know - Donna

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Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres

Expertise

All goat health care, nutrition, judging questions about all goats - packgoats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, meat goats, fleece goats.

Experience

27 years health care/nutrition of all types of goats, 17 years experience in packgoats, 20 years experience in 4H goat projects as leader, superintendent and judge. 20 years experience in putting on goat care/nutrition seminars.

Organizations
NAPgA, The Evergreen Packgoat Club, 4H, ADGA.

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Hobby Farm, many newspapers, 4H newsletters, Packgoat Manuals (youth and general), judging information pamphlets, seminar handouts about health care and nutrition.

Education/Credentials
4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.

Awards and Honors
Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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