(Clover on the left, Nutmeg on the right.)
I know. I’m weird. I took a photo to compare Clover’s and Nutmeg’s udders. I don’t really think Clover can be pregnant, but sometimes I wonder if she’s fooling me. She’s dainty (slender, for a goat), despite all the cookies. Nutmeg, on the other hand, is a tub o’ lard and always looks like she’s about to drop triplets. (It’s impossible for Nutmeg to be pregnant unless it was an immaculate conception.) I don’t even think it means anything that Clover’s udder is larger than Nutmeg’s. After all, Clover has had babies before and Nutmeg hasn’t.
Girth comparison (Clover on the left, Nutmeg-the-pig on the right.)
Clover has always been a big eater.
Case in point and the evidence:
When I took Clover to the vet, he agreed she was on the slender side, but she checked out healthy. She’s just a naturally skinny girl. I even feed her extra, trying to fatten her up. She won’t fatten up. She’s wormed regularly. She must have lovely metabolism.
If she’s pregnant, she was bred sometime between the end of February and early part of March, so she could be anywhere from three to three and a half months pregnant. I’ve been told that it can be difficult to tell, sometimes right up almost to the end, if a goat is pregnant, particularly if they are a slender goat. (A goat’s pregnancy lasts five months.)
So is she or isn’t she? I don’t think so, but….
Only Clover knows, and she’s not telling.