:biggrin First year back into goats, and only had one pasture setup, so I ran my buckling with the herd all year. I have two obviously bred reg Nubian does, a 4 yr old multipara and a 2 YO FF; and an unregistered alpine and lamancha, both FF. The alpine looks bred and the LM isnt showing much but I'm pretty sure that she took also. 3 2007 weathers. The Nubians are the start of my future herd, the others were "salvage" doelings that would have gone through auction and hubby caved in and bought them cheap. Keeping them for milk this year and we'll see after that. All look healthy, just tested CAE neg, are dewormed, and in fairly good shape to my novice eyes. (I had 2 LM but one was CAE pos and I rehomed her, and a couple of other little doelings we ended up with.) Anywho, the Nubian FF has had the start of a very nice looking little udder for about 2 weeks-the only one bagging up so far. (Since I never saw her bred, she could be due anytime. I did see goopy bottoms in Sept, but I'd be real surprised if they went until March) Knowing they can bag up as long as a month before freshening, Ive been keeping an eye on them, and just started seperating out the 2 Nubs into a smaller area. Just finished feeding this am, and noticed the 2 yo's udder seems to have decreased in size since yesterday! Before it has extended just past her back legs, now its significantly smaller. Still even, and nice and high, and no sign of drainage or other problems. She's otherwise acting her usual skittish self, eating peeing and pooping fine. No vaginal drainage, edema or other signs of impending labor. But, she does seem to have dropped a bit, seems like shes carrying lower than she was last week. I'm curious, is this normal, or common? Do they have hormone swings that cause the size of the developing udder to fluctuate before freshening? Or is this an indication of something Ive missed and should be looking for? Thanks!