I have a silly udder question...

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by MiddleRiver, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. MiddleRiver

    MiddleRiver New Member

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    How is the udder supposed to feel ? I'm milking my alpine doe this year and when i'm done and her udder is empty, i can feel small round "lumps" in there, i guess i kinda think it is just breast tissue, but want to make sure. Everything else is normal - at least i think, i may not know though as i'm new. No heat, good milk, ect. Is it supposed to be a bit lumpy, or should i not be able to feel anything ?

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  2. Patty13637

    Patty13637 New Member

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    Its normal. Different goats udders can alo feel different . I have some who when empty are much smaller than others. I also have some who have "meatier" udders.


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  3. MiddleRiver

    MiddleRiver New Member

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    Thanks Patty - her udder is about two handfulls when empty, and a bit lumpy - but you can only feel the lumps when empty - i'll have to check out my other girls when they freshen to compare :+)