My first NDG's "Flower" and "Bling" (both First timers) are due to kid in April & May. When "Flower" came into heat in early November I took both of my does to the Buck's place. They both stayed with the Buck for 2 weeks. The Buck was immediately interested in "Flower". The Buck's owner witnessed several breedings over a couple of days. We left both does with him hoping that the 2ed doe "Bling" would soon come into heat also. The Buck's owner needed to be out of town for a few days over ThanksGiving --at that point she had never seen her Buck have any sign of interest in Bling and no sign that she had been in heat. I brought them both home. After a couple of weeks Bling seemed to be in heat , the Buck's owner was back in Town so I took both of my Does back to her place. This time (Mid December)The Buck and Bling had pleanty of interest in each other and the Buck's owner witnessed 3 matings in 24 hours. This gave me an April 16 due date for Flower and a May 12 due date for Bling. I sent Blood to Bio tracking and confirmed that both are pregnant. :- )
Now-- Flower (due in 3 weeks) has a small amt of mamary development and no significant increase in belly size (that seems fine at this point, right?) However, Bling has big increase in Belly size and has significant udder growth.....
So might this mean that Bling did concieve earlier in November (Makes no sence as the buck showed no interest in November and was witnessed mating with her in mid December)
My main question; would Bling have earlier mamary development if she is going to have a larger batch of kids comimg? Bling should not be due for 7 more weeks--do they sometimes show increase in udder size and teat growth 7 weeks before kidding?