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Photos of Changes Close to Foaling!

I have grouped together all the photos we have taken of the changes you will see when a jennet is close to foaling to help you learn what to watch for. We hope these photos help you know when to expect your foals.

Forget Me Not 2014 - First Foal!
   
7/02/14
7/03/14
Forget Me Not 7/02/14
Knotty 7/03/14
First photo of Knotty of the season!
 
   
7/26/14
7/28/14
7/26/14
Forget Me Knot on 7/28/14
   
7/30/14
8/03/14
Forget Me Not 730/14
Forget Me Not 8/03/14
   
8/05/14
8/07/14
Forget Me Not 8/05/14
Forget Me Not
   
8/08/14 10:35am
8/08/14 10:35am
Forget Me Not 8/08/14
Forget Me Not's Cloudy Milk on 8/08/14  10:35am
 
Cloudy Milk at 10:35am!
   
8/08/14 @ 6:30pm
8/08/14 @ 6:30pm
Forget Me Not 8/08/14 @ 6:30pm
Forget Me Not 8/08/14 @ 6:30pm
 
Milk is still cloudy.
   
8/09/14 @ 2:15am
8/09/14 @ 2:15am
Forget Me Not 8/09/14 @ 2:15am
Forget Me Not 8/09/14 @ 2:15am
Bag and teats are now hard and firm!
2% Milk...it won't be long now!
   
8/09/14 @ 10am
8/09/14 @ 10am
Forget Me Not 8/09/14 @ 10am
Forget Me Not 8/09/14 @ 10am
 
White Milk...baby arriving very soon!
   
8/10/14 @ 9am
8/10/14 @ 9am
8/10/14 @ 9am
8/10/14 @ 9am
Inside of vulva is bright red, baby has dropped completely under mom's belly, bag is rounded on bottom, milk is snow white. Baby will be arriving very, very soon!
Dark Spotted Jennet born on 8/10/14 @ 1:03pm!!
   

 

Ramona 2014
Ramona started 'bagging up' on 5/06/14.
 
5/24/14
5/26/14
Ramona 5/24/14
Ramona 5/26/14
1st photo of the season for Ramona!
 
   
5/31/14
6/03/14
Ramona 5/31/14
Ramona 6/03/14
   
6/07/14
6/10/14
Ramona 6/07/14
Ramona 6/10/14
   
6/13/14
6/14/14
Ramona 6/13/14
Ramona 6/14/14
   
6/16/14
6/18/14
Ramona 6/16/14
Ramona 6/18/14
   
6/20/14
6/22/14
Ramona 6/20/14
Ramona 6/22/14
   
6/24/14
6/27/14
Ramona 6-24-14
Ramona 6/27/14
   
6/28/14
6/29/14
Ramona 6/28/14
Ramona 6/29/14
   
7/01/14
7/02/14
Ramona 7/01/14
Ramona 7/02/14
   
7/03/14
7/14/14
Ramona 7/3/14
Ramona 7/14/14
   
 
Dark Jack born 7/15/14 @ 5am. 19" tall and 18.2 lbs.
 
I was out of town with my hospitalized sister
for three weeks so I missed taking photos.

 

Pink Nitie 2014
   
4/26/14
4/30/14
Pink Nitie 4/26/14
Pink Nitie 4/30/14
   
5/01/14
5/04/14
Pink Nitie 5/01/14
Pink Nitie 5-04-14
   
5/07/14
5/08/14
Pink Nitie 5/07/14
Pink Nitie 5/08/14
   
5/09/14 (with flash)
5/09/14 (no flash)
Pink Nitie 5/09/14
Pink Nitie 5/09/14 (no flash)
   
5/10/14
5/20/14
Pink Nitie on 5/10/14
Pink Nitie 5/20/14
 
This is the best I could do in my weakened condition.
   
5/21/14
5/23/14
Pink Nitie 5/21/14
Pink Nitie 5/23/14
   
5/24/14
5/26/14
Pink Nitie 5/24/14
Pink Nitie 5/26/14
   
5/26/14
 
Pink Nitie's cloudy milk on 5/26/14
A light red (pink) jennet was born on 5/26/14 @ 8:20 p.m.
Pink Nitie has cloudy milk as of this morning.
Too sick to check her milk tonight.
 

 

Hoopla 2014
   
4/04/14
4/10/14
Hoopla 4-04-14
Hoopla 4/10/14
   
4/14/14
4/21/14
Hoopla 4/14/14
Hoopla 4/21/14
   
4/25/14
4/26/14
Hoopla 4/25/14
Hoopla 4/26/14
   
4/28/14
4/29/14
Hoopla 4/28/14
Hoopla 4/29/14
   
4/30/14
5/01/14
Hoopla 4/30/14
Hoopla 5/01/14
   
5/02/14
5/03/14
Hoopla 5/02/14
Hoopla 5/03/14
   
5/03/14 7am Cloudy Milk
5/03/14 @ 3pm
Hoopla's cloudy milk
Hoopla 5/03/014 @ 3pm
We did not test her milk anymore.
 
Hoopla delivered a dark brown jack on 5/03/14 @ 5:35pm.

 

 

Junebug 2014
   
4/18/14
4/26/14
Junebug 4/18/14
Junebug 4/26/14
   
4/30/14
5/01/14
Junebug 4/30/14
Bug 5/01/14
   
5/02/14 9am
5/02/14 9am
Bug 5/02/14
Bug's White Milk 5/02/14 1m
 
White milk...we expect her to foal within 24 to 48 hours!
 
Spotted jack born 5/2/14 @ 9:45pm!

 

 

Picabo 2014
   
2/14/14
3/18/14
Picabo 2/14/14
Boo 3/18/14
   
3/22/14
4/04/14
Boo 3/22/14
Picaboo 4-04-14
   
4/10/14
4/14/14
Boo 4/10/14
Picabo 4/14/14
   
4/18/14
4/22/14 @ 9am 2% milk
Boo 4/18/14
Picabo 2% milk on 4/22/14 @ 9am.
   
4/22/14 @ noon
 
Boo 4/22/14 @ noon
4/22/14 @ 5:30pm Boo foaled
an adorable spotted jack.
 

 

 

Dolly 2014
   
4/04/14
4/10/14
Dolly 4-04-14
Dolly 4/10/14
   
4/14/14
 
Dolly 4/14/14
I did not check Dolly's milk and she went into labor on 4/21/14 and delivered a brown jennet at 12:50am.

 

 

Sweetie 2014
3/15/14
3/18/14
Sweetie 3/15/14
Sweetie 3/18/14
   
4/04/14
4/06/14
Sweetie 4/04/14
Sweetie 4/06/14
   
4/07/14
4/10/14
Sweetie 4/07/14
Sweetie 4/10/14
   
4/12/14
4/14/14
Sweetie 4/12/14
Sweetie 4/14/14
   
4/17/14
4/18/14
Sweetie 4/17/14
Sweetie 4/18/14
   
4/18/14 noon (Cloudy Milk)
4/18/14 pm (2% Milk)
Sweetie's Cloudy Milk on 4/18/14
Sweetie 2% milk 4/18/14 evening
   
4/19/14 6:30 am (White Milk)
4/19/14 6:30 am
Sweetie's white milk 4/19/14 @ 7am
Sweetie 4/19/14 am
   
4/19/14 @ 2pm
 
Sweetie 4/19/14 @ 2pm
It's a 23.4 lb healthy girl born 4/19/14 @ 5:10 pm!

This will be the last photo we take of Sweetie's bag. It is hard and firm with wax on the end of her teats. I will not test her milk again as it could not be any whiter than it was this morning. Baby willl be arriving very, very soon!

 

 

 

Shimmy 2014
   
2/20/14
2/22/14
Shimmy 2/20/14
Shimmy 2/24/14
Shimmy's first photo of the season and you
can see we have a long way to go until April.
It appears that Shimmy will have
the first foal for the 2014 season.
   
2/27/14
3/02/14
Shimmy 2/27/14
3/02/14
   
3/09/14
3/14/14
3/09/14
Shimmy 3/14/14
   
3/18/14
3/21/14
Shimmy 3/18/14
Shimmy 3/21/14
   
3/22/14
3/24/14
Shimmy 3/22/14
Shimmy 3/24/14
   
3/24/14
3/25/14 am
Shimmy's Cloudy Milk on 3/24/14
Shimmy 3/25/14 am
 
Wax on Teats
   
3/25/14 am
3/26/14
Shimmy's cloudy milk 3/25/14 am
Shimmy 3/26/14
Cloudy Milk
I was wrong about the cloudy milk.
Shimmy has no signs of foaling this morning.
   
3/27/14
3/28/14
Shimmy 3/27/14
Shimmy 3/28/14
   
3/30/14
3/30/14
Shimmy 3/30/14
Shimmy 3/31/14
 
Cloudy Milk
   
3/31/14
3/31/14 am
Shimmy 3/31/14  White Milk
Shimmy 3/31/14
2% White Milk
   
3/31/14 pm
Shimmy 3/31/14 pm
Shimmy delivered a spotted jack at 4:08pm that day!
Click here to see HHAA Hypnotic (Trance)!

 

 

Bumbles started 'bagging up' on 11/16/13. (Maiden Jennet!)
     
12/03/13
 
12/09/13
Bumbles 12/03/13
 
Bumbles 12/9/13
First photo of Bumbles!
 
     
12/12/13
 
12/16/13
Bumbles 12/12/13
 
Bumbles 12/16/13
   
12/18/13
 
12/19/13
Bumbles 12/18/13
 
Bumbles 12/19/13
     
12/20/13
 
12/21/13
Bumbles 12/20/13
 
Bumbles 12/21/13
 
12/22/13
 
12/23/13
Bumbles 12/22/13
 
Bumbles 12/23/13
 
12/24/13
 
12/25/13
Bumbles 12/24/13
 
Bumbles 12/25/13
   
Bumbles says, "I refuse to have
this baby on Christmas day!"
     
12/26/13
 
12/28/13
Bumbles 12/26/13
 
Bumbles 12/28/13
     
12/29/13
 
12/30/13
Bumbles 12/29/13
 
Bumbles 12/30/13
     
1/01/14
 
1/03/14
Bumbles 1/1/14
 
Bumbles 1/3/14
Bumbles is getting closer and
closer....but not today she said.
 
Milk is clear and bag is soft.
     
1/05/14
 
1/08/14
Bumbles on 1/5/14
 
Bumbles 1/8/14
Milk is clear but bag is getting firm!
   
     
1/10/14
   
1/10/14
 
Milk was cloudy on 1/12/14 @ 9am. I will attempt to take another photo when I have help. Bumbles hates for me to take her photo now.
Milk is still clear but bag is very, very firm. We expected her to foal within 48 hours or so.
 
     
1/12/14 @ 1:30pm
 
1/12/14 @ 1:30pm
Bumbles on 1/12/14 @ 1:30pm
 
Bumbles Milk on 1/12/14 @ 1:30pm
All systems "Good to Go!"...rounded bottom, teats fully engorged and pointing East/West and as you can see by the photo on the right her milk now has color!
 
Her milk has now changed color (we call this 2% milk)..it will be much whiter right before she foals which will be in the next 24 hours or so!
     
1/13/14 @ 3pm
 
1/13/14 @ 3pm
Bumbles teats on 1/13/14 @ 3pm
 
Bumbles Milk  on 1/13/14 @ 3pm
This photo was taken 1½
hours before she foaled
This photo of her white milk was
taken 1½ hours before she foaled.
     
A beautiful dark red girl (21" and 21.2 lbs) was born on 1/13/14 @ 4:32pm!!

 

 

Lady Slipper's bag and teats for 2013
   
10/29/13
11/03/13
Lady Slipper 10/29/13
Lady Slipper 11/03/13
 
Teats still pointing towards each
other. We have a way to go yet.
   
11/04/13
11/04/13
Lady Slipper 11/04/13
Slipper's Milk on 11/04/13

Although her teats do not look ready. Slipper's bag has made a big change from yesterday so we are not taking our eyes off of her tonight!

Her milk is at 2% but it is probably because I tested it too early..even still we are going to watch her closely tonight.

   
11/05/13 @ 9am
11/05/13 @ 9am
Slipper 11/05/13 am
Slipper's milk on 11/05/13 @ 9am

Slipper's teats never go East/West but just engorge...they will probably be going straight down by the time she foals.

Snow white milk...baby will be arriving
very soon now! Jennet born on 11/05/13 @ 6:07pm.

 

 

Annie is now bagging up! (Maiden Jennet!)
10/02/13
10/06/13
Annie 2013-10-02
Star Struck Annie 10/06/13
First photo of Annie this season! We have a long way to go so no more photos will be taken for awhile.
We have a long way to go as you can see her teats are pointing towards one another.
   
10/08/13
10/09/13
Annie 10/08/13
Annie 10/09/13
   
10/10/13
10/11/13
Annie 10/10/13
Star Struck Annie 10/11/13
  We are expecting her to foal close to the full moon on the 18th.
   
10/12/13
10/13/13 @ 8am
Annie 2013-10-12
Annie 8am on 10/13/13
  Her bag is not quite ready..still a slight dent in-between her teats and they are still pointing straight down. But her milk has changed color so it won't be long now.
   
10/13/13 @ 8am
10/13/13 @ 2pm
Annie 2 percent milk at 8am on 10/13/13
Annie's Milk 10/13/13 @ 2pm
This is what we call 2% milk. Soon it will be snow white but she can foal at any time now. Annie's milk is almost snow white now but her stool is still firm and her teats have not changed since the photo taken this morning.
   
Annie delivered a beautiful red jennet on 10/13/13 @ 6:51pm! Her teats never did go East/West. Maidens just refuse to follow all the rules so remember to watch them closely.  

 

 

Rosie is now bagging up!
9/30/13
10/01/13
Rosie 9/30/13
Rosie 2013-10-01
First photo of Rosie this season!
We have a long way to go!
   
10/05/13
10/06/13
Rosie 10/05/13
Rosie 10/06/13
  Getting closer but she still has a dent in- between her teats that will disappear soon.
   
10/07/13
10/08/13
Rosie 10/07/13
Rosie 10/08/13
   
10/09/13
10/10/13
Rosie 10/09/13
Rosie 10/10/13
Rosie is getting very close. I would not be surprised to see white milk at any time now. The inside of her vulva was bright red this morning. Rosie now has all signs pointing to "GO!"...fully engorged teats, rounded bottom bag and white milk!! Foal will be arriving within 24 hours!
   
10/10/13 @ 8am
10/10/13 @ 1:30pm
Rosie's two percent Milk on 10/10/13 @ 8am
Rosie's White Milk at 1:30pm on 10/10/13
Rosie's milk is the color of 2% milk, it should be snow white in a few hours, baby will be arriving any time now.
Snow White Milk by 1:30pm!
   
10/10/13 @ 1:30pm
 
Rosie 10/10/13 @ 1:30pm
 
This will probably be the last teat photo we take as they don't get much more ready than this. Look for baby to arrive before daylight tomorrow. A gorgeous dark red girl arrived on 10/11/13 @ 12:45am weighing 26.4 lbs. We named her Kiss This and her barn name is Smooch.


Bee Sting 2013 (Maiden Jennet!)
 
10/08/13
Bee Sting 10/08/13
First & only photo of Bee Sting this season!
 
Bee Sting foaled a dark red jack weighing a mere 16.2 lbs. and 19¼" tall at 11:20pm on 10/08/13, nine hours after the above photo was taken. She had clear milk and no loose stool. The only sign she had was that she had made a big change from the day before. Bee Sting started 'bagging up' on 9/5/13. Maidens can really try to fool you so you have to watch them very closely!

Flirt 2013
9/15/13
9/16/13
Flirt 9/15/13
Flirt 9/16/13
First photo of Flirt 'bagging up' in 2013!

We are expecting this foal to arrive close to the full moon. Probably within three days before or after.

   
9/18/13
9/20/13
Flirt on 9/18/13
Flirt 9/20/13
 
No change and still too soft. It
is going to be a few more days.
   
9/21/13
9/22/13
Flirt 9-21-13
Flirt 9-22-13
Not quite there yet...milk is clear.
 
   
9/23/13
9/24/13
Flirt 9/23/13
Flirt 9-24-13
 
Flirt is getting very
close but not today!
   
9/25/13
9/26/13
Flirt 9/25/13
Flirt 9/26/13
Flirt says, "Not Today!"
Flirt says, "Not Today Either!"
   
9/29/13 @ 9am
9/29/13 @ 9am
Flirt 9/29/13 @ 9am
Flirt's milk on 9/29/13 @ 9am

Sorry this photo was taken at the wrong angle but you can see she is fully engorged, round bottom bag, and teats pointing East/West. Carefully compare the bottom of the bag & teats with the other photos and you will see the difference that let us know the baby was arriving very soon.

  This is Flirt's milk taken at the same time. Her milk was cloudy the night before but I did not take a photo of it as it was dark. A spotted jennet was born 1½ hours after these photos were taken!



2013 Stardance Bagging Up
6/30/13
7/14/11
Stardance on 6/30/13
7-14-13
7/16/13
7/18/13
Stardance 7/16/13
Stardance on 7/18/13
I know it looks like I posted these photos in reverse order but she will start making changes in the opposite direction soon. Finally...making progress in the right direction.
7/20/13
7/21/13
Stardance 7/20/13
Stardance 7/21/13
7/23/13
7/24/13
Stardance 7/23/13
Stardance 7/24/13
It won't be long now!
She still has a few more days.
7/25/13
7/26/13
Stardance 7-25-13
Stardance 7-26-13
 
Stardance has regressed..she has no intentions of having this baby today nor tomorrow!
7/27/13
7/28/13
Stardance 7/27/13
Stardance 7/28/13
No babies will be born today at Half Ass Acres...thanks for watching!
Stardance says, "No birthing a baby today. I would rather make my owners miss two donkey show this weekend and give me all the attention!"
7/29/13
7/30/13
Stardance 7/29/13
Stardance 7/30/13
She is making progress again.
 
7/31/13
8/01/137 8am
Stardance 7/31/13
Stardance 8/01/13
The dent inbetween her teats is disappearing..it won't be long now.
No baby will be arriving today at Half Ass Acres...thanks for watching!
   
8/01/13 @ 9pm
8/01/13 @ 9pm
Stardance 8/01/13 9pm
Stardance's Cloudy Milk on 8/01/13 @ 9pm
Baby will be arriving before this weekend is over. I am guessing late Friday night or early Saturday morning.
Stardance's cloudy milk at 9pm.
Should be white by the morning.
   
8/02/13 @ 7am
8/02/13 @ 7am
Stardance 8/2/13 @ 7am
Stardance 8/2/13 @ 7am
All systems point to GO! Bag rounded out on bottom and teats pointing East/West and fully engorged. The baby can arrive at any time now but we expect labor to begin tonight or early on Saturday morning.
Stardance's 2% milk this morning.
Baby will be arriving very soon!

Update! A 17 lb. dark jack w/NLP was born on 8/02/13 @ 7:50pm!
   


Ch Ching's Teats 2013 (Maiden Jennet!)
5/01/13
5/04/13
Ch Ching 5/01/13
Ch Ching 5/04/13
Teats pointing towards one another..dent inbetween...baby not coming anytime soon! Ch Ching has a long way to go!
   
5/07/13
5/08/13
Ch Ching 5/7/13
Ch Ching 5/8/13
  Her teats are starting to spread apart.
   
5/12/13
5/15/13 pm
Ch Ching's teats on 5/12/13
Ch Ching 5/15/13
The dent inbetween her teats will be gone soon. You were correct, Sally, Ch Ching's teats have regressed today. Very observant of you my friend! This photo was taken late in the evening and the bag is usually smaller in the evening than in the morning.
   
5/16/13 am
5/19/13
Ch Ching's teats 5/16/13
Ch Ching 5/19/13
  Her teats are pretty much the same but her bag is getting fuller by touch...hard to tell from the photo. We still have a few days to go. Don't trust her though as she is a maiden.
   
5/21/13 pm
5/22/13 am
Ch Ching 5/21/13
Ch Ching 5/22/13 am
We are only a few days away!
We are days away!
   
5/23/13
5/24/13 pm
Ch Ching 5/23/13
Ch Ching's teats 5/24/13 pm
Ch Ching has regressed but let's not let her fool us..she is a maiden afterall. Ch Ching is back on track..no baby tonight but it will be in the next few days.
   
5/25/13 am
5/25/13 pm
Ch Ching's teats on 5/25/13 am
Ch Ching's teats on 5/25/13 pm
Not much change from yesterday evening.
Her milk is clear this morning at 7am.
Ch Ching will be ready to have her baby before the holiday weekend is over.
   
5/25/13 pm Cloudy Milk
 
Ch Ching's Clloudy Milk on 5/25/13 in the evening.
Dark Spotted Jennet born on 5/26/13 @ 1:15am!!
We expect to see white milk
before the holiday weekend is over.
 


Puzzles' Teats 2013
4/23/13
4/24/13
Puzzles 4/24/13
Puzzles 4/24/13
Bag still flat on the bottom and
teats pointing straight down.
Bag still flat on the bottom...teats are starting to engorge.
   
4/26/13
5/01/13
Puzzles 2013-04-26
Puzzles teats on 5/01/13
She is starting to round out on
the bottom....it should not be long.
She has every thing except white milk and that can change at a moment's notice!
   
5/02/13
5/03/13
Puzzles Teats 5/02/13
Puzzle's teats on 5/03/13 @ 10am
Milk still clear...this was taken at 7pm...too dark for a clear photo. Bag is round on the bottom...teats fully engorged, milk is cloudy...she is ready to go!
   
5/03/13 Cloudy Milk at 9:00am
5/04/13 @ 7am
Puzzles's cloudy milk 5/03/13 in the morning.
Foal should be arriving within 24 to 48 hours!! Thanks for helping us watch.

I would call this milk somewhere between 2% and white...will be snow white right before she foals.

   
5/04/13 @ 7am
5/04/13 @ 5pm
Puzzles teats on 5/04/13 @ 7am
Puzzles 5/04/13 @ 5pm

Puzzles now has almost all signs of foaling except for the dropped belly and loose stool. Notice her engorged teats pointing East/West and how the bottom of her bag looks like a balloon filled with water.

We expect Puzzles to foal before this weekend is over!
   
Gorgeous dark spotted jack born on 5/04/13 @ 8:53pm!  

 

 


Sweet Pea's Teats 2013
2013-03-31 2013-04-06
Sweet Pea's teats 2013-3-30
Sweet Pea's teats on 4/06/13
First teat photo of the season!

Notice that teats are pointing towards each other and bag is flat on the bottom...this jennet is NOT foaling today.

   
2013-04-10
2013-04-13 1pm
Sweet Pea's teats 2013-04-10
Sweet Pea's teats 2013-04-13 1pm
Teats are starting to spread apart but not quite there yet.

Teats pointing East/West, bag is round on bottom, teats engorged and her milk is snow white...baby coming very, very soon!!

   
5½ hours after the last photo was taken
Dark Brown Jennet born 4/13/13 @ 6:26pm!
HHAA Sweet Envy
Presenting....HHAA Sweet Envy
 


Ebony's 2010 Teat Photos
9/10/10
9/13/10
Ebony's Teats on 9/10/10
Ebony's Teats on 9/13/10
9/19/10
9/28/10
Ebony's Teats on 9/19/10
Ebony's teats on 9/28/10
   
10/02/10
10/03/10
Ebony's Teats on 10-02-10
Ebony's teats on 10-03-10
   
10/10/10
10/17/10
Ebony's teats on 10/10/10
Ebony's teats on 10/17/10
   
10/20/10
10/22/10
Ebony's teats on 10/20/10
Ebony's teats on 10/22/10
   
10/23/10 am
10/23/10 pm
Ebony's teats 10/23/10 AM
Ebony's teats 10/23/10 PM
   
10/24/10 3am
10/24/10 7:30 am
Ebony's teats 10/24/10 @ 3am Ebony's teats 10/23/10 @ 7:30am
   
10/24/10 1 pm ~ Baby's head!
 
Ebony's foal's head!
 
Obviously the foal is not
in the birthing position yet!
Dark Gray Jack foaled on 10/25/10 @ 1:48am!


Valerie's 2010 Teat Photos
8/29/10
9/10/10
Valerie's Teats on 8/29/10
Valerie's Teats on 9/10/10
   
9/13/10
9/19/10
Valerie's Teats on 9/13/10
Valerie's Teats on 9/19/10
   
9/28/10
10/02/10
Valerie's teats on 9/28/10
Valerie's Teats on 10-02-10
   
10/03/10
10/04/10
Valerie's teats on 10-03-10
Valerie's teats on 10/04/10
I am expecting to see a change in her milk any day now! Valerie's teats will engorge more towards the bottom and become firmer but she is very, very close.  
   
10/05/10
10/06/10
Valerie's Teats on 10-05-2010
Valerie's Teats 2010-10-06 am
  Valerie's teats have gone down this morning from yesterday...this is very common.
   
10/07/10
10/10/10
Valerie's teats on 10-07-10 am
Valerie's teats on 10/10/10 am
Valerie's bag is not round on the bottom and her teats are not fully engorged towards the end of them yet.  She has regressed from a couple of days ago...this is normal. Valerie's bag  has not changed much from three days ago.  Looks like she is going to hold out until about three days before the next full moon!
   
10/13/10
10/14/10
Valerie's teats on 10/13/10
Valerie's teats on 10/15/10 @ 9am
Valerie's  teats are getting longer and more engorged from top to bottom-more cylinder shaped instead of cone shaped. Valerie's has all the signs of foaling ...white milk, teats pointing east/west ever so slightly, and her bag is round on the bottom. Update! Valerie foaled 1 ¾ hours after this photo was taken!
   


Shimmy's 2010 Teat Photos (Maiden Jennet)
9/08/10
 
9/10/10
Shimmy's Teats on 9/8/10
 
Shimmy's Teats on 9/10/10
     
9/13/10
 
9/19/10
Shimmy's Teats on 9/13/10
 
Shimmy's teats on 9/19/10
     
9/28/10
 
10/02/10
Shimmy's teats on 9/28/10
 
Shimmy's Teats on 10/02/10
Shim is getting close!
 
Shim is getting closer...line is disappearing between teats.
     
10/03/10
 
10/04/10 8am
Shimmy's teats on 10-03-10
 
Shimmy's teats on 10/04/10 am
Bag is still flat on the bottom and teats are pointing straight down.   Bag is becoming round on the bottom with no indention between teats.
     
10/04/10 6pm
 
10/04/10 6pm
Shimmy's teats 10-04-10 pm
 
Shimmy's Cloudy Milk on 10-04-10 6pm
Notice wax on end of teats..teats pointing east/west ever so slightly from the last photo..bag completely rounded on the bottom.
 
Cloudy to slightly 2% milk. Shimmy foaled 3 hours and 52 minutes after I took this photo but our most common time frame is 20 hours.


Photo of Boo's teats on 8/29/10

Click photo to enlarge image
     
Photo of Boo's teats on 9/05/10
12 hours before she foaled


Click photo to enlarge image
Boo's teats on 9/29/10
 
Boo's teats on 9/05/10

Notice how her teats are not engorged, pointing straight down, and bag is flat on the bottom as if it was sitting on a table.

 

Notice how her teats are engorged, are pointing slightly east/west now, and bag is round on the bottom as if it was a balloon filled with water.

As you can see the change is very slight and sometimes hard to notice unless you are very experienced or take photos and carefully compare them. This is how we learned how to watch for the changes that let us know when our jennets are close to foaling. Boo's foal was born on 9/6 @ 4:19am.



Photos of Sophia's teats & vulva on 10/19/08 @ 1pm ~ 13 hours before foaling.

Notice the roundness of bag on bottom, engorged
teats pointing East/West, blood red inside her vulva.



Click here to see photos of Sunshine's belly & teats taken 11/05, 11/06 & 11/07/04 to see the difference as she was closer to foaling.Sunshine on May 6th, 2006!


Click here to see photos taken of Glorianna on March 7th, 10th, 12th, and the morning of the 13th right before her 2006 foal was born to get an idea of the changes the jennets go through before foaling.


Click here to see photos of Sheena's milk, belly, and teats taken on 5/11/05 and 5/12/05 morning and evening to see the changes a jennet goes through close to foaling. Sheena's 2% milk on 5/11/05 @ 11:20pm



Click here to see Oprah's teats and milk on 4/30/04 @ 00:05am & 10:30am



Sunflower started bagging up on August 18th, 2009. She was hand bred to Pepper on September 1st, 2008, and then left with him for the rest of the summer.

Sunflower has white millk!! She will have a miniature donkey foal soon! Update 9/10/09! Sunflower now has white milk as of 8am.

9/11/09 @ 00:24 dark jennet with no light points was born approx. 16 hours after she had white milk.



 

Glow foaling Bumbles March 22nd, 2009




Below is a link to an instructional video taken of a red bag delivery.
It gives a great visual of what it looks like and how to handle the situation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avugTkuk7c8&feature=player_embedded


Here is their web page with more helpful information:
http://iamranch.com/miniredbag.htm


Permission was given by owner to post. Filly is doing great.
Thank you to  my friend, Theresa Puckett, for finding this link!
And thank you to these people for sharing such a helpful video!
 


Piper's 2012 Teat Photos

1/23/12 2/05/12
Piper's Teats on 1/23/12 Piper's Teats on 2/05/12
   
2/12/12 2/13/12
Piper's Teats 2/12/12
Piper's Teats on 2/13/12
  Teats engorged from top almost to bottom.
2% Milk on 2/13/12 @ 3pm  
Piper's Milk on 2/13/12
Jennet was born 12 hours after the last
photo was taken on 2/14/12 @ 3:38am!


Raven's Teats & Bag Photos for 2012 (Maiden Jennet!)
2/16/12 2/16/12
Raven's bag on 2/16/12
Raven's Bag on 2/16/12
Raven is making progress & should foal next! Teats are engorging & bag is filling out on the bottom....when it looks like a balloon filled with water and the teats are engorged more towards the bottom...she will be ready.
   
2-18-12
2-19-12
Raven's Teats on 2/18/12
Raven's teats on 2/19/12
  Teats are starting to engorge from top to bottom. Raven's teats are hard to read since she has not raised a foal and her bag is like a maiden's because she had a foal that she did not nurse.
   
2/22/12
2/24/12
Raven's teats & bag on 2/22/12.
Raven's Teats on 2/24/12
Raven would not let me squeeze a drop of milk out so I don't know if she is really close or not but she does not have far to go. I did not attempt to test milk because her teats and bag are not firm enough to be ready today.
   
2/25/12
2/26/12
Raven's Teats on 2/25/12
Raven's teats on 2/26/12

Raven is very close but her teats and bag are still not firm enough to test her milk at this point,

Raven's bag made a big change today. Her bag & teats are starting to get firm. See how her teats are engorging from top almost to bottom. I tested her milk but it is clear. We expect to see a change in the color of her milk any day now!
   
2/27/12-am
2/27/12-pm
Raven's teats on 2/27/12 @ 10am
Raven's Teats on 2/27/12 @ night
Milk is clear at 10am...teats could engorge more towards the bottom and bag could be more filled out and rounded in the middle. Milk appears to be cloudy but could not be positive this late at night. She has all the signs except for white milk!!
   
2-28-12 9am
2-28-12 9am
Raven's Teats on 2/28/12 @ 9am
Raven's 2% Milk on 2/28/12 @ 9am
Raven's bag has all signs of foaling soon!  Bag rounded on bottom, teats pointing east/west and fully engorged, inside of vulva bright red (no photo) and loose stool all over the place!! Raven's 2% milk photo taken at the same time as photo on left. This is what we call 2% milk...our most common time for the baby to arrive is 20 hours but it could be now or up to 48 hours but that is very rare.
   
2/28/12 2pm
 
Raven's Teats 2012-02-28 2pm
 
Raven's teats on 2/28/12 @ 2pm. She is now dripping milk out of the left side. I did not squeeze her milk because she hates it so!! I am sure it is 100% milk. She is continuing to have loose stools. We feel sure she will have this foal before daylight tomorrow.  Tomorrow is leap year day so help us think of a great name!!! Thanks for watching! Spotted Jack born @ 2:57am on 2/29/12 eighteen hours after her milk changed color!

 

 

Autumn's Teats & Bag Photos for 2012
2/24/12 2/25/12
Autumn's teats on 2/24/12'
Autumn's teats on 2/25/12
Teats pointing towarss each other...long way to go! At this point Ten looks closer to foaling than Autumn. Autumn is no where close.
   
3/01/12
3/02/12
Autumn's Teats on 3/01/12
Autumn's teats on 3/02/12
Autumn has made a great leap from her last photo. Teats no longer pointing towards one another! Autumn's left teat is still slightly pointing towards her right teat so she has awhile to go.
   
3/03/12
3/04/12
Autumn's teats on 3/3/12
Autumn's teats on 3/04/12
Teats spreading aprart and elongating but not ready yet. Still soft but making progress.
   
3/05/12
3/06/12
Autmn's teats on 3/05/12
Autumn's teats on 3/06/12
Bag still flat on the bottom...no baby today! Not quite there yet!
   
3/07/12
3/08/12
Autumn's teats on 3/07/12
Autumn's teats on 3/08/12
Her teats need to engorge more and point east/west...bottom of bag still flat. Not much change today.
   
3/09/12
3/11/12
Autumn 3-09-12
Autumn's teats 3/11/12
Still soft like yesterday.  
   
3/12/12
3/13/12
Autumn's teats 3/12/12
Autumn's teats 3/13/12
  Her milk turned cloudy about 8 hours after this photo was taken...teats and bag were much firmer.
   
3/14/12 - 8am
3/14/12 - 8am
Autumn's Teats 3/14/12 8am
Autumn's 2% milk on 3/14/12 @ 8am
  Autumn's 2% milk at 8am.
   
3/14 12 - 4pm
3/14 12 - 4pm
Autumn's teats on 3/14/12 @ 4pm
Autumn's White Milk on 3/14/12 @ 4pm
Here are all the signs!! Bag rounded on bottom and teats fully engorged and slightly pointing east/west. Snow white milk at 4pm on 3/14/12. Autumn foaled a dark brown jack on 3/15/12 @ 6:30am.
   

 

 

Sheila's Teats & Bag Photos for 2012
2/05/12 2/16/12
Sheila's Bag on 2/05/12
Sheila's Bag on 2/16/12
Teats pointing towards one another and bag concave in the middle. Teats starting to separate and bag is starting to fill out on the bottom.
   
2/19/12
2/22/12
Sheilas Bag on 2/19/12
Sheila's teats & bag on 2/22/12.
Teats are starting to spread apart & elongating. Teats almost straight down...when they go east/west and the middle of her bag is full in-between her teats she will have white milk soon after!
   
2/24/12
2/25/12
Sheila's Teats on 2/24/12
Sheila's teats on 2/25/12
Pointing straight down now...waiting for East/West! Sheila's teats have gone down slightly from yesterday...this is perfectly normal.
   
3/01/12
3/02/12
Sheila's teats on 3/01/12
Sheila's teats on 3/02/12
Teats are spreading apart but looks like she is on target for her March 6th foaling date! Sheila's teats have not changed very much but she has gotten very grumpy and this is not her normal behavior.
   
3/03/12
3/04/12
Sheila's teats on 3/03/12
Sheila's teats on 3/04/12
Teats started to elongate and swell towards ends. Still soft but getting there.
   
3/05/12
3/06/12
Sheila's Teats 3/05/12
Sheila's teats 3-06-12
Bag still flat on the bottom...no baby today! Starting to fill out in the middle but she is still soft and not firm.
   
3/07/12
3/08/12
Sheila's Teats 3/07/12
Sheila's teats on 3/08/12
No change to speak of today. The bottom of her bag is rounding out.
   
3/09/12
3/10/12
Sheila's teats 3/09/12
Sheila's Teats 3/10/12
Still soft!! Teats are firming up...big change since yesterday in firmness. I expect to see white milk and all other signs any day now!!
   
3/11/12 am
3/11/12 am
Sheila's teats 3/11/12 am
Sheila's Milk 3/11/12 am
  Sheila's 2% milk around 8am on 3/11/12.
   
3/11/12 pm
3/12/12
Sheila's teats 3/11/12 pm
Sheila's teats right after foaling on 3/12/12. @ 7:13am
Bag rounded on the bottom!

Sheila's teats immediately after foaling. I tried to take it before she foaled but did not get a chance. I wanted you to see how much rounder the bottom of her bag became and how much more engorged her teats were on the day she foaled. She delivered a spotted jack on 3/12/12 @ 7:13am about 23 hours after we discovered her milk had changed color.

   

 

 

Ten's Teats & Bag Photos for 2012
2/24/12 2/25/12
Ten's Teats on 2/24/12
Ten's teats on 2/25/12
Teats pointing straight down..long way to go as well! She looks the same as yesterday but she does appear to be closer to foaling than Autumn at this point.
   
3/01/12
3/02/12
Ten's Teats on 3/01/12
Ten's teats on 3/02/12
Ten appears to be further along and may foal earlier than her expected due date! Teats are swelling more towards the ends.
   
3/03/12
3/04/12
Ten's teats on 3/03/12
Ten's Teats on 3/04/12
I am having a hard time reading Ten's teats also because she has never nursed a foal and they appear as if she were a maiden. She does seem to be getting close and I still expect her to foal before her due date of 3/26/12. Ten still appears closer than her due date!
   
3/05/12
3/06/12
Ten's teats 3/05/12
Ten's teats 3/06/12
Ten's bag is still flat on the bottom...no baby today! No change from yesterday.
   
3/07/12
3/08/12
Ten's teats on 3/07/12
Ten's teats on 3/08/12
Still flat on the bottom of her bag. Still flat on the bottom!
   
3/09/12
3/11/12
Ten's teats 3/09/12
Ten's teats 3/11/12
Still soft..no real change except for elongating.  
   
3/12/11
3/13/12
Ten's teats on 3/12/12
Photo was blurry so did not post.
   
3/14/12
3/15/12
Ten's teats on 3/14/12
Ten's teats 3/15/12
Teats are still soft. Bag still flat on the bottom.
   
3/16/12
3/17/12
Ten's teats 3/16/12
Ten's teats 3/17/12
Her bag is starting to 'round' on the bottom but she is not quiet there yet..teats are still soft. This bag looks much closer but it is still soft to the touch and her teats need to be going slightly east/west which they are not here.
   
3/18/12
3/19/12
Ten's teats 3/18/12
Ten's teats 3/19/12
Still flat on the bottom!  
   
3/20/12 9am
3/20/12 6pm
Ten's teats 3/20/12
Ten's teats on 3/20/12 @ 6pm
Still not quite there yet! Ten's teats are now firm and tight and pointing east/west!
   
3/20/12 6pm
 
Ten's Cloudy Milk on 3/20/12 @ 6pm
 
Cloudy milk at 6pm!! Baby will be arriving anytime between now and approx. 48 hours! Dark gray jack arrived four hours later on 3/20/12 @ 10:06 pm!

 

 

Junebug's teats 2012
4/10/12
4/11/12
Junebug 4/10/12
Junebug 4/11/12
Bag is still flat on the bottom.
Teats still pointing towards one another
and bag still flat. No baby today!
   
4/12/12
4/16/12
Junebug's Teats on 4/12/12
Junebug 4-16-12
No where near foaling today! Teats still pointing towards one another.
   
4/19/12
4/22/12
Junebug 4/19/12
Junebug 2012-04-22
Not much change. Still NOT close!
   
4/23/12 11:30am
4/23/12 7:30pm
Junebug 2012-04-23 11am
Junebug 2012-04-23 7:30pm
Bag was soft this morning. This evening bag was firm and so I tested the milk for the first time and it was 2%!
   
4/23/12 7:30pm
 
Junebug's Milk 2012-04-23 7:30pm
Dark Jennet with no light points was born on 4/23/12 @ 11:43pm - four hours after her milk changed color!
2% Milk!!
 

 

 

Be Dazzled's Bag & Teats 2012
5/02/12
5/03/12
Be Dazzled 2012-05-02
BeDazzled 2012-05-03
   
5/05/12
5/07/12
BeDazzled 2012-05-05
Be Dazzled 2012-05-07
   
  Spotted Jennet was born on 5/08/12 @ 10:30pm!! This one fooled us and we barely made it to the barn in time!

 

 

Bridgets Bag & Teats 2012
4/16/12
4/22/12
Bridget 4-16-12
Bridget 2012-04-22
   
4/30/12
5/02/12
Bridget 2012-04-30
Bridget 2012-05-02
I know it looks close but her bag and teats are soft to the touch..so not today! This is a bad camera angle. This is a much better photo of how her teats really look.
   
5/03/12
5/05/12
Bridget 2012-05-03
Bridget 2012-05-05
Another bad photo angle but her bag is still soft to the touch...not close. Still soft.
   
5/07/12
5/10/12
Bridget 2012-05-07
Bridget 2012-05-10
   
5/13/12
5/16/12
Bridget 2012-05-13
Bridget 2012-05-16
   
5/18/12
5/19/12
Bridget 2012-05-18
Bridget 2012-05-19
   
5/20/12
5/21/12
Bridget 2012-05-20
Bridget 2012-05-21
We are going to see white milk any day now! I feel that Bridget will have white milk within 24 hours...her bag/teats are very firm and teats are almost fully engorged...photo taken at 6am.
   
5/21/12 @ 11am
 
Bridget 2012-05-21 @ 11am
Dark Red Jennet w/Star born on 5/21/12 @ 6:35pm!
This is a fully extended bag and engorged teats!!  
   

 

 

Picabo's Bag & Teats 2012
4/20/12
5/02/12
Boo's Teats 2012-04-30
Picabo 2012-05-02
   
5/03/12
5/05/12
Boo 2012-05-03
Picabo 2012-05-05
   
5/07/12
5/10/12
Picabo 2012-05-07
Boo 2012-05-10
   
5/13/12
5/16/12
Boo 2012-05-13
Boo 2012-05-16
   
5/18/12
5/20/12
Boo 2012-05-18
Boo 2012-05-20
  Boo is going to foal earlier than her due date!
   
5/21/12
5/21/12
Boo 2012-05-21
Boo's Milk 2012-05-21
Boo has white milk as of 8am on 5/21/12!! Boo's changed milk at 11am....baby very soon!
  Dark jennet born 5/21/12 @ 10:33pm!
   

 

 

Flirt's Bag & Teats 2012
5/02/12
5/03/12
Flirt 2012-05-02
Flirt 2012-05-03
   
5/05/12
5/07/12
Flirt 2012-05-05
Flirt 2012-05-07
   
5/10/12
5/13/12
Flirt 2012-05-10
Flirt 1012-05-13
   
5/16/12
5/18/12
Flirt 2012-05-16
Flirt 2012-05-18
I don't know what is going on with Flirt
Her bag is tiny and soft but she is two days
past her due date!!
 
   
5/21/12
5/24/12
Flirt 2012-05-21
Flirt 2012-05-24
Flirt's bag is still small and soft and even though it is rounded on the bottom...that is mostly due to it being empty. I just don't know when she will foal but I am going to estimate that she is about two weeks away! Her bag is just a little firmer.
   
5/27/12
5/31/12
Flirt 2012-05-27
Flirt 2012-05-31
As you can see Flirt's teats have made a significant change. Her milk is still clear but we have moved her to the front stall and paddock for closer observation. It won't be long now! The bottom of her bag looks like she is ready but she is still soft and her teats have regressed from the 5/27 photo. This is very common.
   
6/01/12
6/01/12
Flirt's Teats 2012-06-01
Flirt's cloudy milk 12 noon on 6/01/12
  Baby will be arriving before the weekend is over!! Her milk was white by 6:45pm.
  Spotted girl born 6/02/12 @ 4:30am - 14 hours after her milk changed color. Her name is Butterfly Kisses.
   

 

 
Bow's Bag & Teats 2012 (Maiden Jennet)
5/03/12
6/13/12
Bow 2012-05-03
Taste The Rainbow (Bow) 6/13/12
Bow has not started her bag yet as you can see. Bow's bag started on 6/01/12...above is a photo we took twelve days later.
   
6/20/12
6/30/12
Bow 2012-06-20
Taste The Rainbow (Bow) 6-30-12

Here is Bow's bag eight days later than the last photo.

Here she is again ten days later than the last photo and looking far away from foaling.
   
7/06/12
7/07/12
Bow 2012-07-06
Bow 2012-07-07
   
7/8/12
7/10/12
Bow 2012-7-08
Bow 2012-7-10
She still has a slight dent in between her teats so she has a little way to go yet.  
   
7/12/12
7/13/12
Bow 2012-7-12
Bow 2012-7-13
   
7/14/12
7/15/12
Bow 2012-7-14
Bow 2012-7-15
Teats are engorging and the bottom of her bag is rounding out. It won't be long now! Not much change from yesterday.
   
7/16/12
7/17/12
Bow 2012-7-16
Bow 2012-7-17
   
7/18/12
7/19/12
Bow 2012-7-18
Bow 2012-7-19
   
7/20/12
7/21/12
Bow 2012-7-20
Bow 2012-7-21
   
7/22/12
7/23/12
Bow 2012-7-22
Bow 2012-7-23
   
7/24/12
7/25/12
Bow 2012-7-24
Bow 2012-7-25
   
7/26/12
7/29/12
Bow 7-26-12
Bow 2012-7-29
   
7/30/12 @ 7am
7/30/12 @ 10am
Bow 2012-7-30 @ 7am
Bow 2012-7-30 @ 10am
Teats are firming up, inside of vagina is turning red and milk is cloudy this morning! Two hours later and even firmer!! As you can see she is no longer flat but rounding out between her teats. We think she will foal within 24 to 48 hours!
   
7/30/12 @ 5:30pm
 
Bow's 2% milk on 7/30/12 @ 5:30pm
Tyger spotted jennet born on 7/31/12 @ 2:04am eight and one half hours after her milk changed!
Bow has 2% milk as of 5:30pm!
 

 

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