come in(to) heat

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come in(to) heat

To be in a state of sexual excitement and able to breed, as of a female animal. Do you hear the stray cat howling and screeching at night? She must have come into heat.
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come in(to) heat

 and come in(to) season
[for a female animal] to enter into the breeding season. This animal will come into heat in the spring. When did your dog come in season?
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These notions are based on the common myth that a lot of unbred does and doe fawns come into heat during a one-week period in mid-December -- the second rut.
A limited number of does may come into heat early, but the rut peaks in mid-November, and that peak-rut period could be considered analogous to the predictable heat of August.
In the past some writers have promoted the idea that a few older does will come into heat as early as late October.
Then, with a little luck, one of the does or fawns will come into heat and tow a big buck past your blind.