I think it's well overdue time for another post. I've just been busy lately. Here's an update on everything.
Baby kidded on February 27th, around 2am to two beautiful bucklings. We are keeping on of them as a wether, and the other one is sold already. Baby ended up not doing so great and getting very thin, and not milking as much as she should. She is doing a lot better now and putting weight back on. Needless to say, our feed program has changed some and all dairy goats are getting ALFALFA!
Next doe due was a Togg doe named Jess. She kidded on March 3rd (on day 148) to a buckling that looked very premature. I don't have a clue why that happened. He did not make it :(, and she didn't have any other kids.
Everyone else is doing great though! All of the kids are sold except for one F3 Mini Nubian buckling - see below for more info on him. We now only have 5 does left to kid. They are - Prissy, due tomorrow; Verona, due April 1st; Vanilla, due May 13th; Doris, due May 25th; and Whitney, due June 8th. We also have a Nubian/Boer doe that is due in May sometime - I forgot to write down when she was bred!
I am very excited to say that we now own PawPawNin Willa (F2) and her two F3 bucklings - thanks to Aliza Vanderlip for such a beautiful doe! Althou
gh Willa has lots of the same lines as lots of our other Minis, she will be a great addition to our herd. Look at that udder! Willa is also a very small doe, about the size of a Nigerian. We are keeping one of the bucklings, but the other is for sale. Email me if you are interested in him (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I think that's all the updates for now. Have a great day!