Friday, January 8, 2010

Rhia kidded!

Well, this morning around 10 o'clock or so, someone checked on Rhia and yelled in the house, "Rhia is pushing!". So out we went. She had 1 buckling and 1 doeling. Both kids are big, and she needed help with the buckling especially - I went in and pulled on him really hard, and he came out, thankfully! Their sire is PawPawNin Quiet Wyatt.

the doeling,

the buckling. . . terrible picture, but the only one I have at the moment,

So, that puts us at 11 kids! 6 does and 5 bucks... yay, more does than bucks so far :)! Now I am watching MoReen - she is on day 150 today, but last year she went on 151 (or maybe it was 152... can't remember). So we'll see! Then there is Vibe, the very wide Boer doe and we don't know when she is due, in the kidding stall. After that, we have a little break and Lizzie is due the 23rd.

This is ridiculous, but like our "kid apartments"? The 5 big kids are outback with coats on, a dog house and a couple heating pads, plus they are in the stalls that are insulated. But it still is just too cold out for these day old kids. There are 6 of them in the house, and they wouldn't all fit in one crate. . . so we have stacking kid crates :).

Here are some pictures of the kids born yesterday.

Bridget's buckling (yes, accidentally crossed Boer!),

Bridget's doeling. . . she is soo cute!

This is Hug's doeling... very long ears,

And Hug's buckling. . . also very long and wide ears!

Gotta go!