Wednesday, April 13, 2011

the "Tiny Goat" and clippers

Today I took the "tiny goat" outside to try and get some pictures that really show how small he is.

Abby (a puppy) and the tiny goat,

Canuck, my sister's big Bullmastiff, with him,

this is "Tiny" and his sister. She is a normal sized MiniNubian kid,

so tiny!

this one really show's how small he is!

Below is "Flipper" (the LaMancha/Nubian doeling) and Verona's doe kid (and the bottle calf in the background),

I've been shaving udders a lot lately. Yesterday I gave Blueberry and Maple Nut kidding haircuts (although I am not sure that Maple is bred :(...). Last night milking time took a bit longer because I was shaving udders ;). And after milking this morning I brought Journey and Aruba in (both Alpine does) and gave them kidding cuts. They are due the 19th and 20th, and Blueberry is due today. They all look full of kids, especially Journey tho!

So, these are the 2 clippers that I use. The big one I use to clip anything except the udder. The little clippers are really really small, but they work GREAT and are so quiet most of the does don't fuss over their udders being clipped. Very nice. I just bought them off of Ebay for about $20 with shipping.

If you are looking to buy a pair of clippers to clip udders, I'd highly suggest these. They will only work well for udders though and small touch-ups. I use the big Oster clippers (have 2 pair of them) to clip everything else - they are very loud though, heavy, and kind of a pain to use but they work great and I got them for very cheap.

Have a great day!



Candi said...

Boy, he is a small little fellow isn't he!
I just bought a cheap pair of clippers from walmart to do my does. So far it's working alright, but I don't know how long they'll last!

Brenda said...

Your little guy is really small. It's amazing. I had one of my normal sized LaMancha quads that was about 1/4 the size of her brother and sisters. It was so much fun to watch them play. She was the strongest and most aggressive of the whole bunch.