Monday, January 26, 2009

Honey Kidded!!

Honey kidded this morning around 10am! This is the doe that I did not want to breed so soon, but she had other plans, I guess. Hate it when those accidental breedings happen. I feel bad because I like to give them a rest before kidding again, but oh well, there's nothing to be done about that now. . . . She'll get a good, long break after this kidding.
She had two does and a buck! One doe is a reddish gold with a little white, one doe is a lovely chocolate chamoisee with some white, and the buck is a lighter chocolate chammy with some white too.

They weren't all fluffy when I took these pics. . . . they were about 2 hours old. Honey was a "pro" at kidding (as is her usual!) I came out to feed and she was the only doe not around so I rushed to find her and she was in the barn with her three little ones peeking out from behind her. Their faces were all clean and lungs definitely clear! Very vocal little babies. ;) Bodies were still a little damp so I dried them off and took them into the "big barn" with a heat lamp and they snuggled down in the straw. Made sure all were nursing and left them alone for a bit. We might keep one of the does, but we'll see how they develop.

6 comments:

Amy said...

Congrats!

"Amy Goatress" on TGS!

Bethany said...

They are SO cute!

Just trying to be green said...

It's always nice to find a doe with kids already out and about. I like the surprise!

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

Congrats! They are beautiful and very adorable!

Claire said...

Such a delight! Congrats on the new kiddies! I do wish my goat would hurry up and do the same!

Olivia, Aubri, and families said...

Thank you everyone. They are so adorable! I love babies! :D