Two new goat kids

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Two new goat kids

Post by goatlady » 04 Mar 2013, 07:27

Both my big girls gave birth last week to a single male kid - despite one of them looking as though she was carrying triplets. One each is good news: more milk for us, and fewer little lives to end at the abattoir later in the year.

My other little goat, who had such a bad start last year when she refused to bottle feed, and who is not yet quite a year old, is nearing the end of an unplanned teenage pregnancy, and is due in a couple of weeks. I thought I separated her and the billy in time, but the billy obviously had other ideas. I shall need to keep a close eye on her when the time comes.
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Re: Two new goat kids

Post by brooksidepoultry » 04 Mar 2013, 11:35

Very nice goatlady how many more have you got to kid? xxx
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Re: Two new goat kids

Post by goatlady » 04 Mar 2013, 11:39

Only the teenage pregnancy left now!

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Post by debcat » 04 Mar 2013, 20:22

they are gorgeous
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Post by ladyplumber » 04 Mar 2013, 22:08

Lovely kids =D>
1 BlackRock 2 Speckledys 1 Black Brahma 3 Light Sussex 1 Auracana 1 (noisy) Silver Laced Wyandotte 4 Marans x Cream Legbar
4 Barnvelder x Cream Legbar 1 Blue Splash Orpington 2 Chocolate Orpington 5 Gold Laced Orpington

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Post by chuck1 » 04 Mar 2013, 22:38

What lovely kids. Are they a particular breed or cross breeds. Neat little udder on the mother. Teenagers usually pop them out without any problems !

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Re: Two new goat kids

Post by goatlady » 05 Mar 2013, 07:35

The two mothers are Alpines, and the father is a pure Pyrenean. Previously, the kids always turned out more like the mothers, but I have a new billy this year, and the kids have come out much more Pyrenean-looking. The little one left to give birth is also a Pyrenean, so the resulting progeny will be pure bred.

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Post by chuck1 » 05 Mar 2013, 10:48

Just noticed the mother's colouring - British Alpine as opposed to French Alpine ?

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Post by goatlady » 05 Mar 2013, 12:58

Yes, the one in the photo is a British Alpine - although I bought her in France. The other mum is the product of this British Alpine and a French Alpine father. I subsequently decided to swap to the local breed, which is bred for milk and meat. Pyrenean goats don't supply nearly as much milk as Alpines, but there should be plenty for our needs.

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