|Lily and her newborn twins|
At 4:45 yesterday morning when I went to check on Ziggy and Lily, all was quiet. Lily was just standing there and Ziggy was lying down. When I do a pregnant goat check, I always wait and watch for awhile, to make sure I'm not just taking a peek between contractions. Nothing was going on, so I went back to the house to do some writing. It was light by 6:15, so I went out to get ready for milking.
As I approached the goat shed, I heard the bleating of a baby goat! When I got there, I found this....
I grabbed my birthing kit, camera, and a towel to start drying this little one off. I didn't even have time to check the sex before a second kid was presenting. Considering how vociferous and determined the first kid was to get a first meal, I figured it must be a boy.
Honestly, I don't think Lily even pushed, but suddenly there was baby number two.
I was delighted to discover that they are both little does. I had to check about six times to make sure. But it was true, both girls.
Lily wasn't very sure about nursing them at first. It does happen that does occasionally reject kids, but I hadn't seen any indication that she wasn't interested. She loves to be brushed, so I held her collar and brushed her while the kids got their bellies full of colostrum. After that she didn't mind.
So what do we look like all cleaned up and dried off?
The firstborn has markings and coloring similar to Alphie. The second isn't what I'd call solid white, but more of a cream, like Elvis. Lily's mother was very similar to Elvis in color and markings.
|Second born twin|
What did the others think? Was Ziggy at all inspired by this blessed event?
|Ziggy, don't you want a turn too?|
Not really. She showed only a mild interest but made no effort to join the ranks of 2013 goat motherhood. Surprise and Alphie were equally disinterested.
So there are Kikobians numbers two and three. I've got a good start on my little Kikobian herd!
Lily! Twins!! Girls!!! © May 2013