April 4, 2015

Daphne At Last

Daphne's twin girls born April 4, 2015

Twins! Can you believe that's all that was in there? But, girls!

Firstborn doeling

They arrived in the wee hours of the morning.

Second doeling. Has one teeny white dot in the center of her back

The black spotted doeling was first, arriving hind feet first at 1:35 AM. The second was born at 2:15, and then we waited to see what was next.

Notice the mouth open. This one is a talker!

I couldn't feel any more heads, feet, or butts and at about 4 Daphne delivered the placenta.


They are quite a bit bigger than Helen's. Her quads weighed between 4 lb 10 oz and 4 lb 15 oz. Daphne's weigh 6 lb 10 oz and 6 lb 4 oz.

The nice thing about having only one sibling
is that there is no fighting over food.

That ends kidding season for us with 3 doelings and 3 bucklings; all healthy and thriving. Can't complain about that.


37 comments:

Renee Nefe said...

Wow! Just two. No wonder she was holding out, maybe she was hoping a few more would show up along the way. ;)

Well 3 & 3 sounds like a good deal. Can't wait to watch all the playground antics.

PioneerPreppy said...

Gratz on surviving the birthing season!!

We'll probably be getting lambs here until sometime into June since I left the girls in with the rams so long.

New Babies are so fun especially once they are out :)

Quinn said...

Well done, Daphne! They are gorgeous!

Melanie said...

Yay! They are adorable! You've got yourself a fantastic herd of wee goats now. Well done!

Nancy po said...

Congrats and how CUTE! Glad Mom is well :)

Erika Keller said...

How wonderful, two does! They are beauties! I love the spots.

M.E. Masterson said...

Nicely done! Happy for you all! they are beautiful!!

Rhonda from Baddeck said...

Congratulations on being there for the births! I assume the 'hind-feet-first' kid needed a little help, so it's a good thing you were checking frequently. So glad you got some doelings from Daphne. The little polka-dot girl is adorable!

JW said...

Congrats to you (& Daphne!) on a lovely conclusion to kidding season!

Mama Pea said...

Sounds as if your lack of sleep paid off! The size of a doe during pregnancy can sure be deceiving, can't it? The important thing is that Daphne and kids are doing well. And two does! That's icing on the cake.

Kris said...

A couple of really robust beauties! Well done, Daph! She was so big I can see where you expected at least quads - or a small foreign car. LOL Glad all is well. Congrats!

Sarah said...

They are cute as can be! Congrats on another successful kidding season!

Elaine said...

So glad they are safe and sound! What pretty little goats:)

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a pretty pair they are, I too thought there would have been more.

Nina said...

They are beautiful little girls. Two big healthy girls are an awesome gift. Congrats!

Primroses Attic said...

Wow they are so adorable. Glad everything went o.k.
Rosezeeta.

Lynda D said...

At last, gosh, you must be in need of a big sleep. They are pretty cute. My husband is rolling his eyes as i gasped "Daphne's had her babies". Who is Daphne! A goat in America. His look was priceless.

Rosalyn said...

So glad to hear they've arrived! They're absolutely perfect and what a blessing that they're girls. A successful kidding season for sure!

Anna said...

Congratulations --- they're adorable! And now you can finally start resting easy again.

Meredith said...

Congratulations! They're adorable!

Frank and Fern said...

Congratulations, Leigh, and two girls at that. I have one doe left to go and I do hope she has a girl. My two other first fresheners had boys, so this one needs to break that streak. Have fun with your babies.

Fern

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

So cute! Will provide many hours of enjoyment. Nancy

Ngo Family Farm said...

Ack! So cute!!! The coloring on all your kids this season is just gorgeous.
-Jaime

Chris said...

Well if that don't just surprise the boots off me! Just two, but sweet princesses nonetheless.

I'm glad there were no bad events to report. Daph looks so relieved! Well done everyone.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Hallelujah, they're safely here, and what beauties they are! The 'calico' is a real beauty but is going to be trouble with a capitol 'T'. Congratulations Leigh. =)

Leigh said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. Twins were a surprise, but it's always a relief when it goes well, which it did even though it was in the middle of the night!

Rhonda, the hind feet breech position is fairly common for goats, especially multiples. I admit that as soon as I realized it was breech (saw the bottoms of the feet rather than the tops as is typical with the "nosedive" birth position), I just wanted to get the kid out as fast as possible, so I pulled with the contractions for a quicker delivery. This is because a number of years ago I had a horrible experience with a frank breech kid, i.e. tail first, which is a difficult, if not impossible, delivery. That one ended up being still born and I didn't want to take a chance!

Renee, and you know who has already offered some really cute names!

Lynda, how funny. See what the internet does for us!

Fern, it has been a prolific year for bucks! That's the kidding news from so many quarters. I was hoping Daphne would at least even the score, which she did!

Jacqueline, that talkative ones always seem to be opinionated goats! Can be very annoying at feeding time, when their opinion is that the goat keeper is late!

Farmer Barb said...

Congratulations on your foundation! What a lovely herd you have built. Three cheers for your happy Kinders!

Bill said...

Congrats! What cuties! Of course there are few things cuter than a baby goat. :)

Hamid said...

Wow! why I'm not there to hug those? I've lived seven summers in a village my dad had born there, with his uncle, and...
and YES bill, there are so few things cuter than a honey colored baby goat! It's awesome!!

the Goodwife said...

You can't beat twin girls! Yaaay!

Julene said...

So sweet! Now you have six more to add to the mix! It would be fun to hear them talk. Good job!!

Harry Flashman said...

They are beautiful little animals.

Susan said...

Congratulations to Daphne! Twin girls is great, and they look so healthy. Do you keep any of the doelings?

Karen@ onthebanksofsaltcreek.com said...

Way to go Daphne!
Our kids were born in the wee hours of the morning on 4/3.
Enjoy the kids. It's pretty easy to do.

Sandy said...

Leigh,

Sorry, I'm slow getting at the computer to respond to posts.
Your Daphne did a good job. Both babies look beautiful and healthy.
Good to see there's no fighting over whose going to be eating first.
I just love the pictures you posted of Daphne's little ones. Congratulations Leigh!!

DebbieB said...

Big babies! Love the spots!

Leigh said...

Barb and Bill, thanks!

Hamid, thank you and welcome. I'd make a return blog visit but it doesn't seem you have one.

Goodwife, Julene, and Harry, thanks!

Susan, I'm keeping one of these and trading the other for another Kinder doeling from another breeder. :)

Karen, congratulation on that!

Sandy, it's that time of year; a lot to do so less blogging and blog visiting. Thank you for taking the time to come visit anyway!

Debbie, the spots are really fun, but I love the face of the fawn one. So sweet. They both are really.