|Daphne and her baby boys at one day old.|
Now that they're dry, you can see their coloring a little better. Buckling #1 is mostly black, but like his mom, has a few white spots here and there.
|Couldn't get him to face the camera!|
Buckling #2 looks a dark silvery gray, which is actually a mix of black and white hairs (called "grizzled").
Now here they are in their little goat coats. The wind has been terribly cold so I'm happy that they fit. This is their very first outing at two days old.
|Meeting the other goats. This is B1 and Violet.|
|I didn't realize B2 had such interesting leg markings until I saw this photo|
I lament that my camera isn't good enough to get action shots. They look calm and still in these photos, but they are really very bouncy.
The coats fit fairly well except that for newborn Kinder kids they don't need to be so long. Mamas identify their babies by smell, particularly their hind ends. When kids come to nurse she'll check to make sure it's her kids and not somebody else's trying to sneak a little milk. Also she keeps them clean back there, but so far so good. I actually made a knitting mistake and didn't add stitches to accommodate chest girth, but it this case it gave a better fit. Kinders are a midsize goat; smaller than standards but larger than miniature breeds.
And of course, a piggy shot.
They've been exploring their little barn but always come back to the sleeping pile. In the late afternoon the sun comes in through the door, so they're taking advantage of that.
Next baby goat due date - April 6.