February 23, 2016

Daphne!


Twins, can you believe it? Dan went out around 2:30 a.m. but nothing was happening. When I went to check at 4:30 there was discharge and Daphne was restless. About half an hour later she started pushing. The result was two healthy little bucklings born this morning at 5:13 and 5:17. It was an easy delivery and Daphne couldn't be prouder.Nothing was required from me except helping dry them off.

Afterwards I went to check on Polly. She came running to greet me, ready for morning pets and scratches. No piglets yet, however, but I'll keep you posted.

UPDATE: Noon. A few more photos.

Being born is exhausting work. 1st Born (left) is a velvety
black with one white spot in addition to the patch of
white on his withers. 2nd born dried to a lovely silver.



Daphne! © February 2016 by Leigh 

41 comments:

Farmer Barb said...

Yea! They look like carbon copies of mom. Who's the daddy? You're an excellent goat drier!

Rhonda from Baddeck said...

Hurray! Those little guys look like bookends, sitting nose to nose and having such similar markings. They're adorable! Can't wait to see them wearing their sweaters.

Leigh said...

The daddy is Clark, photo here (4th photo down) although it's an old one and he's grown up a bit since then.

I've had plenty of experience as a goat dryer :) although nobody does it like mom.

Leigh said...

The temperatures are supposed to drop quite a bit tomorrow night, so we'll certainly need them. I just hope they aren't too big!

Frugal in Derbyshire said...

Congratulations Daphne, they look very well indeed.

PioneerPreppy said...

Awww such cuties. We got another month here until the lambs start coming but several of the ewes are getting that WWI battleship look about them.

debbi said...

Congratulations! Just the sort of news I needed to read today. Thank you for posting.

Fiona said...

Hah....I was right you go Daphne! All the people that forecast Polly! If you ever come across a cattle Blower at an auction they are awesome for drying livestock and anything else for that matter. Circuiteer or Sullivan.
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Rain said...

That's great. I hope they are healthy. What a sweet photo :)

Quinn said...

Whew! Congrats to Daphne and staff :)

Erika Keller said...

Congratulations on a safe delivery and two healthy bucklings!

Mama Pea said...

Congrats! Easy delivery . . . that's the way you like to see it. Beautiful kids!

Anna said...

Congratulations! And such a nice warm spell to be born in. I'm so glad the birth was easy!

charlotte said...

Congratulations! They are so cute!

Perry said...

Congrats to all!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Congratulations on the new goat babies! Nancy

Pam said...

OMG....cute cute cute.....happy all went well! :)))

Farmer Barb said...

As long as you don't do it the same way...

Renovation in Galicia said...

They are lovely, well done mum.

jeaniebabb said...

Do you trade or sell your little boys?

Leigh said...

She loves being a mama.

Leigh said...

You get yours all at once. :) I'll have weekly kiddings starting in April, which will be intense!

Leigh said...

You're welcome!

Leigh said...

Thanks for that, although for these little guys, a handheld hair dryer would probably do. :)

Leigh said...

So far so good. They found the food source without problem and have been getting their fill of colostrum. Today they'll probably get more active. :)

Leigh said...

It's always a relief when my only chore it to standby with a towel to welcome the newcomers.

Leigh said...

Thanks!

Leigh said...

Thanks!

Leigh said...

I just hope Artemesia's kidding goes as well.

Leigh said...

Thanks!

Leigh said...

Thanks!

Leigh said...

Too cute for words. And such sweet little guys too. :)

Leigh said...

Oh yes: registered or not registered, intact or neutered.

Kris said...

Ah, that Daphne. What a good mom. Polly, you little dickens, better step up! LOL Glad the bukling delivery was textbook and all are doing well.

Kris said...

Well, I guess all she needed was a little encouragement. I take all the credit. LOL NINE? Wow!

Jackie P Neal said...

Ah!! Congratulations on the new little ones! How adorable they are!! I told my husband I want goats now too! He said,chickens are enough for now! "(
Beautiful little ones!
Jackie

1st Man said...

Yay!!!! Congrats to all!!! ADORABLE photos.

Leigh said...

Well, there's always later. :)

Leigh said...

:)

Cleopawtra said...

Glad to hear everything went well in the delivery. More baby goats to help relive childhood memories. We had a small dairy goat herd of 15-20 goats for 4H. I sure do miss the babies. Can't wait for all the photos.

Mountain Mama said...

Congrats, Daphne!! :)