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:

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

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    1. 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.

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

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  2. 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.

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    1. 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!

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  3. Congratulations Daphne, they look very well indeed.

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  4. 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.

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

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

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  6. 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.
    http://www.electriccleaner.com/circuiteer-line/

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

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

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    1. 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. :)

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  8. Whew! Congrats to Daphne and staff :)

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

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  9. Congratulations on a safe delivery and two healthy bucklings!

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

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

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    1. I just hope Artemesia's kidding goes as well.

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  12. Congratulations! They are so cute!

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  13. Congratulations on the new goat babies! Nancy

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

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

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  14. Do you trade or sell your little boys?

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

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  15. 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.

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

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  16. 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

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

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  18. 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.

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