|Little girls! The light brown one has wattles like her mama.|
They were born last night sometime between 8:30 and 9:15. Lini's due date was actually this upcoming Thursday, but yesterday I figured something was up when she kept going off by herself during the afternoon. There was no mucous discharge yet, so I ran the extension cord out to the goat shed, figuring we'd need a light sometime during the night. I finally put her in the kidding stall about 7:30 that evening and went back out to check on her again at 8:15. I watched her for awhile, looking for discharge or pushing. She just stood there calmly eating hay so I headed back to the house around 8:30. I made another check at 9:15 and found her lying down with two hollering wet babies by her side! Both girls.
I didn't get photos until this morning, so they are about ten hours old in these pics.
The little brown one was dryest when I first found them, so she must have been born first.
The white one appears to have grizzled (black and white mixed hairs) spots. Their coloring can change quite a bit as they get older, however, so time will tell. In the photo above she was actually falling asleep on her feet, but at least she was holding still. They're already starting to bounce around the kidding stall.
Lini is a first time mama, so she wasn't too sure about them at first. But by morning she was nursing them like an old pro.
And the other kids? Here are a few more shots taken this morning.
|Jessie's April is now 12 days old. Look at those ears!|
|Daffy's boys were too busy to smile for the camera. They are 7 weeks old.|
Stella will be next. Her official due date is April 22nd.