February 23, 2017

Violet!!!


Twin doelings for Violet! Born around 8:15 and 8:45 last night. It was a classic kidding with Mama and baby girls all doing well. Here they are this morning:

Firstborn. The flash on the camera picked up her
agouti markings, but to the eye she's solid brown.

except for a white band on her left side,

and a face like her Mama's.

Little sister is a fuzzball in comparison.

Mostly white 

Also an agouti. Agouti is a common coloring in many animals.
It's when the hairs of fur are banded with different colors,
usually black at the base and another color on the tips.

That makes our kid count for 2017 to be 3 bucklings and 4 doelings.

The onlookers:

Jessie and her twins were most interested in the newcomers.

Happily the weather is balmy and beautiful. Perfect for baby goats.

Next time I'll post updated kid photos along with the names I'm trying on for fit.

Violet!!! © Feb. 2017 by Leigh 

37 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Good goin', Violet! Nothing cuter than baby goats! Glad to hear all has gone well for you during kidding season this year, Leigh.

Michelle said...

Congrats on a healthy, happy kidding and a great ratio!

steakandeggs said...

Oh how cute and healthy they look.

Mrs Shoes said...

OMG - I just LOVE kids!
Much like children, if they'd only stay babies forever, I'd have more than I could count.

DFW said...

I haven't seen ANYTHING cuter today. Way to go Violet!

Connie said...

Oh my word! They are gorgeous . . . I just want to crawl in the pen and hug them. I'm sure Violet wouldn't go for that . . . she must be so proud of herself :)

Leigh said...

It's always a relief when it goes well.

Leigh said...

Thanks! And I have several people wanting bucklings this year. :)

Leigh said...

Always thankful when they're healthy!

Leigh said...

Yup, they tend to lose cuteness factor when they grow up. :)

Tricky Wolf said...

Well now I know that I definitely need goats in my life...

Farmer Barb said...

YEA!! So many doelings! Yea!

Kelly said...

Again...I'm glad I noticed the title of your entry in Ed's sidebar. When I saw Violet's name, I figured I'd be treated to some serious cuteness if I came to take a peek. I'm not disappointed! :)

Chris said...

New life, is always such a wonder. To people and to goats. :) Glad all births were mostly straight forward, as mum and bubba's get ready for spring. Adorable overload then!

Gill - That British Woman said...

they are lovely and their fur looks so soft.......

1st Man said...

They look like they are covered in velvet! Congrats on the new additions!!!

Madness, Trouble, Squish and Milkbone said...

Bebe Goats! Yay!
I still read your blog every day, just don't comment. But had to comment on all the cute baby goats. Hope you are doing well.

Leigh said...

They certainly make my day!

Leigh said...

They might not go for it, LOL. These two are pretty shy. All the others let me pet them though.

Leigh said...

They are great in so many ways. Probably one of the world's most versatile animals.

Leigh said...

The numbers worked out great. I have several people wanting bucklings, and does are always in demand. The hardest part is deciding which ones to keep.

Leigh said...

Wish I had a video camera; the entertainment value of all these kids is the best.

Leigh said...

It's always a relief to have a good start for them.

Leigh said...

It is so cuddly!

Leigh said...

Thanks! The others, especially the black ones are all sleek and shiny. These two are amazingly fluffy.

Leigh said...

Cecilia! So good to hear from you! Yes, the baby goats are always the best posts of the year. :)

Sandy said...

Leigh,

Way to go Violet!!! Those are some gorgeous little girls. Have you come up with names for them?

Goatldi said...

Yippie it is a doe year! Good job Violet and too cute. Those no none sense kiddings get my vote every time! Congrats đź’•

Leigh said...

Thanks Sandy! I have some name ideas jotted down on paper, but I always wait to see if the names fit the goat. Sometimes it takes a little time for that. Just settling into names for the first five - more on that next time!

Leigh said...

You and me both!

Rain said...

I love coming to your blog, especially in kidding season. It's so inspiring to see the photos and read about your experiences. I hope everyone is healthy and happy! Beautiful animals! Congrats Leigh. :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

AAAdorable! I do miss babies...of all sorts.

Leigh said...

The oldest crew is now two weeks old, so there's lots of racing around, and jumping and leaping going on. Makes life a joy!

Leigh said...

They do tend to cheer a body up!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Oh, your babies are so darling! Nancy

Leigh said...

I know it! And so irresistible. :)

Little Homestead In Boise said...

How adorable! Congrats!!!