At 3:30 this morning I did my barn check and found Wilma in labor. Her water had broke and she was pushing hard. Partly because of my recent bad experiences I went ahead and helped pull the lamb out. A moorit (brown) ram lamb with impressive horn buds. I decided to call him Bambam (in my sleep-deprived state). Then she delivered another brown ram lamb. This one had meconium but did well. He seems to have a modified color, and I am hoping he may be mioget. I named him Barney. All three are doing quite well.
Then at 7:00 Tom did the barn check and found these little cuteys below. Mona had produced some wonderful, almost identical ewe lambs. From the butt view you can tell them have different tail colors, and one has a black spot on her nose. After thinking about it I decided to call them Josefina and Katarina. They are also all three doing quite well.
This may be the end of lambing season for us. Sheila, the last remaining exposed ewe, doesn’t seem to be widening, and her udder is not enlarging at all. This is disappointing since she had triplets last year, but she is getting older too. There’s a chance she impregnated on the second cycle so we’ll see.
As new lambs are being born it’s time to get the goat kids ready to go to their new homes. Yesterday I started their last round of coccidiosis prevention medication. Today they were wormed, were given copper injections, had their hooves trimmed, and had their ears tattooed. You can see them looking at me nervously, if I have any other bad plans for them. It will be sad to see them go, but they all have very nice new homes to go to.
TOOOOOO CUTE! T.
Thanks- I think so too!
What a bunch of cuties! How wonderful to end lambing on a sweet note instead of the sour.>Congratulations, Donna!
Thanks Kathy- You’re right!