Then she delivered her fist kid- it looks to be a dark brown doeling but there’s a patch of missing skin on her side. I do not think my exams should have caused this. I know that with people you can have cutis aplasia, but it looks more like an injury to me. I am just not sure how she could have been injured like this.
Then Angie delivered her second kid, and it’s what I have always wanted- a red fiber goat! I have been coveting red Angora goats for a long time but never found one for sale. I have tried now three times to breed Angie to produce a red kid and have gotten black and brown instead. So I am absolutely thrilled. It’s a little buckling so that leads to the decision of whether to keep him intact or not. I do not see a need at his time to breed him in my herd but at least I have some weeks to decide what to do.
Angie took good care of both of them, but they could not figure out how to nurse so finally I milked one side out and bottle fed Mr. D. (the red buckling). While I was doing this Lady Jane (the brown doeling) figured out how to latch on with a little help. So both should be just fine.
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Oh My Gosh Congratulations! I’m thrilled for you.
Thanks- I defnitely am too- much better photos on the goat web page though!