Fox Acres 2021 Kidding Thread

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  1. FoxRidge

    FoxRidge Well-Known Member

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    Aug 25, 2016
    Minnesota
    So I know that I am posting this a bit early but I do plan on trying to update this ever couple weeks to follow the progress of our does. 2020 we participated in DHIR and 3 of the 4 does earned their milk stars, the 4th doe had already been in milk 500+ days so she could not be counted properly. We haven't finished DHIR for this year quite yet so our stars have not been awarded yet. Unfortunately LA's were canceled due to Covid this year so we are very hopeful they will be allowed in 2021. We are incredibly excited for kidding season to start in Late February 2021 We still have 2 does left to be bred, but the other 8 are bred and the wait has started. These are our Pairings <3

    First up is Shere Country SH Aria VEEV 89 was bred to Russian Ridge Apollon
    She was bred 9/29/20 and would be Due 2/21/21.
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    2nd is Equanimitys Miss Lorraine (1*M once our tests are completed) was bred to Russian Ridge Maverick, she was bred 10/3/20 and is Due 2/25/21.
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    3rd is The Malia's Hope (will be a FF) was bred to Fox Acres Henry Of Skalitz, She was Bred 10/7/20 and is Due 3/1/21 .
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    4th is The Moonlit Daisy Dream (will be a FF) was bred to Aubreys Acres Beths Obsidian, she was Bred 10/7/20 and should be Due 3/1/21.
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    5th is Shere Country TMJ Sunflower (1*M once DHIR tests are completed) was bred to Russian Ridge Maverick, She was Bred 10/9/20 and should be Due 3/3/21.
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    6th is Shere Country TMJ Cavatina (1*M once DHIR tests are completed) was bred to Russian Ridge Apollon, she was Bred 10/17/20 and should be Due 3/11/21.
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    7th is Aubreys Acres PH Belladonna (will be a FF) was bred to Russian Ridge Apollon. She was Bred 10/26/20 and should be due 3/20/21.
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    8th is Fox Acres Amberley (will be a FF) was bred to Aubrey's Acres Beth's Obsidian, she was Bred 10/30/20 and should be Due 3/24/21.
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    9th is Sugar Moon BL Madline, she WILL be bred to Aubrey's Acres Beth's Obsidian.
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    and Lastly is Fox Acres Calypso, she will be bred to an outside buck Andy's Acres NJ Blue Mako. Odd picture of the buck earlier this summer lol
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    And now we start the count downs :D
     
  2. FoxRidge

    FoxRidge Well-Known Member

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    Aug 25, 2016
    Minnesota
    Ugh the pictures didn't load! Here they are in order
     

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  3. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    Very nice does. I really like the Obsidion buck. It's going to be fun to see what colors your kids are.
     
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  4. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Pretty girls! Good luck!
     
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  5. MellonFriend

    MellonFriend Well-Known Member

    Great looking goats! So exciting! :)
     
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  6. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Nice, good luck. :)
     
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  7. Gooseberry Creek

    Gooseberry Creek Active Member

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    Jun 3, 2020
    Florida
    Good looking group!!!
     
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  8. GoofyGoat

    GoofyGoat Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    TEXAS
    Gorgeous ladies and handsome men.
    Looking forward to pics of the babies!
     
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  9. FoxRidge

    FoxRidge Well-Known Member

    880
    Aug 25, 2016
    Minnesota
    So this is sort of a quick update on the girls. Most just look fat save for one who is so Deer looking she kinda freaks me out, very lean. I'll post the FF does quick then the older does.

    First up is Hope, the picture looks just terrible LOL No matter what I do with her I feel like she has a selenium tail. I use the gel because I am scared I'd kill her with the BoSe. She is my BF's baby.

    Next is Amberley, she has something going on with her eyes, or anywhere skin is sensitive, its flakey. She has been treated for mites with Ivomec and is also on a zinc regimen and I've been hoping for improvement but it's taking a while. Otherwise she's chubby and very spunky.

    Next is Daisy, she's a super chunk lol and so so sweet.

    Next is Belladonna, LOVE LOVE LOVE this little girl, she is silent and sweet. not pushy for attention but just sits by you and boops you with her nose gently.

    Then there is my deer goat Calypso lol, she is just a leggy lean girl. not skinny but not chubby at all.
     

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  10. FoxRidge

    FoxRidge Well-Known Member

    880
    Aug 25, 2016
    Minnesota
    Then we have our older Does:

    Grandma Aria who will be 11 when she kids. Sweet quiet old lady.

    Then Lorraine, she's scaring me a bit because she still has 3 solid months to go and she looks like this already.

    Cavatina who is our smallest senior doe. Weighs in 50# when not pregnant, last year kidded quads.

    Sunflower is our Star production girl, sooooo excited for kids from her and Maverick this year. Kidded twins the last 2 years, hoping she'll surprise me with more this year.

    Madeline is our last lady due for the year. I am skeptical that she is pregnant, she spent 2 months with the buck. I saw one obvious standing heat but one 3 different occasions he was actively breeding her for a couple days at a time. We will see. The standing heat was the last time he breed her before I pulled him.
     

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  11. Moers kiko boars

    Moers kiko boars Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2018
    Oklahoma
    All are VERY NICE DOES! So exciting! I love the kidding season. Cant wait to see the little ones. Keep that camera ready. Ill be watching! :clapping::storkgirl::storkboy::stork:
     
  12. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Is Amberley up to date with copper and Selenium? What do you mean something is going on with her eyes? Have you tried giving her flax seed oil?
     
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  13. FoxRidge

    FoxRidge Well-Known Member

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    Aug 25, 2016
    Minnesota
    @ksalvagno she is up to date on Copper, dosed 10/20/20. She gets Sel/Vit E gel once a month last dosed 11/7/20, She was started on a Zinc Regimen 11/7/20 because she is flaky everywhere, I mean everywhere but no hair loss except right around the eyes. Her sire was Zinc deficient always following rut, one of the reasons I sold him. I have not tried flax seed oil, do I feed her it or is it topical. I feel stupid asking that but really most oils can go both ways to help skin come back around. This picture was taken 2 weeks ago and they looks much the same. Her eyes make my eyes water in sympathy. Aside from the flaky she's super healthy, easy keeper and playful, alert and goofy. Excellent appetite, her Famacha is a 2. Out of all of her siblings (quads) she is the largest and chubbiest. Its this skin that has me at a loss. Between the zinc and treating for mites, her tail head and vulva skin is 100% improved and so have her ears. Just around her eyes. I almost wonder about allergies so something in the hay but much of it is a basic timothy mix. They get free fed alfalfa pellets, free fed sweet lix meat maker mineral, and fresh water twice daily.
     
  14. FoxRidge

    FoxRidge Well-Known Member

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    Aug 25, 2016
    Minnesota
    @NigerianDwarfOwner707 She's been getting a 50mg zinc tablet, the first week was every other days and now once a week. It helped with her sire. I would like to get some zinpro for her but haven't gotten it ordered yet.
     
  15. NigerianDwarfOwner707

    NigerianDwarfOwner707 Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2018
    East Coast, USA
    Those human zinc supplements are hit or miss. Try TruCare. Available on amazon. Works great!!
     
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  16. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Good advice by all.

    Nice does you have there. :)
     
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  17. Very nice group of goats! Looking forward to pics!
     
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  18. FoxRidge

    FoxRidge Well-Known Member

    880
    Aug 25, 2016
    Minnesota
    Just posting an update of all the girls I will try to keep it organized! Everyone was getting hoof trims today, pictures taken before trims. I'll try to go in order of kidding.

    First up is Grandma Aria (White/cream doe) my guess is 3-4 kids. Due 2/21/21

    2nd is Lorraine, black/ white with frosting and moonspots, polled. Due 2/25/21 I am guessing quads again LOL she is HUGE.

    3rd/4th both due 3/1/21 are Daisy(gold/white) and Hope(Sundgau). Both are FFs and I am guessing twins maybe triplets.
     
  19. FoxRidge

    FoxRidge Well-Known Member

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    Aug 25, 2016
    Minnesota
    5th is Sunflower, Buckskin, Due 3/3/21. Guessing twins or triplets. my star milker, she finished with 1134#

    6th is Cavatina, Red Chocolate buckskin/white, Due 3/5/21. Guessing triplets or quads.

    7th is Belladonna, Broken bucksin, due 3/20/21. Guessing twins.