Introducing Merlin!

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by helmstead, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. helmstead

    helmstead New Member

    Oct 1, 2008
    Alfordsville, IN
    Emma kidded at 10:30 this morning with a gorgeous buckling.

    She went into labor, and as soon as her water broke I knew we were in trouble. This kid is HUGE. She couldn't even present his feet, altho he was presented correctly. I had to go in, pull out his legs, then use a pulling cord to catch his head. It took two of us to get him out. Two stuck kids in a row. Singletons...argh! We got him out, he was somewhat stressed for the first 10 minutes but pulled around. She is really tired, but has fully recovered already.

    Anyway, this little (big) guy is already bouncing all over the barn and is SO friendly! He's a roan buckskin, just like mom YAY with brown eyes and some white.

    He will be retained. Ben couldn't be happier...


  2. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    What a gorgeous little boy - thanks for sharing - and here's to hoping for some multiple little ones to be born without needing assistance!!

  3. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    How cute. It sure is a good thing you have been around to help them. :leap:
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    What a handsomely colored boy! My goodness...certainly looks like a trend going with your girls...hope the next birth is twin doelings!
  5. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Awesome coloring on him! Glad you were there to help your girl out.

    I hope you get some twins soon and some easier birthings. :hug:
  6. redneck_acres

    redneck_acres New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    What a handsome fellow-interesting coloring to. Yeah, i'd rather a doe have twins than a singleton-most times it makes for an easier delivery. I hate when it's more than triplets though.
  7. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    What a BEAUTY!!