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Contredanse is looking really good. Her udder doubled yesterday but her ligaments are still there. I think it'll double again before she kids. She's on 142 today. Potsie appears to be going to kid on the same due date as Contredanse 1-28. She has hardly any ligaments but her udder hasn't changed at all yet. I can't wait!!!

Contredanse on 1-2...
http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/Go ... 1-2-08.jpg

Contredanse today...
http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/Go ... 20-081.jpg
Sorry she's so hairy, birthing haircuts will be today.

Here's her tummy...
http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/Go ... 15-082.jpg
http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/Go ... -15-08.jpg

Here's Potsie on 1-2...
http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/Go ... 1-2-08.jpg

Here she is today...
http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/Go ... 20-081.jpg
(She looks to have doubled since then too.)

Potsie's belly...
http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/Go ... -15-08.jpg
http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/Go ... 15-082.jpg

I'm so excited! Daisy is due 2-3 and she's got a tiny udder but hardly showing so she'll probably just have a single. I can't wait!
 

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Hi Ashley,
Pillow Scham still had strong ligaments at 5 yesterday evening which I thought was a relief because our temps were in the low single digits last night. BUT, Jeremy went out one last time to check on her around 10 or 11pm I think and she had just delivered triplets!!! Everybody was extremely cold and her after birth was freezing as she was passing it but they're all ok today. Her colostrum was freezing in the milk bucket as I was milking her. Goodness it was soooo cold.

Considering Potsie is her twin, I thought you might need to know about those last minute ligaments. :shock:

Good Luck with your girls!
Kristen
 

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Thank you so much Kristen!!! I am watching and totally forgot to check ligs this evening but I have the camera on so I'm watching her. I'll go down and double check this evening before bed and might start the baby monitor tonight.

What do you think of Pillow Scham? She's a gorgeous doe, Potsie has a nice udder coming in so far and I know it'll only get bigger. :D We'd all love to see pics if you have them!
 

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Ashley,
Pillow has a pretty capacious udder. She's got a nice soft texture and open orifices. Her teats are well placed and hang straight down even though she certainly needs a stronger MSL. She has a wide rear udder with a good area of attachment and a smooth fore but she really needs more height in the rear. I don't see her ever winning any Best Udder awards but her capacity, teat size and placement, and udder texture are traits I want to pass along in my herd. She delivered 2 does and a buck kid last night. I'm hoping these doelings will show improved rear udder height. I have photos of the two doelings but the little buck won't stand still long enough and Pillow is still too tired and cold to even try and get udder shots yet. I'm going to try and attach them so cross your fingers. LOL.

She was really unhappy with us last weekend when we clipped her back end and udder but I'm so glad I don't have to be out there in this weather trying to clean her up. She would be extremely cross with all that messy hair frozen to her.

Can't wait to see the photos of Potsie and kids!
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Awwww they're so cute!!! I've only got what Sue said about Potsie's udder to go by. She had a good MSL and good attachments. I can't wait to see her full since I've never see her udder yet.

Potsie wasn't happy with the birthing haircut either. LOL We did that today. Contredanse stood stock still for her clipping, gosh that was wonderful!
 

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WOW,Ashley, they are certainly looking close! How many do you think they'll have? Binky looks alot like Contradense in udder and belly.
Kristen.....Congrats..and Thank goodness your hubby checked when he did, those are some beautiful lil' girl kids!
 

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I don't really know how many. I'm just shooting with twins to be on the safe side. More the merrier but I'm thinking at least twins each.

Contredanse had twins last time, Potsie had triplets.
 

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liz said:
Kristen.....Congrats..and Thank goodness your hubby checked when he did, those are some beautiful lil' girl kids!
Thanks Liz. Yeah - he doesn't want anybody to know it but he gets just as excited about kidding season as me and my daughters do. LOL.

Thankfully, we're supposed to have highs in the 40s this afternoon so I'm hoping they've made it through the worst of their winter as tiny babies. When I went out before dawn this morning to check on them our temp here was 0! But the triplets were all curled up together and they were warm to touch. Goats are so amazing! I couldn't sleep a wink worrying about them and they barely seemed to notice the temps. We're done now until March :cool:

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I don't really know how many. I'm just shooting with twins to be on the safe side. More the merrier but I'm thinking at least twins each.

Contredanse had twins last time, Potsie had triplets.
Well triplets seem to run in Potsie's family. Why not shoot for three! Can't wait to hear what she has for you. :greengrin:

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I agree. I can't wait too! She had triplets last time and 2 does and a buck like Pillow so I'd be happy with anything with some does in it.

So far our Nigerians thus far, haven't broken the more than one doe trend. I mean even in the triplets we've had we've only gotten 1 in the litter. We've been pretty blessed to get at least 1 doe in every litter but more than one would be nice. ;)
 

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I know, sometimes the forum isn't showing new posts to me, I'll just happen to see someone's name as the last one to post and realize I haven't read it. Weird.

I think Pot's udder will get bigger yet. I'm waiting and watching. They're on 143 today and they're calling for a wintery mix tonight/tomorrow morning. Figures. LOL
 

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I didn't feel any ligaments earlier today on Potsie and at dinner time the same. No change in her udder though. I'm watching her and she's been up and down around the stall and pawing and laying in one corner. I don't really think she'll go yet but I'll watch.
 

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She's definitely uncomfortable. She's been up and down a lot. Course with that wide load who could blame her for being uncomfortable. Haha
 
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