Lookey what I found when I came home tonight! Pic heavy!

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by kelebek, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Well, I knew we were getting close - but when I checked before work this morning - wasn't anticipating anything for a while.

    Mom doesn't have anything for an udder - but the kids are up, alert, eating, and happy. I called the previous owner and she said that she will have her milk in a couple days - this is what she did last time - I sure hope so!

    We got 1 :girl: and 1 :boy: These two are full siblings to Ginger, the goatie I just bought, and I think I may keep the doeling.











    Mom protecting them


    Full sister is Ginger - I wonder if they will lighten up like her or stay dark. I know the boy will lighten - but I really want the doeling to stay dark!

  2. capriola-nd

    capriola-nd New Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Northwest Oregon
    Congrats on the pretty babies!! :thumb: Momma looks like a very nice doe too. :)

  3. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    :stars: Allison...congrats! They look great,,,super cute!!! Only one left to kid?!?!?!
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Congratulations! Joy did very well and I'm sure she'll fill up in no time....didn't she have quads previously?

    Those twins look identical in color, very pretty too!
  5. Sweet Gum Minis

    Sweet Gum Minis New Member

    Oct 6, 2007
    Easley, SC
    Congratulations!!! Reminds me of Plenty, a black backed buckskin like your doe and twin gold kids! They're cute!
  6. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Congrats you have very pretty/handsome kids. Love the picture of one looking at the other!
  7. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Congratulations. :leap: They are adorable.
    That is why I do not worry if they do not have a bag yet. Some are so different.
  8. deenak

    deenak Member

    Oct 10, 2007
    Ames Iowa
    They are both beautiful!!
  9. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Thank you everyone! I will get new pics of them hopefully tonight. I will take them out in the grass once they have their hooves under them a bit more.

    Yes, this is the mom that usually would give quads - which I am SOOOOO glad that she didn't - as I don't have the time to bottle raise any babies right now! I am working on my BSW and working full time.

    Checked my pygmy this morning - ligs are about 1/2 way gone, udder is doing wonderful, she had dropped - now if she would just spit them out! LOL!

    I am hoping to trade someone the gold buckling for another buckling of different lines - I will let you know!

  10. alyssa_romine

    alyssa_romine Breaking Dawn Ranch

    Oct 4, 2007
    Congrats Allison! They are soooooo cute!
  11. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Oh they are just precious!!! Congrats!! :stars:
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    oxytocin .................we use this drug for milk "let down"......be sure the doe is finished kidding before you
    give this drug........You need to get this from a vet, they will tell you the dose and other instructions,,,
    I would make sure that your little precious ones get colostrum as soon as possible.... In the past we have
    had a first time doe drop very little milk(colostrum) ,,but had just enough colostum to insure that the kids will do OK.............
    while we wait for the oxytocin to kick in.....................
    Have you tried to milk her at all to see if there was any at all,,I put a opened 12cc syringe under her teat...
    block the tip with my finger ,,so the milk will not spill through............and milk into it, If you fill it, you are
    doing great........
    After you fill the syringe put the syringe together ,,make sure you plunge it past the point ,where it
    does not stick or you will pludge a hugh skirt down there throat ,,you could drowned them..............
    I stick my left hand index finger in the front middle center part acting as if it is a teat.. in their mouth, while
    plunging very slowly into the corner of there mouth ,with the other hand,
    move your finger in and out a few times and the kid starts sucking as if it is momma teat,,this method
    also works perfect for kids that are having trouble with the suck reflex.............you just have to
    try with the finger movement a little more but eventually ,it could take a day or so but it will happen....................
    every couple of hours......... helps teach the kid...............
    every precious drop is critical,"GIVE IT equally TO EACH KID" ,very slowly at the corner of there
    little mouths
    whatever you can get....the stimulation of this alone
    will help with "milk let down",,,the kids naturally do this by bumping her bag.....go out to your doe
    every couple of hours and do the same thing over again to insure proper colostrum and stimulation.........
    to me it is better than waiting for a couple
    of days.............If you know what I mean...... If you have another doe that has colostrum or
    have someone you can get it from I would............especially if you do not get any........................
    I always give the kids colostrum right away.......................It is a safety net .....
    very important... :sun: :shades: :pray:
  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I forgot to mention " very cute kids congrats~! :stars:
  14. Hailee's Herd

    Hailee's Herd New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Adorable babies!!!! :stars:
  15. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    How are they doing Allison? Did Joy's milk come in?
  16. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Not really, Liz. But both babies are active and doing well, so I am not pulling them yet. I will be able to really watch come Friday afternoon. I think I am going to tether her out and watch the babies and see how well they are nursing and how often. Joy is a bronco in the milk stand - so that is a lost cause..... I have gone 3 other owners back - and ALL have tried to milk her and failed (come to find out).

    You know, this is the second doe this season, that the udder just hasn't come in at all.... not sure why.... any suggestions?
  17. redneck_acres

    redneck_acres New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Very cute kids, Congrats!!! Sure glad one is a doe and one is a buck because otherwise they look identical :). I'm hoping for some colorful kids this spring as I only have one brownish colored doe kid and the other three are creme colored. Of course one of my favorites and my nicest looking kid is a creme one so I suppose color doesn't matter so much-but I like having a variety of color in my herd:).
  18. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I can tell the difference between the two ONLY because the buckling is a bit lighter. I pray that the doeling will stay dark or I think her or her full sister will have to find a new home. I really like having all of my does a different color. It makes it for a more unique herd and hopefully more color to choose from!

    I am starting to look at who I want to breed to Turner, who I want to breed now for late winter/spring kidding for milk production, and who I want for late spring (looking at 1 more nigerian buck and maybe a standard buck- then no more goats I promise -- YAH RIGHT! :ROFL: )

    Anyway, will let you know what I find.

  19. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN