Marmy Kidded 1/29

Discussion in 'Birth Announcements' started by Hidden Waters Farm, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Hidden Waters Farm

    Hidden Waters Farm New Member

    Oct 3, 2010
    Well my doe Marmy kidded, I'm happy and sad. She had a single tan buckling with a white spot on his head and floppy ears, He also has 2 single teats. I originally thought he was a white buckling with erect ears, I couldn't have been more wrong. So I waited for a second kid and she passed the afterbirth. Darn! no doeling :roll:

    Introducing HWF Duck and Cover A.K.A Ducky

    This was his first pic ^

    Life of a bottle baby in the house in front of our couch at about 3 hours old

    Ducky drinking from his 'Dew bottle

    Ducky not wanting to have his picture taken

    I shaved his head so I could disbud him the next morning, About 2 minuites after I shaved him my Mom says "I want to keep him to be a buddy for Peanut". Peanut is our only goat with horns (Not counting pets Mook & Clarice) because she was too small to be disbudded when we got her at a few days old. So I told my Mom she would have to be separated from the rest of our herd as she already uses her barely 2 inch horns to her unfair advantage.

    So Ducky will become a resident Wether here at Hidden Waters Farm. He is 75% Saanen/25% Alpine. I think he looks like a fainter, also when he hears a noise he falls to the ground on his belly, Hence the name Duck and Cover. But its not possible he is a fainter or cross.

    Marmy is doing great! We let her see Ducky every day fir visiting. We dewormed her with Valbazen (no milk withdrawal date) so we cant drink her milk or make cheese from her this year, but we still weigh it and record it unofficially on a candy store scale. She produces 14 cups of milk a day, Each cup weighing .500 lbs.
  2. TinyHoovesRanch

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  3. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Congrats on your new one! :stars: Sorry on the no doeling, but a healthy and handsome one at that is always welcome. :wink: Always so different looking between wet and dry pics. :)
  4. farmgirl42

    farmgirl42 New Member

    Jan 2, 2010
    Eastern Ohio
    Very cute! Congratulations! :clap:
  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    So cute...congrats..... :thumb:
  6. jona

    jona New Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    Both the baby and the mom are so cute! Just wanted to add that Valbazen (albendazole) has milk withdrawal time of 4-7 days (depending on the source). Yes, it is not approved for dairy animals, but it is used in humans and even pediatric population (has been FDA approved in the US since 1996). So, there is really no reason to wait for a year before you can enjoy Marmy's milk :)
    Here are couple of links on the subject: ... eJan05.pdf
  7. Hidden Waters Farm

    Hidden Waters Farm New Member

    Oct 3, 2010
    Thanks everyone! Thanks for the links jona!

    Marmy and Ducky are doing great, Marmy seems to be her normal self again.