Ooohhh what a pretty doeling! Congrats!💕😖
I am going to have my first homegrown twins kid next March/April, so I have to wait until then to know what their mom and dad throw out udder wise. So far, I really like the width and length of all Shamrock's girls. It is hard waiting to see what comes out of different breedings. It's really exciting when you think the kids are improved and when the goats exceed your expectations! Just milked my Nigerian Bambi for the first time. She even lifted her leg for me while I milked. Her teats are small but a stream of milk just as solid as my Nubians comes out pretty easily. So...now I am keeping one of her bucklings, I guess? Lol. I am thinking crossing her genetics with Shamrock's or her kids' (longer teats and bigger capacity but much harder to get milk to flow out). I think the result will be improved milkers.Thank you!!! I’m excited. She seems super wide compared to my other girls (except maybe Mei), so it’ll be really interesting to watch her grow and compare her with the others when they all kid and start milking. I seriously don’t know where the broadness and nice curved udder arches are coming from in these Feather babies lol. But little slender Feather seems to keep throwing these wide, almost stocky kids with nice escutcheons. Maybe she’s just been lucky and gotten Murphy’s absolute best genes for all her kids haha. Idk.
Edit: “nice” escutcheons, not “mice” escutcheons hahaha
Ooh, that DOES sound cool. 😍She’s a pretty girl! I like the name Astrid but Viper sounds cool!
Thank you! She’s four months old tomorrow.Congratulations! What a pretty girl!!
I like your idea of indoor quarantine.
How old is she?
Oh my goodness - you’re right! 😆So cute and love the shirt pointing to her too! The arrow clearly points to your new distraction.
What a beautiful doeling! What about the name Saphira?Today was a big day over here! We finally got to go pick up Hasi’s granddaughter, a.k.a. our SEVENTH doe (the goat math is happening, I think), a.k.a. the little blue-eyed red doeling I kind of fell in love with the moment I saw her photo. Long story short, I sold Hasi’s first daughter Feather to a really nice gal, who is now a good friend, a couple of years ago, and we did a kind of special deal where I gave her a discount in exchange for a future doeling of my choice.
For multiple reasons, I decided to pass on the doeling she had last year, who’s grown into a pretty impressive yearling - I should have grabbed a photo while I was there, dang it! She turned out so awesome.
Anyway. This year Feather had two doelings to pick from, and I reeeaaally liked this one. Plus we got permission to expand the herd a little this year (our property is a rental) and just... well, basically everything worked out, and here she is!
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Aww, look how happy I am here! Haha.
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We’re going with the living room quarantine system again. My friend wasn’t able to spend as much time with the goat kids this year, as she was kind of busy dealing with morning sickness! So this little one is a bit skittish. But that’s okay! We figured the living room treatment would be really good for her. 🥰
I’ll try to remember to get some better photos of her once she’s settled in a little.
We are testing out the name Astrid for now. She got what my friend assumes was a nasty snake bite a month or so ago and recovered like an absolute champion. So yeah, she needs a pretty... uh, B.A. name, ya know? Haha, I can’t think of a good PG synonym lol. She’s a tough girl and needs a suitable, strong name lol.
Thank you!!Really nice for 4 months, love the wide body! Good choice!