My New Ladies

Discussion in 'Mini Mania' started by SterlingAcres, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

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    Oct 19, 2009
    Took a trip this morning to pick up some Enchanted Hill lines :D Realllllly excited to breed these ladies to Voodoo's buck :p

    Let me slap a disclaimer here... They REALLY need baths and a good brushing. They look better in person, but they need work.

    Enchanted Hill Cozette aka Cozy
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    Enchanted Hill Crescent Moon aka Moony
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    The ladies waiting for me at the gate...
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    I cannot wait until it's warm enough to wash them up and give them haircuts. I'm told there's "no way" that Moony could be pregnant, but I also saw haybales stacked in the bucks' pen leaving less than a foot for them to clear and these fences weren't exactly goat proof. She's really wide, so who knows. I'm hoping she's not :tears: because those bucks were.... ewww. lol
     
  2. kids-n-peeps

    kids-n-peeps New Member

    477
    Aug 24, 2009
    Virginia
    Both hubby & I LOVE Cozette :)
     

  3. goatiegurl*Oh

    goatiegurl*Oh Senior Member

    Nov 10, 2007
    Ohio
  4. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    They are very pretty congrats!! Moony is huge! I hope she's not pregnant though, if the bucks weren't good then that would be very unfortunate for her to be pregnant. They look like very nice goats!
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    First dibs on a Cozy doe next year ;)

    Any udders on the girls?
     
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

    996
    Oct 19, 2009
    I checked. Neither have any udder, but have nice teats. Cozy had babies with her, maybe 6-7 months old.

    Would it be wise to re-breed her in March? That gives her at least 8-9 months birth recovery.
     
  7. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

    996
    Oct 19, 2009
    :love: Ditto! She's got a pretty bangin' beard. lol :p
     
  8. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    If Moony is an older doe with numerous kiddings she likely is just showing the belly sag of loose belly ligs. My Bootsie is a doe that really shows the kiddings behind her...round, low belly.
    Both girls are very nice, Congrats on bringing them home!
     
  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

    996
    Oct 19, 2009
    Liz, Moony's up there. She turns 10 in March. Cozy turns 9 in June. I'm hoping to squeeze one or two breedings out of them before I "retire" them. They're shy, but they're coming around. Moony LOVES grapes. She chased me around the pen for half the bowl. lol

    Also, so far, there's no rough housing or shoving between them and the baby girls. So far, so good.
     
  10. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    yah you can rebreed her in March that should be fine
     
  11. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

    996
    Oct 19, 2009
    Excellent :D I'll let Kristen know.
     
  12. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Hopefully she can give you another round of kids and milk...My girl will turn 10 in May.
    When choosing breeding dates for my girls, I take into account how long and how much milk they've been giving...normally if they kid mid March their in milk for 6-7 months when bred again so your girls should be fine with a March breeding.

    Also, since you are planning them to kid in August, please be sure you take their late pregnancy comfort as consideration. Even being in PA the temps in the summer months can be very uncomfortable for a very pregnant goat. Lots of shade, and maybe even a fan in the heat of the day for them.
     
  13. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    congrats...they are beautiful....... :love: :greengrin:
     
  14. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

    996
    Oct 19, 2009
    Thanks Liz :D

    The new barn is being built in a small clearing in the woods, which means their entire fenced in pen will be under forest canopy. I plan to add small fans inside the barn to keep the air circulating as well. It doesn't get too hot here, but we've been known to hit 100 some days.
     
  15. Seven Dwarfs

    Seven Dwarfs New Member

    111
    Jan 17, 2010
    Brush Prairie Wa
    Congrats! I am so jealous!
     
  16. KGW Farms

    KGW Farms New Member

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    Nov 24, 2009
    Scales mound, IL
    They are really pretty! I can see why you are so excited!
     
  17. citylights

    citylights Member

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    Jul 3, 2009
    Southern California
    Oh, so glad you got them and they will a wonderful forever home!
     
  18. WalnutGroveFarm

    WalnutGroveFarm Senior Member

    Sep 27, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Im glad you got them. :clap: I think they are beautiful congrats.
     
  19. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Member

    996
    Oct 19, 2009
    Thank you. They are real sweeties. :)
     
  20. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    Beautiful girls you have!