Tango - Jitterbug's buckling: New photo

Discussion in 'Birth Announcements' started by maple hill farm tina, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. maple hill farm tina

    maple hill farm tina Senior Member

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    Mar 14, 2010
    Rich Patch, Virginia
    Surprise, surprise... it's been that kind of week. :wink:

    This morning, Jitterbug kidded with a really cute, single buckling. Mama and baby are doing well now that she's finally standing still long enough to let him nurse.
     

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  2. Dunfactor

    Dunfactor New Member

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    Dec 10, 2009
    Re: Maple Hill Farm Tango - Jitterbug's buckling

    Awww, he is adorable. It looks like he has pretty darn close to his dam's head marking too. What a cute little mini-me! :greengrin:

    Tracy
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: Maple Hill Farm Tango - Jitterbug's buckling

    Congrats...so adorable.... :thumb: :love:
     
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Re: Maple Hill Farm Tango - Jitterbug's buckling

    Awwww :love: He's a little guy! And yep... he looks like his mama!

    Has her udder improved this time? With singles it's hard to try and keep them going on both sides to be even...I've had a few singles here and what I've done was to milk mom once a day and get the kid to nurse both sides. It does work :wink:
     
  5. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 New Member

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    Nov 11, 2009
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    Re: Maple Hill Farm Tango - Jitterbug's buckling

    Congrats!! He is a cutie!!
     
  6. iddybit acres

    iddybit acres New Member

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    Feb 17, 2011
    Newberry, MI
    Re: Maple Hill Farm Tango - Jitterbug's buckling

    Aww so cute!
     
  7. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    Re: Maple Hill Farm Tango - Jitterbug's buckling

    awww how cute! I love that he has the white on his head like his mama!!!
     
  8. maple hill farm tina

    maple hill farm tina Senior Member

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    Mar 14, 2010
    Rich Patch, Virginia
    Re: Maple Hill Farm Tango - Jitterbug's buckling

    Thanks, everyone! He's definitely a mini-me of his mama (except with brown eyes - Jitterbug's eyes are blue). The funny thing is how much he looks like his half-sister, Pandora (Vega's doeling). So far, Jitterbug's udder is staying even. I went ahead and milked her this morning after making sure he got his fill, and it looks like he's the only single I have who is actually drinking from both sides. Vega's doeling and Oh'Seven's buckling are only drinking from one side, so I'm trying to even out their dams' udders by following Liz's advice (thanks, Liz!). I'll also be watching Jitterbug's udder carefully and doing what I can to keep encouraging the little guy to drink from both sides.

    It's been a singles kinda year around here. Any ideas from anyone out there as to why??? Everyone gets plenty of nutritional variety, and we add both Clovite vitamins and kelp to the grain ration. Mineral is free choice and changed frequently, and we put apple cider vinegar in all of the waterers. Anything else I should be doing to boost fertility?
     
  9. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Re: Tango - Jitterbug's buckling: New question...

    To boost fertility right before you breed (like 2-4 weeks before) start upping their feed. This is called a flush and encourages them to release more eggs.
     
  10. maple hill farm tina

    maple hill farm tina Senior Member

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    Mar 14, 2010
    Rich Patch, Virginia
    Re: Tango - Jitterbug's buckling: New photos

    Here are a couple of new pictures of Tango. Terrible weather here today (first flooding,now snow showers...), but everyone still seems to be doing fine.
     

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  11. peggy

    peggy Senior Member

    Aug 10, 2010
    B.C. Canada
    How adorable. Thanks for sharing.
     
  12. minibarn

    minibarn Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2010
    ontario canada
    awww! so sweet! sorry you're having only singles. i don't know how to help that.