We have a girl!! now with pics!

Discussion in 'Birth Announcements' started by PattiXmas, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. PattiXmas

    PattiXmas New Member

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    Jan 1, 2010
    At a little after 9:00 pm, Snowy gave birth to a single doe kid. I'll get pics up tomorrow! She is a lovely reddish-brown, frosted ears and nose and white spot on head like mom. She has the most amazing little black zig zag marking going across her spine.

    This truly was an amazing thing to witness and help. I had such a hard time leaving the barn. Since Snowy had only one kid, we did decide to leave baby with mom. I am soooooo excited!

    Oh, we named her X-Mas Acres Evening Star, Eve for short!

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  2. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Re: We have a girl!!

    :stars: CONGRATS :stars:
     

  3. Dover Farms

    Dover Farms New Member

    Oct 16, 2007
    NW Ohio
    Re: We have a girl!!

    That's awesome!! Congrats on the doe kid! Looking forward to pics. Now is she a Roulette kid or a Mavrick kid?
     
  4. farmgirl42

    farmgirl42 New Member

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    Jan 2, 2010
    Eastern Ohio
    Re: We have a girl!!

    Congratulations! :stars:
     
  5. Lawanda

    Lawanda New Member

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    Jun 11, 2009
    West Virginia
    Re: We have a girl!!

    Congrats and great name! :)
     
  6. BetterBuckskins

    BetterBuckskins New Member

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    Feb 1, 2009
    Taxachusetts
    Re: We have a girl!!

    We need pictures! :leap:
     
  7. shadycreekgoats

    shadycreekgoats New Member

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Re: We have a girl!!

    Congrats!!!! :leap: :leap: Pics Please! lol :)
     
  8. Idahodreamer

    Idahodreamer Senior Member

    Re: We have a girl!!

    Congrats!!!! :leap:
     
  9. farmergal

    farmergal New Member

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    Jun 19, 2009
    Northern California
    Re: We have a girl!!

    congrats on :kidred: !!! and yes, we do need pics...
     
  10. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Re: We have a girl!!

    COngrats.... :cool: :leap: :greengrin:
     
  11. bleatinghearts

    bleatinghearts New Member

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    Feb 26, 2010
    Fairbanks, AK
    Re: We have a girl!!

    Sooooooooo Happy for you! :dance:
     
  12. PattiXmas

    PattiXmas New Member

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    Jan 1, 2010
    Thanks everyone! I have to check when we go home to see who her daddy is, but I will let you know. We do have a minor problem right now that we are dealing with. Snowy's one side of her udder is hard and no milk coming out. We got penicillin and a steroid from our vet. We are doing warm compresses and massages every hour on the udder and trying to get milk out. We have managed to get a bit out each time, but not a lot. We are also milking the other side out so as not to get any problems on that side.

    We pulled Eve from her and are bottle feeding her. I am using the goat powder colostrum. She is eating well, between 3 to 4 ounces every 3 to 4 hours.

    Does it sound like we are doing things right?
     
  13. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Sounds like Snowy is getting everything needed to help her udder...also, be sure she gets probiotics too..the antibiotic plays havoc with the rumen bacteria.

    CONGRATULATIONS on such an adorable little long ears! Such a pretty color :love:
     
  14. shadycreekgoats

    shadycreekgoats New Member

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    she is so pretty!! :love: Congrats!! :leap:
     
  15. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Maine
    That intense color is so pretty-congrats! :stars:
     
  16. RowdyKidz

    RowdyKidz Senior Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    NW Ohio
    Oh my!!! So gosh darn cute!!!!!!!! :love:
     
  17. PattiXmas

    PattiXmas New Member

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    Jan 1, 2010
    We have normal poopies now!!! Went from the meconium tarry stuff to yellow! Woo hoo for Eve!!

    Snow's udder seems to be getting a bit looser. The hardness seems to be "breaking" down. Can still only get a few drops out, but we are trying every hour.

    Is it safe to milk out the good side of Snow into a stainless steel bucket and then feed straight to Eve in a bottle? We have been milking both sides into a plastic bucket and disposing of it. I think the next time we go out, we will put the "good side" into the stainless and the bad into the plastic and keep track of how much we are getting out of the bad.