Posts Tagged ‘Nigerian Dwarf kids’

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Baby Names

June 10, 2009

After much discussion last night, we finally decided on “Roni” for the first born doe, and “Rosanna” for the second born.   Roni means “joy” or “happiness” and that pretty much describes what we felt at getting a very colorful doeling.

Momma and babies are doing very well.  Roni and Rosanna have been busily exploring their new world this morning.   Roni was even having a go at climbing the slide like her older half siblings have been doing.

Rita introducing herslef to her new half-sister Roni.

Rita introducing herslef to her new half-sister Roni.

Rosanna this morning

Rosanna this morning

Roni this morning

Roni this morning

Roni & Rosanna playing on the slide

Roni & Rosanna playing on the slide

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Twin doe kids for Allie & Sunshine!

June 9, 2009

When we went out to give the bottle babies their mid-day feeding I noticed Allie was laying on her side in the kidding shed.   Told Bekah we better hurry and get the bottles given cause I thought Allie was going to be having babies soon.

Sure enough an hour later we had babies and Bekah and I got to watch the whole thing from start to finish.  And it was a good thing we were there.  The first sack didn’t break, and I could see the babies mouth moving so I broke the sack.   Beautiful color on baby #1 – lots of flash.

Just seconds old

Just seconds old

The sack broke on baby #2 but it got stuck with just its head out.   I snapped a couple of pictures and than realized that things were not progressing as they should.  Felt around and discovered that both front feet were back.   I carefully fished them around and out and then the rest of the delivery went smoothly.

"Hey - get me out of here!"

"Hey - get me out of here!"

I was so excited when I realized that baby #1 was a doe, and when I checked baby #2 I just couldn’t believe that we had another doe.   I checked both of them a second time just to be sure.  Momma and babies are all doing well and now we are left with the “chore” of picking out two more names that start with “R” for these lovely little ladies.

Allie cleaning up baby #2

Allie cleaning up baby #2

Ari checking out baby #1.  He wasn't interested in seeing the birth.

Ari checking out baby #1. He wasn't interested in seeing the birth.

Baby #1 - look at all that flash!

Baby #1 - look at all that flash!

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More babies!

March 26, 2009

I am behind with my baby updates – sorry about that!    On Tuesday, Molly copied her sister and had triplets outside in the rain, two boys and a doe.  One of the boys didn’t make it, but at least this time the doe lived.   The doe, named Rainie, is the largest of the four babies and has a beautiful coat.

I knew she was in labor and spent the night out in the kidding shed.  When hubby left for work I came inside to warm up eat a bite and have a cup of coffee.  Twenty minutes later the neighbor  called to tell me  “your goat is outside having her babies!”   So once I again I missed the delivery.

All four babies are doing well and since we got a bit of nicer weather (high overcast) they were all outside playing today and I managed to snap so pretty good pictures of them.

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Mame had her babies!

March 21, 2009

Mame’ had triplets sometime early this morning.  I discovered them wet and cold on the ground when I went out to do chores.  One was already dead and one was quickly going down hill.  I rushed them inside, warmed them up with a blow drier and then held her and forced her to let them nurse.

I didn’t check the gender of the deceased baby, but the other two are bucklings.  Both are doing better, although I’m not sure that the smaller of the two is going to make it through the night.  Compared to his brother he is very weak and barely able to stand.  His brother on the other hand is literally bouncing off the walls, and is probably going to end up with the name Ricochet (Ricky for short).

Brothers

Brothers

Ricochet

Ricochet