Friday, January 28, 2011

One expected, one surprise

Well, today the doe we have been expecting to kid out any day finally kidded out. She had a buck and a doe by Wild Bill, and we are looking forward to seeing how they grow. We bought her doeling from last year also by Wild Bill, so we hope they develop much like her. This doe had an udder like a basketball, so she should she have plenty of milk to keep these kids growing.

We had a surprise today, as well. Taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather, the Turbo doe who didn't look so very close to kidding had a single buck by Cherokee Fiddler. The biggest surprise was his size. She's not a fat doe, and she never got very wide, and she may be a first time mother, so imagine Chuck's surprise when her kid tipped the scales at 13 lbs. And he isn't very thick either. He is long legged and just big. Thankfully his mother is a very large framed doe, and seems none the worse for wear. She's proud as punch of him. We hope next year she'll produce about the same poundage, but instead in the form of twin does!

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