Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Twins, and Twins. Kidding season is already over!

Jubilee ended up beating Joy to kidding. She had her twins Tuesday. They are 3/4 Angora X 1/4 LaMancha (we call them Llama Goats).
She hasn't finished shedding her coat yet, so she looks a bit scruffy.

This is her little doeling. We just love her markings. She also has brown markings on her legs.

And this is her little buckling. He's marked like his Daddy, and also got his Angora ears. I was suprised to get another black baby this year.

Joy had her large twins today. She picked a nice warm sunny day.
They are 1/2 Angora X 1/2 LaMancha with just a smidgen of Pygmy.
I didn't get a good picture of her with her babies.

Here is her buckling. He has what we call helicopter ears. They don't really want to go up or down.

Here is another shot of him. He is a very large boned boy.

And this is her doeling.

And thats the end of our kidding season. It lasted a whopping 4 days, and we were blessed to not have any birthing problems. We had a total of 5 kids: 3 doelings, and 2 bucklings.



Kris said...

They are all so cute. Glad it all went well and you're all done. Are you able to get any of their fiber to spin?

I'm STILL waiting on my last doe to kid. She is dragging this on to forever.

Natasha Marie said...

Congrats on your beautiful babies and a problem free kidding season!!
Love the helicopter ears;)

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I love the angora fur on the babies. It looks soo cuddly soft!

An At Home Daughter said...

I haven't ever sheared the 3/4 angoras because I have always sold them around shearing time. So I leave it for their new owners.

I have saved some of the fiber from the 1/2 angora's but haven't gotten around to spinning it. There is always more important things needing done.


Kristin said...

I love the curly coats on your babies. I know the feeling about a short kidding season. Ours lasted 3 days!

An At Home Daughter said...

Hi Kristin~
Yes, a short kidding season is wonderful. Especially since we are trying to get our gardens in.


Kris said...

Mine has gone from Jan through June here. That's never happened before. I don't like it at all.

Stephanie Ann said...

These are so cute! 3 of our sheep just had babies and they are adorable!

Jenny said...

Awww they are so cute!

It is my dream to live in the countryside and to have goats and chickens - I am sure it is hard work though! x

An At Home Daughter said...

Yes it is hard work, but it certainely is rewarding. Plus you get the bonus of organic manure for your garden. Oh yah, and exercise without the cost of a gym membership ; )