This has been a long week. I’m sorry if anyone was curious what all was going on with the babies… Mocha had her kids last Saturday night, Caribou and Mousse whom I posted pictures of already. Monday afternoon Kalypso and Scotch also had their kids. Kalypso had a single doeling (Madeira), but Scotch took Madeira as hers, leaving Kalypso terribly upset and now being milked. Scotch had a buckling (Port) and a doeling (Rum). Tuesday afternoon about 3, Amber had her kids, she had triplets: a buckling (Hephalump), a doeling (Jamila), and another doeling (Tarragon). Jamila was so weak when she was born she couldn’t even rock herself up off her side and it was really cold out so we brought her in to keep her alive, hoping Amber would take her back the next day. Amber didn’t so Jamila is now a bottle baby staying in the house with us and following out for chores. Finally Tiger had her kids Wednesday night about 8. She had two beautiful red boer/kiko bucklings, the oldest and darkest named Loki and the younger and lighter one Thor.
Mousse (1-13): 7.8 lbs (1 day)
Caribou (1-13): 7 lbs (1 day)
Madeira (1-16): 8 lbs (2 days)
Rum (1-16): 7 lbs (2 days)
Port (1-16): 7.8 lbs (2 days)
Hephalump (1-16): 6.8 lbs (1 day)
Jamila (1-16): 5 lbs (1 day)
Tarragon (1-16): 5.8 lbs (1 day)
Loki (1-18): 7.8 lbs (2 days)
Thor (1-18): 7.6 lbs (2 days)
I marked how old they had been when they were weighed so you could see the difference 1 day makes and the difference between twins and triplets (Amber’s kids). You can also see Madeira being the heaviest 2 day old, she was a single and also very stout.
They are all doing beautifully now. Kalypso’s milk is going to Jamila which really makes me think about everything happening for a reason. All in God’s plan. ? We are finished with kidding until March! Maybe I can get some more sleep? Probably not, oh well.
Well, I only have one more picture to share just because it is really cute.