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Goat Kids 2010

Post  divanp75 on Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:14 pm

Well had my first kid of the year on the 17th Jan (little earlier than what I wanted but Bill escaped once and it only takes a minute).

Here is Polo Mint AKA "Minty"










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Post  darylandgoats on Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:36 pm

A handsome little kid....Male or Female?

Love the name, seeing your kid makes me wish mine were kidding this spring...oh well will have to wait untill next season.

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Post  divanp75 on Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:39 pm

A little Male. Smile

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Post  ballingall on Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:47 pm

Oh he's lovely. Is he being left entire, or has he already had a ring put on? Do you get your vet to disbud?

We are due our first kids next Sunday. Looking forward to it.


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Post  divanp75 on Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:17 am

Yep he is keeping his bits as will use him on unrelated females. My bill passed away Sad the week that this little guy was born so he is the only offspring living from my bill. I have one nanny to kid covered by my bill so max 3 kids on the ground.

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Post  ballingall on Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:34 am

Our BA is due this weekend, Sunday to be exact, but she's holding on tight at the moment.

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Post  ballingall on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:46 am

Well, Christina had her kids at last, but she had a horrible time of it. We had to get the vet out as two kids were coming at the same time and were all tangled up, and even my mum couldn't manage to get them out. She had 3 large billy kids in the end. One was very weak after the bad birth (he was the middle kid- part of the tangle) and is no longer with us. The other we have now brought inside, Christina is in a bit of shock after being handled so much. She is rugged up now out in the shed with lots of warm glucose drinks.


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Post  darylandgoats on Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:40 am

Poor Christina, sounds like she had a difficult time and not a female after all that too. Are you keeping both the males for breeding? What breed are they?

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Post  ballingall on Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:11 am

One male is being kept for breeding, and the other as company until we have more kids. We have a home for the other one once he is a bit older, a neighbour of ours wanted a black one as she thought Christina was awfully smart. She got a BT and a white AOV castrates from us 2 years ago as well.

Sadly Christina died yesterday morning, she was still alive when my mum went out first thing, but it was obvious she wasn't going to make it. She died less than 20 mins later. So we have not only lost a lovely goat, but we never got a daughter from her. We will keep her male kid and put him to mum's AOV milker in the autumn to keep her genes.


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Post  darylandgoats on Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:40 am

Hi Beth,

I am so sorry to hear that. I can't imagine how it feels to loose a goat, for me they are more than animals they are friends. They listen to me ranting, they make me laugh so much and they cheer me up when I am sad. I hope the kids grow up nice and strong and healthy and you get some nice kids from the male(you know what I mean) in the future.

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Post  divanp75 on Wed May 19, 2010 2:21 pm

He arrived @ 1.30am monday morning

30 mins old







8.00am



monday evening










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Post  divanp75 on Wed May 19, 2010 2:22 pm

Afternoon in the sun











back inside escaping




"yes mummy I got out there"

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Post  darylandgoats on Wed May 19, 2010 10:20 pm

The kids are lovely and you goat shed looks amazing...concrete floor with drainage channels, gridded gated pens....I am very jealous!

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Post  Faithmead on Fri May 21, 2010 11:48 pm

darylandgoats wrote:The kids are lovely and you goat shed looks amazing...concrete floor with drainage channels, gridded gated pens....I am very jealous!


DITTO Very Happy

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