Our last doe due to kid this year, Bit ‘O’ Honey, delivered her healthy kids late this morning! She started exhibiting signs of labor shortly after midnight, so one of us was up with her all night - it’s been a long day. But, around 11:30 AM today, she delivered three kids and they all seem to be doing well.
The first two kids she delivered were bucks (more bucks?); but the third was a doe. So, the very last kid delivered this year at Bramblestone Farm was finally a doe. I’m thankful that we have so many healthy kids and three very good mothers. We’ve learned so much in our first kidding season, and it’s both relieving and disappointing that kidding season is over for us until next year.
The doeling (picture above at just minutes old) is Ruby and the white buckling is Bolt – we’re still working on the name for the chami (with black cape) buckling. My initial impression of the kids is very good, they all look like they’ve inherited the good qualities of their parents – their father (Old Mountain Farm Palindrome) is the 2011 AGS Nationals RGCH buck. Ruby will be staying at Bramblestone (our first homegrown doeling and I’m so excited to have a Palindrome daughter), but the two bucks are for sale (they’ll be posted on the For Sale page at the Bramblestone Farm website soon). It’ll be hard to see any of the kids born here this year go; they are just so darn affectionate and fun to have around!