We anxiously anticipate kidding season each spring, both with apprehension and excitement. Excitement about the birth of new Nigerian Dwarf goat kids, and apprehension over whether everyone will arrive without issues.
On Sunday morning (3/26/17 at about 12:30 AM), 3*M Bramblestone Amethyst *D decided it was time. She delivered three bucklings, they were all in the correct orientation for easy births, and it happened very quickly. They are all polled – so we don’t have to disbud them!
The first and third to arrive are very similar in appearance – light brown, caped buckskins in coloration. The registration letter this year is J, so they’re J1 and J3, until we pick names for them. J1 was 3.5 lbs. and J3 was 3.4 lbs. Here they are together:
J2 was also 3.4 lbs., but he’s a chamoise in coloring, with some white overlay:
Here they are together:
On Monday (3/27/17) at about 11 AM, Bramblestone Charm Box decided it was time. She had two polled bucklings, and they were both in the correct presentation so everything went quickly and smoothly. They’re J4 and J5 until we come up with names:
J4 was 3.5 lbs, and is a chamoise with coloration much like his dam Charm Box:
Finally, J5 was 4.3 lbs. (the big guy of the bunch) and he’s a black caped buckskin in coloration, also with some white overlay:
It’s awesome having baby goats in the barn again, they’re so joyful and so much fun!!