Two of our does kidded yesterday,giving us two sets of twins. The other two does look like they could kid any day.
We have used Oberhasli or Toggenburg bucks in the past, but this year we did not have a buck on the farm, With only four does to breed, and knowing we were not going to keep any of the kids this year, we decided to use a stud service, a Boer Buck that belongs to a neighboring farm.
With the Boer cross you never quite know what to expect when the kids come, it's a surprise!
Out of the four we have now, no two look alike.
Here are Delilah's twins, two doe kids.
I don't have any good pictures of Sophie's kids yet. She was put in the barn before she kidded (cold and rainy) and you can't get a decent picture in there, due to lighting.
The kids stay with their moms, no bottle babies for us. My life is too busy for twice a day milking, Keeping the kids with the dams make it possible for us to keep goats and have milk. I will start milking the does in a few weeks. I look forward to yogurt, Chevre and ice cream.
The girls love having baby goats on the farm. I am having a hard time convincing them that we are not keeping any this year. (Waaaaaaaah)