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Monday, March 4, 2013
And she takes the cue...
"My friend has already kidded, isn't it about time I did the same?"
This time, I noticed the doe was in labor, and thought I'd stay for the birth... I'd only quickly dash to the house and do the dishes... and of course, when I was back she already almost finished cleaning the kid!
It's another little male, and doesn't he look like the twin brother of our first? Snow-white, blue-eyed, and adorable. They were both sired by the same buck.
To tell you the truth I was a little disappointed not to have a doe kid as well; I was really looking forward to a little doe to raise from birth and keep with us... oh well, perhaps next year. But the important thing is, the kiddings went smoothly and now we can breathe a sigh of relief until next kidding season. Also, since there's only have one kid per doe, hopefully this will mean plenty of milk left over for us (we don't separate Moms from their babies; they will have free access to milk, and we'll only take what's left).