Monday, May 13, 2013

3 of them!

Sandy FINALLY had her kids. And she had triplets  And she had ALL GIRLS!!!!!! Girls! 3 girls!!! I keep checking them, just to make sure I'm not dreaming. Because she's ever only had like 3 girls in her 7 years of having kids. This is the 2nd goat that's had triplets here too. The other happened so long ago. And she had 2 boys and 1 girl.

So here they are. A small, medium and large kid, all in order here in this picture. The small one looks like Sandy. The medium dark one has toggles on both sides of her neck. And the biggest white one looks more like a Boer. They are SO cute and adorable. And I love them already.

Sandy is the best mother. She came out of the barn this morning and jumped up on the fence with the other goats for bread. Then she went back out to the barn. I did some things around the yard and later heard a baby in the barn. Ella and ira were outside so I knew something was going on in there.

When I went in, there were 3 kids, all dry and standing up, all full of colostrum. That's how good that goat is. Never ever had a problem with her kidding. She's all fine one minute, then here comes the kids and she's got them all cleaned off and dry and nursing within a few minutes.

Just a little pile of babies, all clean and dry and full. Ready for a nap. That white doe is LOUD. I guess that's the Nubian in her. The dad is Arlo Guthrie, the Boer buck I sold a few months ago. Now I wish I had kept him. Penelope had twin does back in Feb. both his too. So he had 5 doe kids. Should have kept him.

I am so glad that's over and she's ok and all the kids are alive and fine. I was getting a little worried since she kept going on and on. But all is well. And they are ALL GIRLS!


Kristin said...

Yay!!! You weren't crazy, she WAS pregnant! And all girls too! You ae so blessed. I wish our triplet girls had made it too, but I'm happy to have my doe healthy again.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Congrats on all girls, and they are cute too.

An At Home Daughter said...

Wow! What a blessing to have all girls. And big healthy girls. Sandy must be so happy to have them out of her, so she has room to eat. Very cute. I love waddles.

I was looking over the fence at a neighbors Nubian out in their pasture, and it had 4 babies! I couldn't believe it. But she had 3 males, 1 female. I was suprised she could handle them all.


Sandra said...

Congrats on those beauties :)

Betty Ann said...

Oh how we wish Kristin's doe Trixie's triplet doelings had survived! So happy for you and Sandy that all are healthy and girls!!

Kris said...

Thank you all. I am loving these little gals. Had to get a bottle and feed the smallest one tonight. She drank half the bottle. She was a hungry baby. I'll do that a few times a day, til she gets a bit bigger. They are so amazing already.

I also wish Trixie's little ones had survived. It's always sad to lose anything. But I bet all the others are growing like weeds already.

Laurie said...

Oh Wow- Congratulations Kris! How wonderful....3 girls, You so deserve that good news! Hooray!
A little unexpected surprise for you. Yay!