Anyone Interested? UPDATE - LGD 1st Kidding

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OK! So first kidding of the year...

@Goat Whisperer 's doe had quints- My buck is the sire....

"Blue" and Chunk were in for kidding... it was crazy hectic. all 5 in 35 minutes.

Blue did awesome as expected... more details tomorrow- busy and tired!

Did get video but they still need edited.
Here is a still shot...
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Just saw this and I want to add my YES in there. What a wonderful idea and Southern you have so much great information to share with everyone. Looking forward to this development.
 

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Will update later- moved kids out today to pen... so very busy but just had to stop in and say....

I absolutely cannot imagine my farm without my Livestock Guardians!
The MOST VALUABLE ASSETS on our farm without a doubt!
Snapped a few pics...
First group is a series of shots- my fav is the 5th one down :love
This dog is Not Leo- this group will be his "charges" he will live full time with them- he will get out of the pen area for exercise too.
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This is Not Leo with "Wren" a mini-mancha
Not Leo is a lot like Chunk (his cousin) sooooo patient! :love
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"Blue" came in for awhile "just because" ;) Gentle Giants!:love
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Oh yeah... I like my goats too:lol:
 

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I'm a late comer too! Just found this. You are such an awesome teacher, Southern! I would absolutely love to have you do articles on training LGDs to be good during kidding. :caf

Our two are 15 months now, and really responsive to their name, when they are doing something they shouldn't be doing. So, I'm thinking with your articles, we should do well with them and kidding.

This Summer we will be getting at least 2 does, and possibly a buck, with plans to kid maybe in January next year, if they don't already have kids.

LOVE the pics of Not Leo and the new kids! What a sweetie. I also love number 5! :love
 

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Another round...:)

This time with "Blue".... He so wanted in with the kids I just had to let him in. He was in the last pic above.... remember he was with the kids when they were being born, so I think he just wanted to see them.

It is funny I didn't get a picture of it but at one point his tail was going up and down and one of the Lamanchas was looking at it moving and she froze and then ran away :lol:

So.... the pics above as well as this set... this is what I want to see. Calm, allowing goats to explore and climb.... I want to see them watch baby goats leap run jump and just watch.... not interfere not get in their space and of course not stop the fun.
The dogs are cleaning butts but the kids are not real keen on it. LOL
I am trying to do video where I can but sometimes it doesn't work out so I do try to snap pics so you get the whole picture.

Last pic is Not Leo- I love how he looks down at all his lil' charges. He is very slow and gentle when getting down. Blue is a little more "oafy".
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Any questions? :hu
 
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