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Blazing Acres 1st Kidding Thread:samssimonsays, Milo&Me

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by samssimonsays, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Oct 10, 2016
    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    Well, here is goes. My first Kidding thread! We will be spacing out the breedings to two this month and two next month to give us a bit of a break and ease into the kidding this year.

    We will have Scarlet, our AGDA registered Nubian doe bred for her second freshening, first with us, to our registered Nubian buckling, Rebel.
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    We will be breeding our Saanan/Nubian doe, Tilda, for her first freshening to Roscoe who is Scarlet's son.
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    Then we will be breeding May, our alpine, for her second freshening to Rebel.
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    And last but not least, Olive our Alpine doe will be bred to Roscoe for her first freshening.
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    I am anxious to see what May and Scarlet do as second fresheners and what the other two do as first timers!
     
  2. Oct 10, 2016
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    I am so excited for you! You have had to watch all the babies for far too long, now its time for your own. I love Olive's coloring! Cannot wait to see what they give you
     
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    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    Thank you so much I am super excited and nervous all at the same time. My girls all went into heat at the end of the month of September so I may have to wait but I'll be keeping a close eye on them while we wait.
     
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    Awesome! Count me in on the waiting list! :pop:caf
     
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    'Tis that time of year. It is so exciting to start the wait and anticipation. :pop

    My first of many was bred today, her idea, not mine. :lol:
     
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    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    Ahaha. It seems I will have to wait for scarlet for sure. Rebel may be too young. Sigh. I guess I will be attempting Roscoe with his designated ladies as he was blubbering and romancing then until he realized they weren't interested (tilda made it very clear :lol:) I guess time will tell if this he month or not for some of them.... :rolleyes:I'm really not very good at patience but I'm getting there lol.
     
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    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    Next year this time I will be waiting with YOU, right? ;)
     
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    We Tried all the girls last night but no one was ready, or even close. It did show me that Roscoe IS ready (I was concerned as he has not been blubbering or interested in the ladies, other than still thinking he should nurse from his mom after being separated since June..... Rebel. however, is NOT ready and NOT interested at all. He stays glued to Roscoe as the girls pick on him a bit and he is shy. I have been working on him about coming out of his shell and he is coming along nicely but he is still shy. I knew the girls weren't in heat but I had hoped otherwise :rolleyes: Thankfully I know that Tilda gets SUPER vocal, painfully vocal seriously, when she is in heat. Scarlet shows no real signs on anything but some pink on her vulva. May, gets extra pushy with the dogs and pink in the vulva. And Olive, sweet Olive.... she swishes her tail and rubs her butt on my making what sounds like little coos :lol: At least three of them give me some sort of heads up!


    All 6 goats got to browse together last night under my careful watch:fl, no breedings or attempts at such were made:idunno. One can hope lol. With how Olive, May and Tilda reacted to the boys I figured they need to get to know them a bit more and they were much better yesterday than on Sunday, no ramming to the ground and aggression towards the unknowing boys:celebrate
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    Well gosh... no ramming? It wouldn't happen to be because they're standing in the midst of a smorgasbord of delectable browse would it?

    That's the plan :D Have actually been thinking/considering that maybe... just maybe, I can find someone who wishes to sell a bred doe (maybe an older doe who they'd be considering retiring as they replace their herd with younger animals). One that I might get 1 or 2 more breedings out of. Many advantages to me, the biggest being she'd be an experienced mother with less chance of complications.
     
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