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@MiniSilkys thanks! I like Mabel!

I’m seriously considering retaining marigold(Goldie) lol we have just clicked and she is just gorgeous (to my eyes) everything seems to just flow together with ease, everything just seems to blend together.
That being said I’m planning on keeping both until they are 8 weeks and not listing for sale until around 7 weeks so I can really see how they turn out.
The other doeling’s rump seems to always be higher than her withers as to where Goldie is level(currently I know they change a ton lol)


Milked Bella today... or should I say tried to, that girl has zero manners kicking flying off the side of the stand, stepping in my bucket(because of course my machine isn’t working like it should and only gets out a few squirts before it doesn’t draw anything out, still pulses but nothing comes, did it to Lillie too) so here are udder photos taken at one week fresh with a 12 hour fill. 3rd freshening
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Well...I now have 3 bottle babies. I’ve been keeping an eye on them and Bella all day and bella’s Udder got increasingly full/tight and she would not let them eat(I even put her on the stand to let them eat and she jumped around and kicked and acted the fool) they are a week old and took right to the bottle!
I ended up having to make hobbles for Bella out of a rope horse lead(no metal on it at all) she kicked a few times and that was all when I went ahead and milked her out. I didn’t get an amount on just her because I milked Lillie before her and only had the one bucket(had hoped Bella was letting the girls feed but it was quite obvious she wasn’t) will be milking her and Lillie twice a day now as Lillie’s kids left today for their new homes.
Oh I think marigold has a moonspot in her tail. It is a blackish/grey spot and the only spot she has it, I’ll try to get a pic tomorrow

Pictures are of my “hobbles”
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Maple(or mable idk lol) will get better pics on Wednesday when I have an adult to help lol, my niece isn’t the best at it
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Marigold^ she was sucking on my finger and I am not left hand dominant for photo taking😂(or anything really lol)
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This pic^ cracks me up! She looks so tall, long and skinny😂
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Their pedigree^
 

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Really nice looking doelings! Much better pic of Maple. 😊 Are you tight on space? If you get where I’m going....any plans to keep both? 😃
Do you know what JNR Homestead Ruth looked like? Just being super nosey. Lol.
Tried searching, but couldn't find her. I see she LA'd pretty good with a E for Rump, which is really good. Her 305 wasn’t super good, but she didn’t finish the 305 and she was an older doe.

We have Rosasharn in some of our lines too. Which you can really tell Bella is from. Nice socked on udder, good width and teat placement. Would've been interesting to see what she would’ve done if she finished her 305. Usually if a doe peaks at or above 3.4, she‘ll make at least 800#. One of our bucks from Rosasharn lines is the sire of one of our best does. But not familiar with the kids' sire's line.
Anyway, I’ll stop rambling. 😁 But I love this subject and love seeing other folks goats. 😊
 
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