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Hmmm....I'm not posting soon enough 🙂

Friday the FF I thought woul kid before one who has left me with this bottle kid 🙄 -- she had twin does. Unfortunately, on did not get out of sack and expired 🥴😞. Other is fine and she's taking to motherhood beautifully. This is a Boer doe.

This morn, went to feed barn girls -- and release into normal pasture routine after all the rain -- as I walked in, see this white kid in wrong jug, thinking how'd her kid get there ?? 🤔 Then notice her twins were with her and this was a new one 😁 checked and another doeling -- big as the 3 day olds!

Now, I had moved a big group of goats to another enclosure. Had to go find her mom! 😳 Quickly went to find a soiled butt....mainly 2 were this close. Found a telltale blood on Summer and escorted her back to other field.

So sunshine day. Promise I'll get pictures!! 🥰.

Don't even want to say this - jinx - but this month 8 kids (1 lost)....6 doe/1 buck here. Yeah, the boy is bottled🫤. Only the spotted doe is full Boer, others are dairy girls bred to Boer. Now, I normally keep all girls to see grow out before sell/retain and the boys go younger, feed $. I love the ratio so far but I'm gonna be honest, this is looking costly so far🤣🤣
 

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She had a hard delivery. Won't nurse him. I'll sell her. She's dairy...half wild, my fault. He'll be sold in couple months.

Right now, kids are mom raised. I will milk the Saanen girls, milk share, wean and milk them thru several months. I can't devote time to pull at birth and bottle as long as I'm working. Just too much, too many, too long. 🤷. Not ideal but works.

Couple pics....
My bottle boy -- yeah, good luck.
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Thanks. She's certainly "different". 🥰 Her sister was actually marked better, stunningly so 😞

So two of them have markings not showing in photos I've been able to get....first day outside and flying torpedos. Then they nurse and crash into piles. 🙄🥰

A black doe in early labor -- we'll see what's comes out ☺️
 
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