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Sweetened's 2018 kidding thread

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Goats' started by Sweetened, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. Nov 1, 2017
    Sweetened

    Sweetened Herd Master

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    We had a rough year last year, losing 90% of our kids from an abortion storm caused by mineral deficiencies. There was some fear surrounding the storm due to my pregnancy but all testing came back negative.

    Since then, I have doubled my herd by adding mini manchas to the crew as a project. Below are this years breedings (one breeding to be added as the breeding changed out of necessity). We are expecting anywhere from.16 to 22 kids between February and March.

    About our bucks:
    Country Magic Arcturus is a registered ND buck and a first timer. He comes from an excellent breeder and was a trade for Camanna ZH Paint The Clouds. He is chocolate, level with a wide stance in the back. I will show him next summer. Cant wait to see what he puts down.

    "Jasper" will be registered experimental and he is F1 Mini Mancha from registered stock. He looks promising as an F1, but I am still learning what to look for in La Manchas.

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    Love love love this gorgeous girl. Ff to twins, milked between 1/2 and 2/3 gallon. I had to dry her up as she was trained to machine milk and never developed the penchant for hand milking. I will be buying a milker this year to reduce work load. F1 Mini Mancha day 145 is March 3rd.

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    Chocolate, chocolate, make it melt! Expecting something lovely from this old girl. She packed on the weight this summer so I opted to breed her. Due Feb 17th.

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    Clementine is a beautiful, gentle girl and after much discussion, I believe she is a cream dilution of chamoisee. She is F1 mini Mancha. Day 145 is March 9th, my birthday!

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    Josephine is a little wilder than most in this herd but I am so excited to see what this triplet does! Day 145 is March 8th

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    I am still waiting for doelings off this old broad, and hoping for some this year. She doesnt seem to lose a step even pushing 10 years old. Great weight... I expect high performing kids from this combo. Day 145 is February 16th

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    This girl lost triplets early last year during our abortion troubles so Im excited to see what we get this year. Her paternal sister first freshened with an AMAZING udder, hoping to see that here. If we had a percentage registry for NDs, the kids would be 75% pure due to her paternal sire being Pholia Farm UB Pendelton. Also due February 16th.

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    This doe is a STUNNER, and i cannot get a grasp on her colour (will post a close up later). Blue eyed beauty, this one. Day 145, March 7th

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    Well recovered from a broken leg, we opted to put her with Jasper. I love this doe, but her fpre attachment needs improvement so im looking to see what he can do with her. Due March 5th

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    Gracie is who got me onto lamanchas, though her slight roman nose tells me she has some sketchy breeding somewhere. She is my barbie goat and an absolute sweetheart. Went with jasper for a bigger milker. Day 150 is March 11th.

    Fingers crossed for a better year with our new supplementation.
     
  2. Nov 1, 2017
    babsbag

    babsbag Herd Master

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    You are going to have a busy March and will be looking forward to a bunch of healthy kids.
     
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  3. Nov 1, 2017
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    :fl Hope things go perfect for you this time around.
     
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  4. Nov 2, 2017
    samssimonsays

    samssimonsays Milo & Me Hoppy Tail Acres

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    can't wait to see!
     
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  5. Nov 2, 2017
    Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Herd Master

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    :fl that is all does smoothly!
     
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    Sweetened

    Sweetened Herd Master

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    Here is another view of Ruby, thpughts on colour? I am wondering if she has moonspotting as shes red but there seems to be brown in there. Her mostly white overlay makes this extremely difficult... Oct26thSM-3964.JPG
     
  7. Nov 2, 2017
    BlessedWithGoats

    BlessedWithGoats True BYH Addict

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    Wishing you blessings for this kidding season!
     
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  8. Nov 5, 2017
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    So excited for you! You will love the mini manchas!

    So sorry you had such a time last year. :(
    I admire your perseverance! :)

    They look lovely! Such exciting plans! You sure will be busy!
     
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  9. Nov 26, 2017
    Sweetened

    Sweetened Herd Master

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    Our 2 month bellies

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    Rose
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    Poplar (looking like twin bucks... AGAIN)
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  10. Nov 26, 2017
    Southern by choice

    Southern by choice Herd Master

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    Love the baby bellies.
    The pics look like more than twins. LOL
     
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