Sunday, April 6, 2014

kidding season arrives at tres rios farm


On Monday, March 31, 2014, our nigerian dwarf doe "Lily" gave birth to four healthy bucklings.  I was with her as she kidded, though she did not need any help from me this time.  She pushed all four babies out in just seven minutes and was standing up to greet and feed them as soon as she was done.  

These boys are the first born on our farm and will carry our herd name.  They all weighed in above three pounds at birth.  

Hello Tigger!  

We are in the ADGA Performance Plus Program this year which means we are participating in milk test, we are having the whole herd linear appraised, and we are proofing DNA for our herd leaders.  Show season is just around the corner too.  This summer is going to be really exciting, and a big learning experience for us.

We need to settle on names this week and get these boys registered so they'll be ready for all these adventures.

Sweet Dreams

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    1. These are our first dam raised babies. Last year our herd started with two 2 week old bottle babies. They sure are sweethearts.

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    1. Thanks Kristina. I sure am attached to them already. They are each so sweet.

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  3. That's the first time I have seen Tigger when he wasn't bouncing off the walls. So he does sleep.

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    1. Hahaha. You're right. It's hard to snap a picture of Tigger when he is NOT moving. That's why I named him Tigger I think. He is so bouncy.

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  4. Wow, These Kids are absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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