As soon as I updated my pages, I figured the does would start giving me babies and of course I was right! Since the house rules are no kidding in the rain or the dark and TRY to wait until Mama is home, my girls kindly waited for a sunny day. First to kid this year and right on February 1st is Cloverdale IH Splash of Chocolate, a gorgeous little doe with great mothering abilities and a superb udder (very typical Hunk daughter). She (barely) waited until I got home from dropping one of the boys off and presented me with a set of twins - a doe that's looking very nice and a buckling that's already a lap puppy. Both are healthy and happy, nursing well and will both most likely be for sale, although I may change my mind about the doeling given how wonderfully attached her mother's udder is and how soft and easy to milk. The boy has no frosting on his handsome nose and a bit of extra white on his lower leg, the girl has a bit more white on her face and her broken white belt is a bit more "spotted" with both kids already showing moonspots scattered throughout.Cloverdale IH Splash Of Chocolate w/ A1 (left) and A2 - photo by MCH
Next to present me with a February 1st kidding was Tiny Colors BW Echo, also bred to Tiny Colors SS Moonshadow. As I was returning home from a trip filled with errands Echo hollered over to me, waddled to the goat yard gate and proceeded to present me with a very pretty and elegant singleton doeling. This little girl is jet black with quite a bit of scattered silver roaning throughout her body, more on her chest, and a few scattered moonspots from her daddy already starting to peek through. She's a very pretty doeling with a feminine face and a long build and only took a couple moments to find her feet and the spigot. Echo is a FF but is already mothering like a pro, sometimes knocking her little girl nearly to the ground in her enthusiasm to keep her clean. Because the doeling is a FF I'm going to be very interested in her udder as she's the first Take Heart Blueberry Wine daughter we've kept and seen fresh. Her half-sister Repeat is due in a couple weeks and was quite interested in the new baby, as was Splash who investigated, decided Echo hadn't taken one of hers, and then helped Echo keep the new baby from wandering off before her first drink. I do love to watch herd dynamics at work. Tiny Colors MS After Midnight (A3) and mom Tiny Colors BW Echo - photo by MCH
Next "on deck" are Tiny Colors SK Anabelle, Cloverdale IH Chocolate Drizzle, Cloverdale IH Moulin Rouge (gotta love them Hunk daughters!) and four or five of the large-breed girls including Dash, Wind and Rose. Be sure to watch our For Sale page to see who is available and of course feel free to email me
if you see something you just have to have or if you just want to "talk goat".