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 on: Today at 06:47:19 PM 
Started by dragonlair - Last post by dragonlair
And 2 more yesterday, twin doelings. Mom is 1/2 Lamancha, 1/4 Nubian, 1/4 Oberhasli. dad is purebred Nubian. The twins have tiny elf ears. Genetics are a funny thing.

One is a hellion already. She is solid black with frosted ears and muzzle.

The more laid back one is black with a totally bald face (horse speak for white) and brown and white legs.

 on: Today at 01:10:52 PM 
Started by dragonlair - Last post by Julie H
Try http://imgbb.com  She sounds awesome!!

 on: Today at 07:35:19 AM 
Started by dragonlair - Last post by imalilbirdie
The only way I can is to either upload to Photobucket or upload to keep & share.

 on: April 02, 2020, 10:58:08 AM 
Started by dragonlair - Last post by dragonlair
I can't get my computer to cooperate with GB.

 on: April 02, 2020, 06:50:59 AM 
Started by dragonlair - Last post by imalilbirdie
Oh wow, that baby sounds awesome!!  I sure wish we could see pictures of her.  Congratulations...and I do adore that name!!

 on: April 01, 2020, 07:09:57 PM 
Started by dragonlair - Last post by dragonlair
I lost Pebbles, one of my best does, to pneumonia before I found a treatment for the type she had. She was a beautiful show and production bred doe, red brown with spots. I retained a daughter, Stardust,  who looked very similar to her, born in 2018. I bred her to kid this spring.

She kidded Monday night while I was at work. She had a GORGEOUS blue roan daughter with spots. My DIL named her Galaxy. SO I put both parents names together, and her name will be DLF Pebbles from the Blue Galaxy. The sires name is Blue Zircon (barn name Gobby, named by his breeder) and the dams name is Pebbles of Stardust. She is, obviously, a keeper.  Even at this age, she is long, level and wide.

I was planning on showing my yearlings and weanlings at the spring show. However, I found out today they cancelled it. Boooo, I took vacation over that weekend so I could attend the show, which is actually 2 shows in 1.

Oh, well, I guess there is always next year.

 on: March 27, 2020, 09:50:43 PM 
Started by dragonlair - Last post by dragonlair
We are currently bottling 4 kids. The tiny buckling from Trillium was too tiny to be able to stay with mom, so he came in the house. All doelings are pulled and bottled, as well as sire potential bucklings, so Gracies trips. The other bucks stay with Mom. Trilliums first buck, the one still with her, had already nursed from her, so it was hard to get him to take the bottle. He gets to stay with mom.

The Nigerians get to keep their kids, no matter the sex.

On work days, my son will feed the kids when I am at work and milk Trillium. I will do it all on my days off.

 on: March 25, 2020, 01:15:40 PM 
Started by dragonlair - Last post by Julie H
Congrats Dragon!  I think it is a " boy year" this year.  Are you bottling every baby??  That is a lot of work.  How do you manage with your working hours?

 on: March 25, 2020, 07:41:45 AM 
Started by dragonlair - Last post by imalilbirdie
Wow 6 new babies.  That's awesome.  Congratulations.  I like those smooth easy going kiddings.

 on: March 24, 2020, 06:50:52 PM 
Started by dragonlair - Last post by dragonlair
3 does with live kids-

Natalie the Nigerian- 1 doeling

Trillium the Nubian- twin bucks

Gracie the Nubian- Triplets - 2 bucks and a doe.

All healthy.

I thought Gracie would have twins, she didn't look big enough for any more. We were up the house getting the doe and buckling warmed up and fed. I went outside to bring the dogs in when I heard a baby scream. Jason had some how jumped into the water tub and couldn't get out. I ran in and grabbed him out, gave him to his mother to dry off. It was sunny and mid today, in the upper 40's. Just hours after have 8 inches of snow dumped on us! Trillium got him moving in the sun, so he is fine. While I was in the barn, I checked on Gracie. I was looking for her afterbirth. Instead I saw an odd looking thing in the shadows of the stall. Closer look showed a tiny leg. Yup, she surprised me with another buck- a very flashy mostly black tri with lots of white. All three guzzled down about 10 ounces of colostrum for their first meal and napped for 4 hours. Not sure where Grace had these 3 hidden, but they are big kids!

I figured the Nubians would have a lot of bucks because the sire was a first timer young'un. They always seem to have bucks.

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