Just a quick update on the baby boers they are both about 10-14 pounds and the baby boy has been dehorned. The baby girl will not be dehorned because it’s a characteristic for the goat to have their horns. They are both very playful and happy. One thing I found interesting is they are eating grain already, with our Nigerians they didn’t start eating grain until the Grant County Fair. So the babies are growing very fast.
It is with great pride, that I’d like to introduce you to…….. Drumroll please….. Pumpkins babies!!!
This past Tuesday (Feb. 4), Mom & I pulled up to the barn to the barn at 8pm after wrestling practice. I was only wearing a hoodie so it was cold. I walked into the barn when…… I heard the quietest BAAAAA of my goat career. Then I ran into our birthing pen to see two small black piles of cuteness. Both had brown eyes that were very small. There was one with black and white dapples. The other one was all black. I picked one up and started to dry it off. The fur was very slimy and wet. I checked to see if it was a boy or girl. It was a boy. My mom was there too and her kid was a girl. We helped them nurse off Pumpkin. Well, getting a very tired boer goat up isn’t as easy as you think. I pushed and pulled until she finally got up. I ran back to the house and grabbed a few more towels and headed out to the barn. We kept drying them off and helping them nurse. I saw that one of the kids had a weak leg so we picked up some selenium and kid colostrum. We gave her both of the supplements and this morning she was already looking better. Today she is on her feet and walking around.
Pumpkin will give birth in 17 days. She was bred to Caprioles Frisky Whiskey from Ten Strike Ranch. Betsy Hyland Muehleip (Owner of Ten Strike Ranch.) Thank to for getting me stared with boer goats.
Nestle will give birth in march. She was bred to Shrf Woody from Parrish Farms. Many thanks to Jennifer Parrish, click here for Parrish Farms website.
Meet Matthew’s newest 4h project, Pumpkin (black & white dapple). She is bred to Caprioles Frisky Whiskey owned by Ten Strikes Ranch with due date around February 2, 2020.
Betsy Hyland Muehleip, thank you for getting him started with his own does. He’s got his hands full, but is looking forward to the work.