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Baby parade 2013

April 24, 2013

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Deloris, the Guernsey x Toggenburg doe kid.

Sorry you haven’t heard from us much lately. We don’t have internet access at our new farm yet, and we’ve had lots of babies to squeeze. Lots and lots of babies. To date, our gals have produced 26 lambs and kids. Here is a photo list of who’s given birth to what on the farm this year. We will update as more kids hit the ground to help us keep them all straight, and to provide some cute babies for you to enjoy.

Goats

March 15, 2013, Gertie the Toggenburg doe gave birth to twin girls, sired by the Guernsey buck, Brady. Dolly, is a flaxen blond color and polled, and Deloris is a dark Sundgau color with gold markings and is disbudded.

Dolly and Deloris, Guernsey x Toggenburg goat kids. Born March 8, 2013.

Dolly and Deloris, Guernsey x Toggenburg goat kids. Born March 8, 2013.

March 24, 2013, Esther the Toggenburg doe had triplet girls. Dottie is a dark Sundgau pattern, with gold marking, and a white spot on her head, and is polled. Daisy is almost white with a bit of blond, and is disbudded. Daphne is almost white as well with a touch of gold, and is disbudded.

Daphne, Daisy, and Dottie Guernsey x Toggenburg triplets

March 31 (Easter day), Trixie the Sable Saanen doe had one boy and one girl. The boy was sold shortly after birth. The girl, Dixie, is very light blond in color, and is polled.

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April 3, 2013, Bramble the Guernsey (well mostly Guernsey) doe produced a boy and a girl, from Brady, the Guernsey buck. Dick is blond at the head, fading to red at the haunches, and is disbudded. Dorcas is solid ginger red from head to tail, and is polled.

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Dorcas and Dick, British Guernsey goat kids

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Dick and Dorcas, offspring of Brady and Bramble.

April 5, Banbury the Guernsey (HB2) doe had twin boys, from Brady, the Guernsey buck. Dudley is an even blond with small white spots on his face, and is disbudded.  Dexter is an even ginger red with white spotting on his face, and is polled.

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Dudley, the British Guernsey buckling

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Dexter, the British Guernsey buckling

April 6, 2013, Vapors, the Sable Saanen doe had twin boys. They were sold a few days later for pets/meat. They were both white.

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Vapors and boys.

April 9, 2013, Aggie, the Toggenburg doe had one boy and one girl. The boy was a flaxen gold color, and was sold for a pet or meat. Dusty, the girl, is a light flaxen color, and is polled.

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Thomas and Dusty.

April 17, 2013, Millie, the Nubian mix doe gave birth to twin boys. One boy is a medium gold color and has gone to live with our friend Meagan, and the other is a black and white cou blanc pattern with floppy ears. He is available for a pet/meat home.

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Calvin, the Guernsey, Nubian, Alpine mix

Sheep

March 27, 2013, Michelle, the East Frisian ewe had two ram lambs by our Katahdin ram, Cranston. They are both white, and are growing rapidly.

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Twin ram lambs. Katahdin x Friesian

March 31 (Easter) 2013, Maggie the Katahdin had triplets, sired by Marvin, the East Friesian ram. One boy and one girl (Wanda) are being raised by Maggie, and the other girl (Wendy) is being bottle fed, as she was rejected by her mom.

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Boy and Wanda, Friesian x Katahdin lambs

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Wendy, the bottle lamb. Friesian x Katahdin

April 3, 2013, Aster the Icelandic ewe had twin boys from Marvin, the Frisian ram. They are very fast growers, and are already looking delicious.

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Aster with her boys. Friesian x Icelandic.

April 13, 2013, Coco, the Icelandic ewe had 2 ram lambs from Cranston, the Katahdin ram. It will be hard to eat them, they’re so cute.

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Katahdin x Icelandic ram lamb.

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Katahdin x Icelandic ram lamb

We have a few more does due to kid in June, and will update this list as babies are born. The pure Guernsey boys are for sale. The ram lambs could also be for sale if they are of interest to anyone, but will most likely be finished in our pastures and sold as meat this autumn. All girls, both lambs and kids, will be kept for breeding purposes. A few older does may be available this autumn.

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Adorable!

Jody Morris

April 24, 2013

Great photos. That Dudley is a darling! And I have to chuckle, because we’ve been considering the name “Dorcas” if Wellesley gives us a doeling (we’ll find out very soon…). Congratulations on all those beautiful babies!

Rebecca

April 24, 2013

Oooooooh yeah!!! I love this. Cutie babies!!

livelightly

April 26, 2013

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