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Amada kidded this afternoon

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Rainey » Tue May 01, 2018 2:49 pm


Nerve-wracking day keeping watch over Amada but all's well that ends well. Last year Dora had 3 kids but the first 2 were born dead and she needed help since they weren't giving any. We bought Amada last year, after she kidded so we didn't know what to expect from her. She needed a little help at the end because the single kid was larger than usual, but clearly alive and presented correctly with head and front hooves.
Joanna hasn't named her yet, but I think of her as Stripe, because that's what I noticed first, the dark stripe down her back and face markings--expected her to be more all white.
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Re: Amada kidded this afternoon

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Thorn » Tue May 01, 2018 3:19 pm


She's beautiful. What breed(s) are they? Looks like a Nubian,but I'm new to goats..

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Re: Amada kidded this afternoon

Post Number:#3  Unread postby michaels4gardens » Tue May 01, 2018 3:49 pm


love it-- thank you..
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Post Number:#4  Unread postby Nymphadora » Tue May 01, 2018 4:26 pm


What a cute kid! Congratulations, Amada (and Rainey)!

You're right, the color/pattern is striking. :)
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Re: Amada kidded this afternoon

Post Number:#5  Unread postby Rainey » Tue May 01, 2018 5:49 pm


Thorn wrote:She's beautiful. What breed(s) are they? Looks like a Nubian,but I'm new to goats..


We have goats for the milk--and cheese we make from it. Our current does are
dora, alpine and Amada, saanen. We don't keep a buck and don't try to raise our own replacement does. We breed one doe each year and milk the other one right through (so we never are reduced to store milk). Usually we breed to a Boer buck because the kids are usually bought for meat. But this fall when we went to the farm where we've gone in recent years to breed to a Boer, they said that buck was having a problem and they had this mixed breed, Nubian crossed with a mixed dairy doe. So the kid is quite a mix--and you're right there is Nubian in there.

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Post Number:#6  Unread postby RandomElf » Tue May 01, 2018 11:58 pm


Such a pretty baby. I have raised saanens for 5 years and have a few nubians. My doe had a buckling about 3 weeks ago and another doe is overdue and ready at any moment. I can't wait for her to kid. I have a grand total of 16 goats but that really sucks when we go to trim hooves or clean stalls.

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