Daisy had a beautiful, blue-eyed buckling late yesterday. Sadly, there was also a little DOA doeling right behind him. She was very tiny and underdeveloped. We brought Daisy in from another farm when she was very far along in her pregnancy - she was sold due to excessive bullying, so we were wondering if her kids would all be ok. I guess we will never know if ramming killed her, but it looks like she's been dead quite awhile. The little buckling, who we've now named Sorrel, is a big boy, and was VERY stuck coming out since Daisy is so petite - we had to work for a bit to get him pulled out! He was right on his feet and up nursing though immediately, and is a beautiful, strapping boy! Daisy is such a happy, absolutely wonderful mama and just LOVES her boy! It's so nice to see a FF take so easily to motherhood. He did GREAT his first night and is such a docile little guy. :-) More photos soon!
Well, it's 2-2-22 and Groundhog Day AND Butters had QUINTS - 4 does & a buck!!! We were out there 7.5hrs from the start of labor to the end today. Unbelievable. I've never seen anything like it! They all came out backwards or butt first. Three little doelings first, then a big buckling, and last a big doeling (who was sadly DOA on arrival as she was butt first and her massive head was lodged in the birth canal - tried to resuscitate unsuccessfully). She took SO much time between each one, so it took forever! The other four are doing well. One little doeling was full of mucus and water and it was touch as go for a bit, but got her up and doing well. All are nursing and Butters is SO PROUD of them! :-) She did really, really great considering how terrible it was. We will be getting better photos up soon, and praying that all her kids continue to do well! Names TBD!