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Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Beatrice kidded on May 7th, two white bucklings.  No color, so either she doesn't carry the color gene, or it didn't show up in that breeding with my Sable buck, Ike.  It was an easy delivery, much easier than her last two.  She delivered both kids within 10 minutes of each other, after a short noticeable labor, and passed placenta within 1/2 hour.  Because she's CAE+, I gave her Apis during her labor, but it was unnecessary, as she didn't show any signs of congested udder and never has.

After several days of rain and mud, the bucklings got to go outside for the first time.  After a bit of exploration, they settled down in the shade of an outbuilding.  Beatrice hardly noticed their absence, she was so busy chomping down grass.