Cream Puff(Boer/Lamancha 3 year old), kidded two days ago. She was bred to my Boer buck, same one as last year. Last year she had very nice triplets, the two doelings which I kept and are now bred, and a buckling. The labour started normally and progressed just fine. Two large feet presented themselves and next a nose. I was there to see it all and be sure it went well as it was about 15* in the barn that day. The kid was pushed out up to its ribcage when I noticed something odd coming out beside its chest. It looked like and was....intestines. Next push produced the entire kid. It was a beautiful big doeling with a hole in its side. Its intestines and other guts were spilling out the side. It wasn't a tear, it was simply an area that had never formed. Around one side of it was a little bit hairless, but other than that the edges were smooth and normal looking skin with hair. The slit ran from just under the ribs, down at a slant and right into her little udder area. I stretched her out to see what she looked like and she seemed normal except for that slit and the area around where her guts had slipped between her stomach wall and her hide, which was slightly puffy. She was very much alive and ready to face the world. I put her down immediately. Cream Puff proceeded to produce another beautiful large doeling who is totally normal. Momma and baby are doing great. Any clues as to what caused the first kids problem??