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I just wanted to say hello, and introduce myself. I'm Wendy Lee and I live in Philadelphia, TN. We're about 20 minutes south of Knoxville. Currently we have mostly Nubian (American and Purebred) and one 100% SA Boer buck.

This morning our herd was increased by 2! I went out to get my two does that are still milking and the one doe that I was expecting to kid on the 3rd (and didn't kid then proving that even if you see the buck mounting a doe it doesn't prove anything) come up looking like she'd lost about 25 pounds and knew she'd kidded. I rushed in and looked in the loafing shed and there were two beautiful little kids! :) A perfect delivery; she took care of everything! They were already clean and dry and standing up and apparently they'd nursed and everything. Even now, after I've moved them into the kidding shed I had set up (and intended for her to kid in) they're already up and wandering around outside the shed! I can't believe it! In the past, the kids don't usually leave the shelter until they're at least a couple days old! As for Delphine, the doe, it's strange to see an udder on her, as she's a two-year-old that didn't get bred last year (useless freeloader, as we like to call her) because, being new to goats I didn't know that yearlings will not always show heat and didn't just put her in with the buck to get her bred. I was afraid she wouldn't form a nice udder, but it looks like it's going to be a nice one. :)

Anyway, here are our first two kids of our kidding season. She had a buck and a doe. The buck will be wethered (most likely) and we'll keep the doe to help increase our meat herd. My daughter has already picked out a name for her: Ripley (from Ripple, because of her curly haircoat).
 

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Oooohhh. They are lovely. Congrats. That last photo is so precious.

...I think we're going to have a "useless freeloader" this year...sigh.
 
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Hello and welcome to the board. I'm sure it will become your *second* home (I know I *LIVE* here more then anywhere else in the cyberworld) .... cute kids. We are anxiously awaiting the goat stork ourselves. We are about to welcome to the world (she's in light labor at this time) our first ever NON- purebred nubian kids. Mom's nubian, but dad is Coso's really nice Lamancha buck... can't wait for wee 'ittle elf ears!...
again, welcome and thanks for sharing
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Welcome Wendy Lee.

Lovely kids... they are so much fun.
 

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Welcome to the forum! And congratulations on those two little cuties!
 

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Welcome and hello! Such nice goats :D Don't you just hate making those pretty clean white Boer babies all yellow and dirty when you dip their navels? Good job!
 

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Hello Wendy Lee, and welcome! Congratulations on the beautiful babies!
 

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:welcome Wendy. Know your gunna love it here. Love those babies. Congrats. :handclap

Wendy
 

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:woohoo new babies. congrats.

Welcome to the forum.

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Hi, and welcome from another newbie! Congratulations on your new additions!
 

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Wendy - welcome to the forum and congrats on your new kids ! and Delphine has lovely markings - I like her 'socks'.
 

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Hi Wendy! Welcome to the forum and congratulations on those very cute kids! Yea, iodine on white coats.. pretty much ruins blue jeans as well :)
 
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