Monday, March 9, 2009

Our First Kid



We are having an exciting day. Eleanor just gave birth to her first kid and I had the good fortune to watch the birth. I wish I'd have had a video camera... it was amazing! Since his mom is a Roosevelt, we decided to name our new buckling Teddy.

We are expecting 10-14 goat kids over the next month or so. We have 8 pregnant does and Cashmere goats often have twins. There are a number of factors that determines if a goat has twins, including genetics, age (first time moms have a higher rate of singles), and nutrition.

The photos on this post are of Grover and Eleanor, the proud parents on the day they conceived, and Eleanor and Teddy, this morning. Teddy is about 1/2 hour old in this photo.

2 comments:

  1. He is gorgeous! Congrats!!!

    Theresa
    Naples, NY

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  2. Thanks! He takes after his dad, Grover, a beautiful long-hair silver buck.

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