I had several requests this year for me to record a kidding for those that are anticipating their first kidding. So here is an 8 1/2 minute video of Confetti kidding with twins. It is obviously condensed, but give a pretty good idea of what a hands off kidding looks like. The only intervention was to make sure the babies noses were cleared.
We were expecting Confetti to kid in late June or early July, however she apparently decided to pick the buck herself and she isn't planning on sharing who the daddy is of the twins she blessed us with this evening. So we will be doing DNA testing to determine, which of our three bucks is the daddy.
The first born is a mostly black girl with some white frosting and a few white spots. Her younger brother is a very flashy white and black boy. Too early to tell if either of them are polled, but the hair patterns make us hopefull that they are.
The buckling is already spoken for and we haven't decided yet if we are going to retain the doeling. Have to wait for DNA tests and for the babies to have time to recover from their cramped quarters.
Jane is a wife, mother, critter-wrangler and works full-time off the farm as well.