Finally abound 11:30 this morning she started hard labor. But after nearly 30 minutes of pushing she didn't seem to be making much progress. I put a finger in to feel around and found the kid was very large and turned sideways. I had to turn him and work his head out. That is the most assisting I have ever had to do at a birth and finally shortly after noon Liberty birthed a single buck kid who weighed 4.5lbs. (2-3 pounds is average). At that size its no wonder he was having a hard time making it out!
Liberty is a great mom, talking to him and constantly licking him. And while she didn't want her udder touched prior to birth, she stood perfectly still while I guided him to the teat for his first meal. He has now found his feet and nursed several times on his own.
He doesn't have a name yet, but since his dam's name is Liberty we plan to give him a patriotic name.