For five long years we have waited to get a doe kid out of Alex and it has finally happened Tuesday morning! Her first born this year is a darling dark gold DOE kid. Her buckling is super cute too and looks like Neapolitan ice cream. Needless to say the doe kid will be retained. The buckling will be available as a wether once weaned.
Next up to kid are Tanya Tucker (Tide) and Violet (Colby). We are still holding out hope that Emmylou is bred (Colby) but she isn't showing any signs of udder and we should be seeing something by now with a due date in two weeks. Tanya is due July 4th and we aren't sure when Violet is due, we had her written down as due this week, but she doesn't have enough udder development for that.
Colby was new to his job, and many of the does he was suppose to cover were first fresheners. We are hoping that this fall he will be ready to really get the job done for us and we will have lots of Colby babies next spring.