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Here are some pics of my MIL's new babies. She had 2 give birth yesterday, the first had 2, the second had 3. I got to be there for the second birth, and she didn't have an easy time. The first one came out with her legs bent under her instead of hooves first, and he is the littlest of the 3 (and, in my opinion, the cutest!). I got to clean him off while mommy went to work pushing the other two out. But, they are adorable!!

Here's the littlest one:


Mommy and babies:


Me with the littlest one (pay no attention the the hair!)


Another mom and babies pic. She had 2 white and a nutmeg color, which no one is sure where that color came from!
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So, right now we have 10 regular baby goats, and 2 pygmy babies, with more pygmies on the way. The pygmies are just too cute for words! But, haven't had a chance to get a pic of them yet. They look like little toys and the 2 we have so far are so shy. They are in a separate pen outside and they don't like coming out of their shelter yet.
post #2 of 15
They are so cute
post #3 of 15
o wow i love witnessing the birth of animals, you were very lucky
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by louisa View Post
o wow i love witnessing the birth of animals, you were very lucky
Oh, it was awesome! And, a little gross I've seen a cat give birth, but this is the first big animal I ever watched. And, they just amazed me...within minutes they were on their feet and nursing! It was incredible.
post #5 of 15
Aww they're so adorable.
post #6 of 15
They are lovely. I think goats are fantastic animals and I have always wanted one. Will the little one be all right? Can a momma goat nurse three babies?
post #7 of 15
Just too cute, I just love all animals and babies are just the sweetest.
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They are lovely. I think goats are fantastic animals and I have always wanted one. Will the little one be all right? Can a momma goat nurse three babies?
He should be fine now. He really wasn't sure what to do yesterday when we tried to get him to nurse so we fed him from a bottle, but this morning he was up and nursing full force when my mother-in-law went in to feed. Think he was just a slow starter. Yes, they can nurse 3 babies, they just have to feed in shifts. Most goats will produce more than enough milk. And, apparently triplets aren't uncommon with goats (I didn't know that...I'm learning as I go!). They had a goat kid last week that had 3 too. They've even had as many as four in one birth!
post #9 of 15
Awwww! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures... goats are darlin' little critters.
post #10 of 15
AWWWW goats have always been a favorite of mine These are so sweet
post #11 of 15
Oh they are cute! My boss has goats and her little boy 'shows' them at the state fair every year. They haven't had babies for a few years now though. I think it was last year that Mama (actually her name) miscarried. They said one of the babies didn't look formed right.
post #12 of 15
How cute!! I love baby goats!!
post #13 of 15
they are soo prescious!!! I love little baby goats!!
post #14 of 15
Oh my, how cute are they?!
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Oh they are cute! My boss has goats and her little boy 'shows' them at the state fair every year. They haven't had babies for a few years now though. I think it was last year that Mama (actually her name) miscarried. They said one of the babies didn't look formed right.
My MIL got into goats when DH and his brother and sister were young joined 4H. They had quite a few national champions over the years, both at 4H level and actual breeders level. She doesn't show them anymore though. She just raises them because she loves them, and during the summer, after the kids are weaned, she sells the milk to a local deer rescue. Plus, it's always good to have on hand for any barn kittens.
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