Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cleo's babies

Cleo is actually Maly's Cleopatra, which means she was born in Margaret's herd. But with Margaret going off to college next year, she sold me all of her goats, which means lovely Cleo is mine. She is an absolute joy to milk, so when Margaret decided she didn't want goats any longer, I had to buy her. Now I don't need as many goats as I have already, so I said I was going to sell all the kids born this year. I have such a hard time parting with goats that have already become my friends, I figured the only way I'll ever reduce my herd size is if I just don't keep any kids for a couple of years. That's easy to say, but it is another thing entirely to actually carry through with it! This is Cleo's little buckling, and I think he's polled. You can usually feel buck's horn buds when they're born, and since I'm not feeling any, he is probably polled, but we'll need to keep checking every day for at least a week.

Now, how can I sell this adorable little girl with the cute white capri pants? She might be polled too, but it takes longer to figure out with girls, since they aren't usually born with pokey horn buds like bucklings. If she is polled and has these cute pants -- oh!

Now I need names -- any ideas? Cleo's theme is Ancient Egypt.

6 comments:

Brianne said...

What about Satiah for the little girl? "Daughter of the Moon", Satiah was an Ancient Egyptian queen, the Great Royal Wife of Thutmose III. As for the little buckling, Rameses seems fitting... Just a thought. SO cute, though, no matter what you name them!

Nancy K. said...

I'm thinking you should keep them all....


;-)

Sharrie said...

The Capri pants are awesome. How could you sell her? I'm with Nancy.

Tifany said...

I wish I lived closer to you, beautiful babies. We are pondering the idea of a milk goat. Just not enough time right now, unfortunately!

Mom L said...

They are beautiful!!! I'm not familiar with the name Satiah, but it's lovely. And I especially like Rameses for your buckling. Cleo did a great job.

Nancy in Atlanta

Janine Joi said...

dunno what polled means. janine

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