Monday, April 12, 2010

Scandal's twin doelings

Last Tuesday, I was doing a Homesteading 101 lecture at a community college, and I knew Scandal was going to kid. I explained to her that she needed to hurry up, but she just sat there chewing her cud, looking completely unconcerned.

And I was right. She gave birth in the middle of my class. Jonathan was home and took care of everything. It was an uneventful birth, and Scandal delivered two of the flashiest does ever born on this farm. We just love looking at them!

Unfortunately, this little girl wouldn't turn around and show off her other side for the camera. As sad as it is, I'm thinking I need to sell both of these. I've already decided to keep four of the does that have been born, which is too many! These little girls have quite the pedigree with two master champion parents and a dam that has earned her one-day and 305-day milk stars. They'll be $550 each.


Michelle said...

They have superhero masks on their faces - how cool!

Anonymous said...

They are the cutest Deborah! If only they were in the Snow White line, I'd snatch one! :) I love the coloring! Where do they get the coloring from? Isn't Scandal a soild color?

Anyways, they are very cute!

Chef E said...

Ohhhhhhh, I want one, if only hubby would give into my whims.

Hey what variety give good milk for goat cheese :) yep only a question a chef would ask, lol!

Deborah @ Antiquity Oaks said...

Excellent observation, Michelle!

Yes WG4, Scandal is a plain ol' chocolate. She does have one moonspot that hides sometimes, so she has the genetics to throw some interesting colors.

Deborah @ Antiquity Oaks said...

Chef E, Nigerian dwarves make the best goat cheese, which is why I have them. We're not really into drinking milk. Standard size dairy goats have 3-4% butterfat, but Nigerians run 6-7% butterfat, so their cheese yield is about twice what you get from standard goats, and everyone oohs and aahs over the flavor of the cheese. No goaty taste either.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a wonderful day of learning about goats this past Sat. Daniel and I had a great time and learned a lot. I have been rattling off all the info to Anna for the past three days. Blessings. (from Abiga/Karen)


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