Friday, May 7, 2010
Ethel Merman's doeling
Last weekend we had three does kid in three days. Annie Oakley was first on Friday with triplets. I told you a little about that a couple days ago, and I'll be writing more about it soon, because Linguine is definitely blind. But for today, I thought I should put another little darling in the spotlight.
The birth was quite uneventful. Jonathan went into the barn and heard the squeal of a newborn kid. He looked into the stall and saw this little cutie already wobbling around on unsteady legs. Did I already mention that I hate pen breeding? Instead of having a one-week window, you have a one-month window, and it is so easy to miss a birth. That's why I refuse to pen breed for winter kiddings. Hypothermia is too much of a risk in the middle of winter. When it's warm out, there usually aren't any problems, but then you have a situation like Linguine, and you realize just how fragile the whole process can be. So, we're excited that this little girl made it with no problems. Kudos to Ethel for doing a great job -- and it was her first time!
Now for a name -- Betty Davis? Greta Garbo? There are just so many great names of old movie stars.