Tag Archives: buck

Fionn and Everyone Else

10 Jan

I put Fionn with the girls who are already bred.

Ava

Annie (far back), Reva, Joani (laying way back) Victoria (behind), Fionn, Cinnamon (behind him) and a Maisie butt

There’s a couple I’m not sure whether or not the settled, so they are with him too.

Cinnamon

Then he has a couple that he needs to breed.  He loves his job!

I decided to put Penny with him.  She didn’t have a kid last year, but she looks good after the copper capsules, and if she has two, I’ll just make one a bottle kid.

Penny Lou

I also have him with Flower.  She’s never been able to have a kid.  I think she’s a freemartin.

Flower and Fionn

He’s also with the wethers and the llamas.

Buster and Fionn surrounded by Reva, Vinnie, and Victoria

These guys all get to go out to the big pasture.

Fionn should enjoy that.

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An Ice Cold Drink

11 Dec

Zeus decided he was thirsty, so he went to the water hole for a drink.

We’ve been a bit cold though, so he has to just slurp the water off the top of the ice.

He looked pretty silly, but he seemed to enjoy it.

Don’t think he has to find his own water.  He does have a 16-gallon heated tub in the buck room.

Zeus

This seems to be better though.

Settled and Unsettled

15 Nov

It’s been long enough since I mixed the bucks and does for spring break babies that I have a good idea of who will have kids in March and who didn’t settle.

Clover, Wanda and Astra all seem to have settled.

Of the girls that I didn’t see come into heat when they were with the bucks, Bambi and Vinnie have come into heat since then, so I know they aren’t bred.

Vinnie

Daisy, I thought might have been in heat, but she came into heat around the same time as Bambi and Vinnie, so it must have just been lots of hormones and not her.  She couldn’t have come back into heat that soon.

Daisy

Cinnamon might have been in heat around the same time, but she wasn’t obvious, so I’m not sure.

Cinnamon

Sidney and Blaze I’ve not seen in heat, so they are probably bred.

Sidney

I have seen LilyAnn in heat, and that doesn’t surprise me.  I thought she was too far into being heat to get bred when I put her in with Zeus.

LilyAnn

Then there’s Zinnia.  She came into heat right after I put her with Xerxes.  She was bred.  She came back into heat.

Zinnia

I’m a little worried about Xerxes’s low success rate at making babies.  I’m not sure if it’s him or the lack of copper in the girls.  Yes, it can cause fertility problems.

Xerxes

We’ll have to see what happens with the girls I give him for June babies.  Otherwise, I might have to rethink keeping him forever as a replacement for when Fionn is gone.