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And We’re Off

7 Jun

The rat race of June kidding has begun!  I had no more than done yesterday’s post in the morning and scheduled it for the afternoon than Zinnia sprang into action.

Zinnia and kids

I swear, it was only an hour before I went back out and she had two kids with her.

They were both doing really well, and they were quickly nursing.

That’s just the way I like to do it.

June Due Dates

31 May

With the first day of June rapidly approaching, I thought I’d share who’s due and when.  I have two first time, true yearlings kidding: Onyx and Tansy.

Onyx

Of course, I have no idea when either of them is due. That just makes it more fun!

Tansy

I do have due dates for everyone else.  Joani is due June 8th.

Joani

Zinnia is due the next day.

Zinnia

Then there’s a break.  Both Moira and Sidney are due June 23rd.

Moira is my last first-timer

Sidney

Hilda and Cupid will finish this year’s kidding.

Cupid

They are both due on June 27th.

Hilda

It’s going to be a long month.

Predictions for June

5 May

I’m ready to make my predictions of who is and who is not going to have kids.

2TC

I already decided Antigone, Trace and 2TC were not going to have babies, and I’m sticking with that.

Trace on the right with sister Bubbles to the left

Joani is bred.  I copped a quick feel of the udder, and she is making one.

Joani with Cinnamon and Aurora behind

Sidney is bred.  I haven’t checked her udder to be 100% sure, but she is round and I assume she’s bred.

Sidney

Zinnia is looking huge.  I assume she’s bred because that’s a lot of belly for a slim dairy goat.

Zinnia

Moira is making an udder.  She is my first timer as a two year old.

Moira

Then there’s my true yearling, Onyx.  I already called her bred, and she’s really making an udder.  She comes from two really good milking lines, and I hope she’ll let me milk her.

Onyx

I assumed Hilda was bred.  She’s looking awfully round, but I’m not crazy enough to try to check her udder.

Hilda

Then there’s Cupid.  I couldn’t feel her udder last time I checked, but she’s getting round, and now I can tell she’s just starting to make an udder. She’ll be about the last one due.

Cupid (with daughter Tansy behind her)

I finally caught Tansy eating and snuck a quick feel.  She’s making an udder.  She’s  going to also have Freddie kids.

Tansy

I’m hoping for smooth kidding in June!