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Pygmie babies
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Countrymaritimer    Posted 02-14-2003 at 11:46:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello all. My little girl just delivered two babies. It is cold here -25 deg C plus windchill (-35). She had them outside, we seperated her from Billy goat (dad) and then took her and babies into basement in playpen. Babies are nursing, one is black and the other white. My first time, very exciting! I will post pics later.


Ana    Posted 02-14-2003 at 14:41:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Congratulations. Aren't they just the smallest and cutest things you ever saw! Sounds like all is going well too. If you handle those babies a lot, they will be quite tame, and who could resist not loving them? Did you get males or females?


Farmwench    Posted 02-14-2003 at 12:15:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
You will have great fun with them! My buck is very good with babies, gentle, friendly, protective when appropriate. When the boys get a little bigger he'll give 'em what for. Never had a problem with him in the pen with mamas and babies. Hope your's is the same. Good luck!


Renee    Posted 02-15-2003 at 05:07:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Do you milk the pygmie's? Seem like they might be easier to handle. I want to get some goats in the Spring.
We bought a pure bred Sannen once, and the milk was so bitter we couldn't drink it. However, the Sannen is supposed to have the best tasting milk, I'm told.
I'm going to try again, but I want to taste the milk first. I understand the Nubian is supposed to have the richest milk. I'm not sure what breed to buy yet.
Renee


Jim in Michigan    Posted 02-15-2003 at 19:42:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
You dont want pygmies if you plan on milking,,,they are tint and dont produce much,,Nubian,Saanen or Togenburg would be your best choices,,as for bitter milk, it is from the feed,certain things they eat makes the milk taste off,,Jim


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