Tales from the Goat Birthing Pen!
Bama our F6 Mini Nubian's birthing story
is best described as SURPRISE!
Bama decided she would start dating aka mating without us knowing. I saw her go into heat 1 time. She would flick her tail and strut her stuff. As it turns out, Porter was sneaking over to date her without us knowing that she was in heat.
We knew Porter was slipping through the hay feeder to visit the does despite our best efforts to keep him on the other side of the pasture. However, we didn't know Bama was in heat. We noticed a tiny starter utter and suspected she was pregnant.
This story begins on the evening of March 19th while we were feeding grain. Keep in mind, I thought she has at least 6 weeks to go based on her tiny starter utter that this first freshener was developing. I am in the Boer pasture feeding the goats grain and Farmer Jason screams at me. You can't hear actual words because the does and buckling are also screaming for food. He waves for me to come up to the Mini Nubian pasture. I go running because he doesn't call unless something is off. I make it to the lower pasture gate and here him say, "Bama is having a baby". What? No way! This is not possible, right, right?
Oh it's very possible. She had delivered one baby by the time I get to the goat shelter. After a few minutes I go to get towels to help dry this adorable F6 Moon Spotted Mini Nubian and she begins to push again. Here comes baby number 2, twins, both brown, black and white moon spotted. One is smaller and has a black ear. They are so cute and as a added bonus doelings. This first time goat mom did great. We helped clean them off and got her a birthing suite setup. In all fairness I knew Emilee was pregnant and due soon. I witnessed the breeding. However, I didn't expect Bama, Denver and Daisy to go for another 6 weeks or so. Just for the record this beautifully moon spotted F6 Mini Nubian nanny is a great Mom to her twin doelings. I am so proud of her.
Bama - F5
Mini Nubian Doe
Bama is our beautiful F5 Mini Nubian Doeling. She is my unicorn! She was born on 3/13/19. We raised her as a bottle baby in the house with KC and Ally. She has great milking genetics and beautiful moon spots. As she has matured, her moon spots have lightened up significantly. She is black in color with light brown moon spots and long pendulous frosted ears! Her personality is more reserved and she tends to observe her surroundings more.
Why the name Bama: I already had Denver and KC so it only made since to name her Bama and her sister Ally. After all they are my Alabama Does!