Kidding season has also been keeping me busy. As of this morning, our 2018 kid total is up to 51 with 4 more does due. Thus far, we've had THREE sets of triplets, three singles and the remainder births have been twins - a very successful kidding season.
One set of our triples. They are Nubian X Spanish.
A GREAT story here. As I was walking our heard and checking on babies, I saw this Spanish doe give birth to her second twin, the black one in the forefront. The little brown Lamancha X Spanish on the right side was a triplet from another doe. However, it was the runt and was having a difficult time keeping up with it's mom & siblings. Also, it was not aggressive enough to push one of it's siblings away from mama's teat. While this Spanish doe was cleaning her second twin, the little Lamancha X Spanish runt went over to her and began nursing. This Spanish doe has officially ADOPTED the smallest Lamancha X Spanish triplet! All three kids are growing and thriving.
I'm going out to count goats again ...