Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Buck Pens

We finally got the girls moved over to their new pens, so the bucks now have 3 pens all for themselves - and for their "dates" in the fall.

Robin is still top stud. Poor guy has been suffering from worms this week, but I think I've got him turned around. There is nothing sadder than a big beautiful buck feeling poorly.

Sam Houston, our Nigerian Dwarf buckling, is about 4 months now. He's a really buckish little guy.

We have two Mini-Nubian bucklings + or - 4 months old. Little John is out of Robin and Chinaberry. I think he was real beginner's luck, cause the more he grows the happier I am with him. We purchased Mordechai as a bottle baby. OK, when people say a bottle baby will be more tame - what they mean is they will stick to you like glue! LOL Mordechai got his name cause he was born near Purim. Mordechai is out of a small ADGA Nubian doe and a Mini-Nubian buck. He's a little taller than Little John, but not big boned at all.
I'm posting 2 pics of Mordechai cause I'm trying to decide how his ears should be characterized. I don't know if they are what is called "3/4 drop" or if they are full dropped and just a little on the short side. They have just always laid differently than Little John and Robin's. But then I've seen some full Nubians who's ears lay differently from Robin's... so maybe there's just some variation in how ears can be set on the head. You pull on Mordechai's ears, and they reach his nose, but as you can see from the last picture - they have the appearance of being shorter.

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