Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Candy Cane

Candy freshened a week and a half ago with twins, a buck and a doe, out of Nosey.  These are 3rd generation Mini Nubians.  We've been calling the buckling Teddy, and the doeling Skittle.  It is going to be very hard to get me to sell a doeling.  I actually prefer to sell first fresheners after they freshen, so I can see their udders and production.  I really enjoy watching the babies grow.  Candy is giving me just over a pound right now in addition to feeding these two rapidly growing kids.  I estimate she is producing 3 lbs right now.  Her milk appears to be very high in butterfat.  I can't wait to get a test run on it to know the actual percentage.  Here are photos of Candy's udder (a week past freshening) and her babies (newborn and week old photos):

Newborn Teddy
Week Old Teddy
I strongly suspect those black strips will be very black in the winter.  Nosey has a black under coat that comes out in the winter and shed in the summer leaving him mostly brown.

Newborn Skittle
Week Old Skittle

Bucking for Herd Queen - look at all that daylight between the front legs - nice!

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