Finally. We have been waiting for nine weeks to bring our doelings home. It is best to let them nurse for at least eight weeks.
Our dear friend Bryn is giving us these precious girls. Two were born to her Nigerian Dwarf doe named Pippa and one was born to another doe named Peach (she is all white like our Halle). The baby daddy is Calvin who is one of her three bucks that we board.
Here are the new additions to Salt Creek. The official colorings are: white and frosted black with black boots (front left), black with white, frosted ears and nose (center back) and gray with white, frosted ears and nose (front right)
Bryn has done a fabulous job of socializing them. They do not shy away from people at all.
Here is the birthday boy with one of them. We are letting Nicholas name this one. He is thinking about “Boing Boing” for this one because she literally jumps all over the place.
They really like being with people.
Such precious girls.
They feel free to climb all over you. I’m sure I will have tiny little hoof size bruises on my legs.
They will also chew on anything hanging. Good thing we all have short hair.
This one could easily be called “Curious Georgie”
Speaking of curious, Brown Sugar was wondering about the new neighbors.
Halle’s response was very different. She would look through and when one came close she would try to head butt it. Since the wall was there she ended up butting the boards. I couldn’t get a picture of it because when I went into their stall she wanted scratching and temporarily forgot about the newbies.
Speaking of head butting. Within minutes of birth they are jumping and within days are head butting.
We have them in a separate stall to give everyone time to get used to each other. We decided to let them out into the outdoor pen and see how they all acted together. The doelings loved the area.
Enjoying a pine branch.
Halle and Brown Sugar seemed perplexed about these strangers in their area.
We are happy with our new additions to our family here on the farm.
Enjoy the day,
PS: We thought it would be good to check on the doelings before bed the first night. All of us went out to the barn at 9:30 and low and behold the girl that we will most likely call Boing Boing had jumped the four foot high wall that separates the babies from Halle and Brown Sugar. She was hunkered down under the bench just crying away. We moved her back into the baby stall and hope that she didn’t enjoy it and won’t do it again.
The next day she jumped over the stall gate and was wondering around inside the barn. She also managed to squeeze out the cow panel fencing surrounding the outside pen and chase after Joshua. I’m re-thinking her name. Leaning towards “Problem Kid”.