Daphne has a full udder and it appears her babies have dropped. Her vulva is swollen, but she is not due until the 30th of this month, unless that little buckling somehow snuck through the fence and bred her early. The bucks were not put in with the does until the 1st of December, and with a 5 month gestation period, the earliest delivery should not be until April 30th. But, Daphne is showing signs of being ready as is one other doeling, her daughter from 2 years ago. I guess we won't know for certain until the time comes, who the sire was and when the ladies were actually bred. Raven is a tiny buckling from a delivery of twins, Weezie's last babies before she went off to greener pastures in the sky. He would produce lovely babies, but it is hard to believe he would have been big enough to manage even Daphne. The other buck is Angora though, so if the babies are born with lovely curly locks, they will be Nygora or Pygora (Nigerian Dwarf or Pygmy crossed with Angora, which produces lovely spinning fiber). I just hope she is not delivering prematurely, though the babies likely would survive with extra care at this time. Excitement abounds.
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