Sherry and Oreo Cookie, Nigerian doelings.
The goats are wonderful to have on the farm. Miniature models of their naughty counterparts, these Pygmy and Nigerian Dwarf goats do not present the same problems. They are too small to climb on vehicles, to short to tear down branches from trees, and not nearly big enough to climb and challenge fences, yet they are packed full of cuteness and fun. Nigerian Dwarf goats are dairy bred and their udders certainly are evidence of this. Compared to the tiny udders of the Pygmy goats, the Nigerians sport rather huge udders and are capable of being milked and supporting kids. By separating the kids at night, then milking first thing in the morning, and letting the kids be with the moms all day, the doe can provide milk for a family and her own kids. Daphne is almost pure Nigerian Dwarf and her daughter Sherry is also close, since her dad was Nigerian with a touch of Pygmy. There are 3 other Nigerian doelings that will be bred this fall to an Angora buck to produce Nygoras. I can only imagine how cute they will be with their fuzzy coloured fiber. There are three does yet to kid. Quite a few of the kids and moms have been sold this year as packages. Tomorrow someone is coming to view one mom and her twin wethers (castrated boys) for pets. Everyone who watches the goats falls in love with them in no time at all. Soon, The Fat Ewe Farm will have a goat playground so they can play and entertain themselves since they love to be up high and to climb and jump. Weezie's twins are not very healthy, but they are receiving their B shots daily and are coming along nicely. Weezie had a skin condition which was treated with a mix of copper sulphate, garlic and oil and she is responding finally and hair is regrowing. Weezie also gets shots and so far has been able to feed her babies herself. Way to go Weezie. I love that goat. The Fat Ewe Farm will be keeping the Nigerian Dwarf does and doelings and Weezie for fall breeding. Next year's crop of little ones will be the cutest ever. Stay tuned!
Fluffy writes daily about the experiences on the farm and with the bed and breakfast patrons.