She was tired and just fell asleep like this. So cute!!!
The young Pygmy goat, bred to a Nigerian buck, had a little tiny baby today, a little girl. As with most Pygmy babies, she was up and on her feet in minutes. Her mother, a first timer, had her cleaned off and nursing very quickly and although she has sectioned herself off from the rest of the animals, she is keeping a watchful eye for those coming too close. One of the things I love about Pygmies, is their excellent mothering skills, even first time mothers. This little doeling will have long hair like her father and will be bred to an Angora buck next year to produce a Pygora, Pygmy/Angora cross. The fiber is curly and coloured and sought after by hand spinners. Isn't she a delight?
Fluffy writes daily about the experiences on the farm and with the bed and breakfast patrons.