But the adults were stronger although they were deficient. Dory's coat was copper coloured and should have been black.Matty was not in as bad of shape. She is older, the grandmother of Dory as a matter of fact, but she has had a harder time gaining ground becuase of her age. It has taken an entire year and a lot of dedication to help these girls recover. Finally, Dory's coat is returning to her normal colour and the fishtails they had are growing hair again, both signs of recovery. Matty still has more needs, but they are out on bush forage for the rest of the summer and should be able to acquire the missing nutrients they neec.
My aim is to breed them in the fall if they have recovered fully and to have two milk goats next year. They are trained to milk and will stand with no problem. Matty, the grandmother is much better than Dory, having had several years more practice. I love these goats and have worked hard to get them back to health. And they love me too.