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06-07-2006, 04:54 PM
7:30 PM, June 6.


Whoa! Look at the teats (pronounced "tits") on that one! It can't be long now. She's blowing up like a balloon!

06-07-2006, 04:57 PM
12:40 PM, June 7


An nose and a pair of hooves.







06-07-2006, 04:58 PM
Me thinks this thread needs a nsfw heading...
and congrats on the new addition..

06-07-2006, 04:59 PM








06-07-2006, 05:01 PM






Paul Pless
06-07-2006, 05:04 PM
Dutch revealed.


Leon m
06-07-2006, 05:07 PM
Ya know....those photos don't go well with bean dip and blue chips...ya shoulda warned me.

John B
06-07-2006, 05:10 PM


You're a card Dan.( pushes coffee aside, cancels lunch)

06-07-2006, 05:11 PM
How could you not love goats? That kid will be up to mischief in no time.

06-07-2006, 05:11 PM
Mmmmmm, lamb chops. Have a friend who tells a story about how every Thanksgiving his Dad brought home a pig named "Christmas Dinner." As he explains, it took him and his brothers years to figure out it wasnt the same pig, and why it didnt live with them all year...

06-07-2006, 05:16 PM

Still hadn't figured out which species and gender produces milk.


But she's figured it out now. Or at least her belly is round and her mom's udder isn't quite so round as it was.


Bruce Hooke
06-07-2006, 05:37 PM

Phil Heffernan
06-07-2006, 06:00 PM
Amazing pics, Dan...

Congrats on the new arrival...New equity;)


Joe (SoCal)
06-07-2006, 06:02 PM
Damn there goes dinner :(

Cute lil critter ;)

Tom Montgomery
06-07-2006, 06:11 PM
Cool! What a sweet kid. I like goats. :)
Thanks for sharing, Dan.

06-07-2006, 06:24 PM
Amazing series of photos! Wow! And the new little one is a cutie too.

06-07-2006, 07:11 PM
Fire up the barbie! ;) :D

06-07-2006, 07:39 PM
Hmm. Barbecued goat mozzarella. I think it would melt all over. Maybe barbecued marinated paneer?

I was just out eyeing the two of them. I still think there's some chance of a second kid, but what do I know. This is the first time I've seen a birth live. (Saw a film of a human one in EMT class 21 years back.) I guess I'll know in the morning. She's certainly got enough capacity to feed two of them.

On the other hand (barbecue wise) I've got five sheep. I'm keeping the ram. I'm keeping the two ewes. I've got to have a companion animal for the ram durring the enforced non-breeding season. I've got two wethered ram lambs and a cow. I had been thinking of one of the wethers as the companion, but the ram gets along real well with the cow...


06-07-2006, 07:44 PM
ram cowabunga? :D

06-07-2006, 07:46 PM
If the kid is a male, might as well enjoy him wile he's tender. Very little call for male goats, aside from alternatives to lamas as pack animals.

06-07-2006, 08:03 PM
It's a doe. A girl. Looking at the herd that the mom came from, and at the mom herself (good sized bag, even if she's never been milked), and at the herd the buck came from, this doeling has good dairy potential. I've already offered her back to my friend who owns the buck, to become part of his milking flock.

Regarding "ram cowabunga", I've seen them both try mounting each other, and I don't care, because they're just playing and there's no way he (the ram) can get her (the cow) pregnant. With a goat, he actually could, although chances of it reaching term are nil, and it would only have the effect of taking her out of milk production for a year.


Tom M.
06-07-2006, 08:08 PM
Very little call for male goats, aside from alternatives to lamas as pack animals.

I know a blackberry forest that needs a couple rams for the summer!

06-07-2006, 08:12 PM
:eek: I had no idea that Goats and Sheep were close enough genetically to impregnate each other!

06-07-2006, 08:23 PM
Tom, rams are sheep. You want goats. Male goats are bucks. Castrated males of either specie are wethers. Female goats are does, and female sheep are ewes (pronounced "yous"). Sheep are grazers who will nibble some on trees, but not much. Goats are able to graze, but are browsers by nature, and will, given time, eat down forests. They would eat your himilayan blackberry problem down in an afternoon, then complain that you ran out.

Dave, rams can impregnate does, but it's much more rare for bucks to impregnate ewes. They are very closely related though. Archeologists/Anthropologist who find only long bones (femur, for instance) in dig sites can't tell which species they're looking at. I understand that many southern European flocks/herds get run together, and cross breeding is more common, occasionally even resulting in sexually viable offspring, effectively swapping herd genetics between species. It's just rumor though, and if true, it's still very rare.


Tom M.
06-07-2006, 09:10 PM
yeah. I meant goats. The boy kind. I have a good friend that raises them, and she uses two bucks to combat the blackberrys on the land she lives on. Amazing what they can do!

Les Schuldt
06-07-2006, 11:39 PM
When I was in high school I met a kid that made a small fortune raising pigs and goats, or so I thought. Turns out it was all a misunderstanding.

What he said was, "I've got a hundred sows and bucks". :)

Memphis Mike
06-07-2006, 11:51 PM
Yer gettin a little "wooly" yerself, Dan. Don't you think it might be time for a little trip to town?:eek:


06-08-2006, 02:37 AM
'Male goats are bucks' .

What's a billy goat?

06-08-2006, 06:27 AM
Cute little bugger and amazing photos, if not a little bit on the ruin your breakfast side.;)

But really amazing shots.


06-08-2006, 06:50 AM
I'm with Stiletto. I thought male goats were called "Billy goats" and females were "Nanny goats"...

Art Read
06-08-2006, 07:07 AM
Thank God that males don't have to give birth. It would be a lonely planet.

06-08-2006, 07:47 AM
Billy and Nanny are slang terms. I have no problem with the terms, but some find them a bit gauche.

I don't understand the queezy stomachs. The pigs thougth the placenta was delicious.



06-08-2006, 07:51 AM
which reminds me , i gotta head out

Tom M.
06-08-2006, 08:32 AM
Lookit those piggies. Dan, I have a question. I heard from an unreliable source that one should use pigs to root up the blackberry roots after the goats have done their thing. What do you think?

06-08-2006, 08:37 AM
The reason I got the pigs was to dig out invasive weeds (rhizome grass). They are said to be very good diggers, and I figured I'd give them a try. If motivated, they will dig down a couple of feet. Motivation can be provided in the form of cracked corn, poured down a hole made with a long pry bar. They'll dig out large stumps that way.

I believe it's Indonesia where pigs are traditionally used for garden tillage. Mine are named Toro and Troybilt.


Paul Girouard
06-08-2006, 08:40 AM
Nice photo's Lt. Very interesting , like being back on the farm:)

Pigs a cute to, we should do a "guess thier weight in 6 months contest":D

Another One
06-12-2006, 09:09 AM
Awww . . . very cute, both Caprine and Porcine.

06-12-2006, 11:15 AM
hmmm....deep hole....hot rocks....banana leaves.....pig......24 hours....hot pig......yum.......:D