Alexis Kidded! Twin Doelings! Pictures & Video

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by greenfamilyfarms, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Alexis, our traditional fullblood Boer doe, gave birth to twin doelings this morning! [​IMG]

    I'm SUPER excited both of these are girls! She had twin girls last year, so this was a great surprise!

    I went out around 8 this morning and told her I was going to go buy my books I need for my classes (which is an hour drive one way). Of course, today is rainy and cold.

    After I went in the house, I declare she went to pushing. I could hear her inside the house, so I ran back out just in time to see her water break and watch the babies being born. That was the coolest experience ever! She had the first one laying down and the first one standing up. Of course, the second one came a lot faster than the first, but the whole birth didn't last more than 15 mins.

    The first girl is having a little trouble getting on her feet, but after a dose of Vitamin B Complex, she's getting up and at it. The second girl is a fireball - as soon as she hit the ground, she was trying to get up and was sucking.

    She's a great mama. She's talking to them and hasn't stopped licking. She used her nose to help them get up and lifts her leg when they start to nurse.

    Oh and, boy, do I stink!

    Name suggestions considered. [​IMG]

    Alexis in August 2010:

    Alexis yesterday afternoon showing pre-labor signs.

    Doeling #1

    Doeling #2

    With Mama:

    Click to view short video:
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    So sweet! [​IMG]
  3. MomtoSyd&Emma

    MomtoSyd&Emma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2009
    Southern VA
    hmm names

    Precious, Darling lol

    I dont know, I am not sure what types of names you like, do you like "pet" names or more people sounding names?
  4. glenolam

    glenolam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    Canterbury, CT


    Are you keeping the doelings? If so, it might be fun to keep them with a name close to their momma - like Azurie, Angelica, Aubrie, Anna....
  5. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    So cute! Glad momma looks good.
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    They are so cute! Congratulations!
  7. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2010
    north of eternity
    [​IMG] [​IMG] Wow, now THAT's cuteness overload! They're precious, and what beautiful pics. Congratulations!
  8. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Cuteness!!! [​IMG]
  9. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Aw!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    So, they have names!

    Doeling #1 will be GFF1 Alexis' Aurora
    Doeling #2 will be GFF1 Alexis' Andromeda

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