Goats: Triplets!

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  1. frugal

    frugal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goats: Triplets!

    We're in the middle of kidding and lambing here on the homestead. New life everywhere...[​IMG] Here's some pics of one of our Boer meat goats giving birth...

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    Ramblin' Red Rose
    High percentage Boer Doe


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    Rose has already had her first kid and is working on her second!
    She's pushing hard and with a good strong contraction the water bag starts to emerge.


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    In a matter of seconds the bag pushes out…

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    …and breaks!

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    Rose is pushing with a contraction while her first kid is working on his legs in the corner.

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    A moment later out comes the front feet and head.

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    A little closer!

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    One more good push and kid pops right out.

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    Rose's new kid is now free but still attached to her by it's umbilical cord.

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    We cleared the kids nose so she could freely breath and then Mom took over.

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    It took 2 hours and 45 minutes for the birth of all three.
    They're doing great.



    Here they are yesterday at one week old

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    Beefy...

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    Sunbathing

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    Getting to know one of the lambs.
     
  2. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    So precious. Congrats on all those babies.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That is beautiful!

    She is a gorgeous doe!

    Okay - seriously - what does well cared for and fed goat meat taste like. Some people think it tastes like lamb but I beg to differ as goats do not produce lanolin and that is what effects the taste of lamb meat.

    So goat meat tastes like - (not chicken) - ________________________ .

    I have a small male boer and I am still swaying on the meat thing with goats.
     
  4. Western Chick

    Western Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww...I love them! Nice pictures of the whole process too! When my girls are kind enough to kid when I'm at home I'm always standing by with the camera. I don't care how many times I see it happen, it's exciting every time.

    My last bunch of kids is almost a month old already and I still have a couple weeks before my next group goes, I can't wait. It sure is fun watching them play though!

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  5. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great pics! They are some cute not so little chunks. Kinda remind me of basset hounds
     
  6. Western Chick

    Western Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I always tell people it's a little like lamb crossed with beef.

    It's not as "gamey" as lamb and it has no marbleing whatsoever. If you don't cook it properly it can get stringy or excessively chewy. That's why it's most often prepared as BBQ- slow cooked with lots of spices.

    My favorite is slow-cooked pulled goat meat. It's much like a pulled-pork BBQ but offers a little more flavor than pork. I suppose it would be like if you mixed some lamb in with your pork BBQ.

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    Definately different than most meat we eat.
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Okay then you sold me. Just pop those babies in a fixed rate priority box and I'll get them a bottle ASAP. [​IMG]
     
  8. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    They are so cute they make me wanna [​IMG]
     
  9. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    GREAT photos of a birth! Thanks for sharing!

    I love the solid Boers. And if I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times...there is NOTHING cuter than a baby Boer!

    Congrats!
     
  10. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    GREAT PICTURE!!!!! I have yet to get out there with the camera when our ewes or does go into labor. Usually get out there and the babies are already born... I love the boer goats...our girls wanna get some to show for 4-H this year...Just haven't found any that people are willing to part with at a price I can afford...

    What did you end up with for babies(boy/girl). We had a pygmy doe give birth this year first time mom with twins (boys). then a first time ewe give birth to triplets (2 boys/1 girl)...

    Congrats on the babies...they are adorable.
     

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