Introducing Merlin!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by helmstead, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Emma kidded at 10:30 this morning with a gorgeous buckling.

    She went into labor, and as soon as her water broke I knew we were in trouble. This kid is HUGE. She couldn't even present his feet, altho he was presented correctly. I had to go in, pull out his legs, then use a pulling cord to catch his head. It took two of us to get him out. Two stuck kids in a row. Singletons...argh! We got him out, he was somewhat stressed for the first 10 minutes but pulled around. She is really tired, but has fully recovered already.

    Anyway, this little (big) guy is already bouncing all over the barn and is SO friendly! He's a roan buckskin, just like mom YAY with brown eyes and some white.

    He will be retained. Ben couldn't be happier...

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  2. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    Dang you have quite a few babies on the ground now !
    congrats !
     
  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Congrats! He is so CUTE!
    I hae question, what would you call his coloring? I have two pygmies that are that color but without the brown.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, isn't he adorable! Babies are a-popping at your house, Kate![​IMG]
     
  5. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute babies I have some nig. dwarfs that will be having some soon.
     
  6. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
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    Wow, he is beautiful!
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    He was born TODAY??? Geez! What a moose!
     
  8. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    WOW he is a big boy! his color is beauitful what are his eyes like? Good decision retaining him.

    Henry
     
  9. Aneesa's Muse

    Aneesa's Muse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe this one is my favorite of them all, so far! He is just absolutely chunkabutt and gorgeous!! I love his coat!! He's a keeper.. that's for sure! [​IMG]

    I'm glad Mom recovered quickly.. they are lucky to have you there with them! [​IMG]


    Now, I wonder if hubby will understand that I need to go back to GA real soon ..we were just there last week! ...cuz I forgot someon.. err, something! [​IMG]
     

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