~***~TigerLily Trail's 2012 Foaling & Kidding Thread~***~ Another Prego Added Mar,23,2012 with Pics (Page 3 Post #25) FYI I call my place the TigerLily Trail ranch but its not our registered name or anything lol. 2 winters ago I purchased some pygmy & pygmy cross kids & decided that I would like to breed them someday. Now their all grown up & I think they are ready. Me: im in panic mode & they arent even bred yet so yeah. Ive done my research, but feel free to chip in any advice you have from your goat breeding experiences, anytime. I can always use more advice! Obviously both does & the buck, not to mention me, are maidens so im nervous all around. I know pygmies can be prone to problems (try saying that 5 times) so I do have a vet if a C section is necessary. To begin with here is our parent line up (I apologize for the mess in the pics, but the weathers been horrible lately so we havent been able to clean the pens). My buck & the first doe can be registered, but a certain mother of mine "misplaced" the papers & the 3rd doe is mixed. The buck & the 1rst doe both come from the Prairewood Ranch in Edgewood, NM & were bottle raised from 1 & 2 weeks old. Purpose of these breedings is simply to produce pets & possibly show quality goats (if the above mentioned papers can be found). Im also hoping that selling the kids can help with the hay bill a little bit. Unfortunately I do not have mare stare so ill have to keep you updated from my comp (man I need a laptop). Ill try to get as many pics & vids as possible of the does as their pregnancies go along, their kiddings, & the kids up until weaning! My Buck: Tonka, born March, 27, 2009, dark caramel buck. Father is also a dark caramel, mom is an agouti. (His name is actually Tatonka, as in Buffalo, because even as baby he looked like one to me hahaha) My Does Mei: Light Caramel doe w/headspot born March,23, 2009. Father is a white caramel, mom is a red caramel. She is the sweetest of the bunch. She just had a heat, but I do not want her bred till her next heat in mid-late January. Weird thing is that instead of a 3 day heat hers appeared to last around 7-9 days swelling & all . Not to mention she is still swollen. Its going down but I think she is already starting to mess with me . Mei is worse that a dog when it comes to jumping. Whether Im standing up or bending over she is always trying to jump on me . Of course its not so funny when her hooves actually scratch my back . Zoe: Agouti doe w/half belly band born Jan 2009. Last heat was November 16 so she should be cycling again soon.