Found new babies this morning when I went out to milk and do chores. Heavenly had triplets!!! One was dead when I found it and unfortunately, it was a doe. She has a buck and a doe surviving and both seem fine. Beetaloo is showing a lot of interest in the babies and I expect she’ll deliver her babies soon. She normally has triplets and she looks big enough to be carrying three babies.
Heavenly is an Oberhasli doe and the buck I used is an Alpine. I was wondering what color the babies would be: if the Oberhasli bay coloring would be dominant like white is for Saanens (I bred one Alpine doe to a Saanen buck last year and both of her babies are white, even though she’s very dark brown [chamoisee is the technical color]). The babies are both colored like the buck and look like Alpines. Next year, I may breed the two Oberhasli does to an Oberhasli buck, but we’ll see how that goes.
Interestingly, Gwen’s milk production was up a bit from yesterday. Could that be because I am stressing less about getting her bred?
Until later …