Zachary, Zeppoli, and Zilla

I was feeding Vashti when someone came running into the milk room. “Zipporah is having her babies!”

Vashti’s stomach was full enough that I decided she was done for now, so I set her down and grabbed a stack of towels for Zipporah’s birth.

She was in kidding pen A, with half of my family and Jason.

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Zipporah moved quickly, and within minutes we had our first baby – a buckling – on the ground, and we decided to name him Zachary.

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A minute later, his brother Zeppoli was born.goat birth zipporah_3

And several minutes after that, little sister Zilla was born!goat birth zipporah_4

We brought them into the milk room to dry them off, feed them, do their paperwork, and get their collars on. goat birth zipporah_5

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With Zipporah’s two bucklings to one doeling, the bucklings were starting to creep up on the doelings. We always hope for a “doe year” – and our doe year was rapidly becoming less likely!

 

 

 

2015 kid count: 20 doelings, 16 bucklings
2015 doe status (33 total): 14 does kidded, 19 left to go
2 set of quads, 6 sets of triplets, 4 set of twins, 2 singles

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