After have gotten up once during the night already I lay in bed half awake trying to decide whether I should get up yet again. Her bleats were a steady rhythm, could be a mama calling for her baby, I thought to myself. As I faded in and out of sleep I realized they were growing more intense with panic (and pain).
I decided I need to roll out of bed and go see what was up with who. We have many first timers so I really like to try to be there in case something goes wrong, but then even seasoned mammas can have issues so …. ya I don’t go very far very long when I know I have does ready to blow!
By the time I got out & into the barn Streak was in the birthing corner with her first half out. My god he was HUGE! I knew she had another and no sooner than she licked his face a matter of 10 times, out slipped the other smaller kid, a doeling.
These Nigerians are quick to spit! I am used to a 5 to 30 minute in-between, but not these girls. It’s wham bam!
So I had to tend to the doe while she favored her first-born, buck. That was okay I didn’t mind. As soon as I knew he was done enough I (gently) pushed him aside while at the same time sckootching in the doe, slick as a whistle she cleaned her up.
Guinness thought she had to get in on the action and jumped on poor Streak (like she had her mama in the pictures here) so I had to get after her.
This buck kid looks so much like his daddy. The doe looks more like Streak only black frosted streaks. Both are healthy (near’s I can tell) eating and moving about.
Here is a look at them & I will upload the cutest video to my Facebook page of them soon, so look for it!