Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Meet Peekaboo

Peekaboo (ADGA registered: Northern Fork Bog Peekaboo) is the most recent addition to our Nigerian Dwarf herd.  She is a beautiful tricolor doe with frosted ears and muzzle and is quite sweet.  She came to us already bred to Lily Creek Farm JS Bo.  She is due the first two weeks in June and we are very excited to see her kid(s)!  We have our fingers crossed for at least one doeling!

So far, Peekaboo spends her time in the goat pen in her own kidding stall, as our herd queen is a bit ruthless and really like butting the other girls in the side (not good when the one being butted is very pregnant!).  They do get to spend the daytime hours in the pasture together, where Peek has room to get away if she needs to.  I assume they will work it out after Peek has kidded and is in the main pen with the others.

Peekaboo is a sweet doe, but still a bit shy.  She is easy to catch and willingly walks on lead to and from the pasture each morning and night.  Tomorrow, she starts her milk stand training, as we will be milking her as soon as she kids.  She will also be getting her "kidding hair cut/shave" this week so we can keep track of her progress a bit easier (as well as keep her clean after she kids).  Should be interesting to see how she does with the clippers!

Later this week we will start taking udder progress pictures, to see how she grows and changes as those babies get closer!

Northern Fork Bog Peekaboo Pedigree:

Sire: AGS MBF Kimbers Buck O Gunner
       Sire's Sire: AGS Woodhaven Farms Buck Owens
       Sire's Dam: AGS MBF Kimber
Dam: Frasers Eclipse
       Dam's Sire: AGS Tupence Matrix
       Dam's Dam: AGS Foxmeadows Luna

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