They're getting along pretty well with the other girls. Esmerelda of course is the herd queen and doesn't let the new girls forget it. She came from the same farm. She doesn't bother Shaasta too much but rams poor Staar every time she's in her sights. It's settling down a little bit. Gaabby likes to ride the new girls and give them a jab with her horns if they try to eat 'her' food. Taabitha is her usual non-troublemaking self. She just wants to eat and play and get along with everyone.
The new girls should be bred for February/March kids. Esmerelda should also kid in February. I can't wait!!! The breeder had an 8 week old mini-Mancha. I swear she was less than a foot high and as round as a basketball. I wanted to stick her in my pocket and run. She almost would have fit. Shaasta has Nigerian Dwarf ears, but was bred to a gopher-eared (no ears, just earholes) mini-Mancha buck which means all of her kids will have elf ears(tiny, pointed ears).
Without further ado, let's meet the new girls:
|Shaasta reminds me of a sheep.|
|She has beautiful blue eyes.|
|She has wattles too.|
|Staar is beautiful and has ginormous ears. I'll have to watch her in strong winds.|
|She has kind of frosty polkadots and frosted ears and muzzle. Nubians have always been my favorite goats based on looks(but all of my girls are beautiful).|
|Here's a nice pic of the herd grazing peacefully.|
|Taabitha trying to climb the electric pole to get the nettles that clearly taste better than the ones at ground level.|
|Gaabby grazing. I just love her 'zebra' stripes on her face.|
|Shaasta's baby daddy, Tinker Toy. Notice the lack of ears. If Shaasta has a girl, I think I"m obligated to name her Tinkerbell aren't I?|
|Staar's baby daddy, Firecracker. He's from a good lineage.|