One of the most exciting (and busy!) times of year at Left Foot Farm is kidding season. This time is quickly approaching on our farm! We have many does who are expected to kid (have babies) between January-March 2016. We hope you will feel a part of this life-giving, adorable experience by continuing to check back with our blog and Facebook page these next few months for updates on our mamas and their babies!
We would love for you to meet two of our pregnant does, Dallas and Bunny, who we plan on following throughout their entire pregnancy. Dallas is one of our sweet Nigerian Dwarf goats born May 1, 2012. Nigerians are known for their small stature, their gentle, friendly personalities, and their incredibly delicious milk! Nigerian milk has a very high butterfat, which makes our milk taste sweet and creamy. When at the farm, it’s hard to miss Dallas with her beautiful chocolate-brown coloring and striking blue eyes. Dallas’ belly has been expanding quickly the last few months, and we can’t wait to see how many babies she will have! Typically, goats birth between 1-4 babies. This will be Dallas’ third time kidding.
We also want you to meet Bunny! She is one of our Ligerian does, a mix of the Nigerian Dwarf and LaMancha breeds. She was born June 17, 2014 and is a huge sweetheart. Aptly named Bunny (how cute is that?!), her sweet personality matches her equally adorable features. People often notice the teeny-tiny ears of the LaMancha breed when at the farm. The breed is also known for their large milk production and high percentage of butterfat. This will be Bunny’s first time kidding and we are so excited to meet her babies! As a first freshener (a first-time mother), it is often common for a goat mama to have only one baby.
Please check back soon for more pregnancy/birthing updates! Thanks for being interested in our sweet goats!