a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks

Goat annual vet-visit, now with kidding predictions!

The vet has come and gone, having given everyone their CD&T and rabies shots for the year, blessed most of my goats as healthy, and given his considered opinion on some lingering foot issues on the rest.

He also brought the neat portable sonogram, so to the best of his veterinary magic, we have the following :
Anna - twins (Yay!)
Dahlia - single (Yay-ish. She's done both single and twins and is fine with either one.)
Mona - twins (Boo! She only has one functioning teat. This is not going to be fun.)
Alys - twins (Boo. Last time she twinned Berry and a DOA.)
Talla - twins (Cautious yay? I don't have enough data.)
Sashimi - twins (booo... well, ok, this might not be my problem if the lady who wants her actually buys her before February.)
Jessie - Well, Jessie looks kinda like she ate a hippo for lunch, so we didn't sonogram her. We just waved our hands over her and pronounced "twins."

Knowing that this will be completely wrong when the time comes to prove it, I'm also writing down the order of likely kidding. According to who looks the most cooked, the starting lineup is: Jessie, Anna, Mona, Dahlia (?), Alys, Talla, Sashimi. And the vet warned me to start looking for the twinners to go off as early as ten days earlier than mathematically projected, which means January 23 rather than February 2nd. Also, that puts Dahlia's location in the lineup even more up in the air.
Tags: angoras, breeding, kids, vet_visits

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