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Baby Goat Bets Results

Ok everyone, here are the results from the baby goat bets made back in February. Congratulations to mittlebar, jodawi, and dwildchil for correctly guessing at least one of the three questions! (edit:) You three win the mohair thingy (hat or scarf) of your choice of fleece colors -- white, grey (what black fades to) or honey-blonde (what red fades to). Let me know what you'd like to have!

Also, fortryll, meliapet and scherzoid get the super-psychic runners-up congratulations for correctly guessing two of the final answers with Sashimi included. (edit:) Sorry, no prizes awarded, but lots of praise.


The questions were:
Among Goldie, Jessie and Crystal (I'm not counting Sashimi 'cause she won't be kidding for months!),

1. How many living, healthy baby goats? (choose zero through nine)
2. What colors? (choices are white, red, black/grey)
3. What ratio of boys to girls will there be?

And the bonus question: when will the first and last baby be born?


The kids on the ground turned out very differently than expected. Most notably was the delay in Jessie kidding. She looked pregnant back in January. I guess she just got fat really fast...

Crystal kidded on March 7 with twins: a white boy and a grey (call it black) girl.
Goldie kidded on March 27 with a single white boy.
Sashimi kidded on May 6 with a single black girl. (Note that Sashimi kidded out of order from the original post.)
Jessie kidded on May 10 with a single black boy. (Note that Jessie was expected to kid a month or more ago.)

So, the results -- without Sashimi in the count -- are as follows:

1. Correct answer = 4
Correctly answered by: me, jodawi, mittelbar, dwildchil.
With Sashimi added, correctly answered by: fortryll, bratboy, hoppers, meliapet and scherzoid

2. Correct answer = 2 white, 2 black
Correctly answered by: mittelbar.
With Sashimi added, correctly answered by: no one

3. Correct answer = 3 boys to 1 girl
Correctly answered by: jodawi.
With Sashimi added, correctly answered by: fortryll, meliapet and scherzoid.

4. Bonus question of dates, correct answer was March 7 - May 10. Dates in between were March 27 and May 6 (Sashimi).
Both scherzoid and I answered March 7 as the last date.
shadeofnight guessed an ending date of May 1 - the closest to the correct ending date.

The statistics, if you don't want to wade back through the original post:

Me: 4; 1 white, 1 grey, 2 red; 1:1 -- I got question 1 correct.
fortryll: 5; 1 red, 1 white; 2 black/grey; 3:2 boys:girls -- if you count Sashimi, she got question 1 and 3 correct.
bratboy: 5; 3 red, 2 black; 1:4 boys:girls -- if you count Sashimi, he got question 1 correct.
hoppers: 5; 3 red, 2 black; 2:3 boys:girls -- if you count Sashimi, (s)he got question 1 correct.
shadeofnight: 6; 2 white, 2 red, 2 black; 2:4 boys:girls -- no winners.
jodawi: 4; 1 white, 2 red, 1 black; 3:1 boys:girls -- he got quesiton 1 and 3 correct.
mittelbar: 4; 2 white, 2 black; 1:3 boys:girls -- she got question 1 and 2 correct.
dwildchil: 4; 3 white, 1 red; 2:2 -- she got question 1 correct.
melaniesuzanne: 7; all black/grey; 3:4 -- no winners.
meliapet: 5; 2 red, 2 black/grey, 1 white; 3:2 boys:girls -- if you count Sashimi, she got questions 1 and 3 correct.
scherzoid: 5; 1 white, 1 red, 2 black/gray; 3:2 boys:girls -- if you count Sashimi, he got questions 1 and 3 correct.
bbbsg: 6; 2 of each color; 2:4 boys:girls -- no winners.

So if you combine mittlebar and jodawi, you get all three answers as originally posed (without Sashimi).
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