Betty Buttercup had girl/boy twins today. I thought she only had a single because she was so tiny. You would have hardly realized she was even pregnant before about 2 weeks ago. I would have doubted it if I didn't have a positive test on her.
First she delivered an enormous girl. This little girl is bigger than Onyx's kids- and those kids were born 4 days ago. She needed a little help getting her out.
After seeing how huge the doeling was, I figured that was it. But BC started pushing again and out came a little Magnum look-alike buckling.
She was very attentive to the little girl but wanted little to do with the boy. I made sure that they both nursed and then came back in the house to have breakfast at 1pm.
When I went back out an hour later, I found that she wants nothing to do with either. They were both up and hungry and chasing her around the stall on their little wobbly legs. She was running from them. I gave her a bucket of sweet feed and she reluctantly let them each nurse for a little bit. I really hope she accepts them. Any suggestions?
I named them Lichen Lilac, "Lulu" and Magnus Vulcan, "Vee". Lulu will be staying with us at HHF. If Buttercup doesn't prove to be a better mama, she may find herself a new home next fall.
I need to get some pictures of all the bouncy kids. They're too cute! I have 2 Alpine Bucklings, 1 Alpine Doeling, 2 Minimancha Doelings, and 2 Lamancha Bucklings that need new homes. All are registered.
Stay warm tonight. The wind is howling out there. I just lit the woodstove and it down-drafted until I could get the door closed. Hope the fruit trees do alright.