Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Lucky is giving good voice today!

Lucky is one of our nanny pygmy goats, she is a little over two years old and her two youngsters this year were her first.

Two very healthy boys born and at 12 weeks old now have headed off to a new home here in North Devon.

The boys will be pets and as such are wethers, which means that they will not grow large ram horns and they won't smell during the rutting season, which can be pretty disgusting.

Poor Lucky though is missing her boys and is shouting out for them, in between munching on her hay. It will take 2-3 days before she will fully realise that they are not coming back, by which time her milk will also be dried up.

Although goats can have two lots of kids per year we don't allow that here at Ashwood Llamas and so she will be put back with the billy this autumn and so more kids to arrive early next year.

In two weeks time, we will be saying goodbye to two more young boys but their mums won't be as upset as we will be keeping their girls.