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#1 Miniv

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 01:03 PM

We have foals (3) so far.....expecting a couple more before summer is over.....BUT, we have OTHER babies too!

 

Thought it would be fun to find out about what everyone has/raises/breeds other than horses......

 

This past month has been busy with babies......Four Chickens and Nine Ducklings hatched...... Four Guinea Piglets born two days ago... and last night we had Holland Lop Rabbit Kits born!

 

Three chicks are Cochin/Austrolorp crosses and one is a Cochin/Lavender Americauna cross (the latter we are keeping).

The Ducklings are domestic Mallards and 7 are already sold and we are keeping two.

The Guinea Piglets were a MISTAKE and we are selling. My daughter thought she bought 2 males from Petco as pets......Oops. (They are cute!)

The Bunnies.......2 dead, but we have 2 alive. We'll be selling or giving them to 4-H-ers as that used to be an important part of our lives when the daughter was in middle school and high school. The Holland Lop parents are still young and I'm encouraging the daughter to let them go too. That will only leave us with 2 senior Satin rabbits that she showed and I am fond of....so they'll stay as pets until they die of old age.

 

Of course we also have our cats and dogs, but they are ALL "fixed" and were rescued/adopted.

 

Yep....we have Farm! LOL.....

 

 


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 02:34 PM

Ooh I love hearing about what else everybody raises! So far, we had two litters of kits born to our new Zealand rabbits. We've hatched about 30 rouen ducklings and 40 golden pheasant chicks. Pea chicks will hopefully hatch soon as long as I set the incubator up correctly. A few holstein calves have arrived and two belted galloways. Now, we're just waiting for the sheep to lamb out, then we'll be done babying it for a bit lol. Oh, and there are 4 baby raccoons in the ceiling above my grooming bay...they're cute as heck but need to go.
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Posted 05 June 2017 - 03:09 PM

We are waiting on one last Miniature foal. Have a Lamancha and Nubian due any day, bred to a spotted Boer.
Have three litters of rabbits. Seven pedigreed Rexes and six American Blue New Zealand crosses.
Also have a hen setting on five eggs. Rooster is a Frizzle. We will see if they hatch in another couple weeks.
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Posted 05 June 2017 - 03:38 PM

Besides our Angus calves, the only babies here are a couple litters of barn kittens from the barn cats that haven't made it to the low cost clinic yet (I'm about 3/4 the way through the barn cats, but have to haul 65 miles, only have so many kennels and the clinic is only once a year, or less frequent).
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Posted 06 June 2017 - 05:21 PM

Amysue - You must have your hands full with those pheasants and ducklings!  And Belted Galloways?  Aren't those the ones that my daughter would call "oreo cows"? LOL.

 

Magic Marker - My now grown foster daughter is into the goats.....They are SO CUTE as babies, but we've decided we have enough critters.....She always seems to have at least one bottle baby and brings it with her when she visits.  (We actually owned a few over the years, but never bred.)

 

Chanda - Don't envy your barn kitty situation. When we first moved here 12 years ago the previous owner had had a "cattery" and she just left a bunch of cats behind running loose! (I think it was a kitty version of a puppy mill.)  Fortunately one of the regional shelters felt sorry for us and loaned us live traps and allowed us to turn them over to them for only $5 each!  I doubt they would do that anymore......


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 08:25 PM

Chanda - Don't envy your barn kitty situation. When we first moved here 12 years ago the previous owner had had a "cattery" and she just left a bunch of cats behind running loose! (I think it was a kitty version of a puppy mill.)  Fortunately one of the regional shelters felt sorry for us and loaned us live traps and allowed us to turn them over to them for only $5 each!  I doubt they would do that anymore......


We'd have fewer cats if the country wasn't a dumping ground. Found a cat on the side of the road in January one year; we bought a piece of property, and the guy left his house cat when he left; and then we tried to rent that house for a year, and the renters left their 13 cats behind (4 young adults and their 9 kittens - got 3/4 of them rehomed, but still had a few left here).
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 12:14 PM

Well our Nubian surprised us with triplets. She didnt look very big so was surprised to have her have three. She wants nothing to do with them. We have to tie her up along with both back legs. She was a bottle baby herself so with research, learned it may take the mom longer to accept them.
She had a small light brown doeling, we named Lucy. The larger, darker doeling is Jackie. The red moonspotted buckling is Moonshadow.
The other doe looks like she will deliver today. We took the does from the buck on Jan 16 so she will be 155 days yesterday.
Also got 15 Americana chicks, a lamancha doeling, and a purebred Bullmastiff puppy at the monthly auction. We didn't get his papers because he was sold so cheap. He usually sells his puppies for $800. The puppy is disqualified for showing because of white on his paws and tail. Bullmastiffs can only have a small amount of white on their chest. His name is Beau and is in the yard with the goats and chickens. He was raised with chickens and was born on April 24.
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Posted 13 June 2017 - 12:19 PM

Here's pictures of the puppy and goats. No picture of the doeling or chicks.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:05 PM

Cute babies!  We don't have baby anything this year.  Did find 4 adorable kittens under our leanto.  They had their eyes open but weren't crawling yet.  Mom is feral.  The kitties looked like they needed to be housecats--pretty markings, plump and healthy looking.  We put them in a trap and hoped to catch mom, so we could find homes for them, but she got every kitten out of the trap without setting it off.  Don't know where she moved them, but doubt they will last very long out there. We have a new predatory visitor lately--a gray fox.


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 12:16 PM

Our Lamancha had twins this morning. One elf eared buck and a eared buckling. Made my roommate mad because the doe is getting up their in age and she wanted does. Two years ago she had twin does by the same buck. Needless to say, the two bucklings will be sold.
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