Nelly Kidded 2 days ago, in the evening. Two Buck kids. We were very happy to see two boys come into the world from this ill-fated breeding. Boys we can make a 100% guarantee that they will not be used for breeding simply by making wethers out of them.
This mornings food for thought: Nelly's two new boys are slower to stand, they are not as strong as all of the other kids we have had born in the last week. They flail around at the teat, only half trying to nurse until someone intervenes to help them. Nelly had the exact same diet as all of our other does. The only difference between these kids and our others- Genetics. It makes me wonder about their status. Are they affected Kids already failing to thrive?
We won't be testing the boys, as there is no real reason to blood test a wether for a genetic disorder, other than curiosity. These boys are destined to be culls, and will be raised with the idea of being used as a meat animal.