I guess the lesson is that when you start crossing breeds, you never know what will come out.
Unfortunately, it’s also difficult to predict how good of a mother your goats will be. Queen Anne’s Lace the Goat, who is the mother of both of these mother does, was an excellent mother goat. The first doe to give birth this year is also proving herself an excellent mother; the male kid pictured above is gaining weight nicely. The second doe, however, looks like she may be rejecting her kid. She won’t sit still while she nurses, and we must hold her in place to make sure the kid gets a good meal. That could be bad news, but Mrs Yeoman Farmer and Homeschooled Farm Girl are determined to make sure this little kid gets enough to eat.