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first set of twins and mama is caring for both very well.

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My heifer still hasn't calved yet... pretty much guaranteed a bull calf at 292 days now.

I like the cow in the background of the last pic chasing after her calf!
 
Nesikep":m5cmb6r9 said:
My heifer still hasn't calved yet... pretty much guaranteed a bull calf at 292 days now.

I like the cow in the background of the last pic chasing after her calf!

I think shes having fun making you wait and see :lol2: Yea I think she was telling her calf get away from that wire it shocks the $&^% out of you.
 
Congrats on the twins and the fact she is taking care of both. I have a full blood due about the 15th and I'm on the edge of my seat.
 
Thanks. I was so happy to know she was caring for both I hear so many stories the mom rejects one and then they have to be bottle fed. I am sure you are on edge only a few more days to go. Will you sell the calf and mama ?
 
skyhightree1":zytu9bfb said:
Thanks. I was so happy to know she was caring for both I hear so many stories the mom rejects one and then they have to be bottle fed. I am sure you are on edge only a few more days to go. Will you sell the calf and mama ?

If the calf is a heifer she has a place here. If it's a bull I'll have to see how he grows out before deciding. For the moment the cow is safe. She's the one that had a bad presentation of her first calf and we ended up cutting the calf out. Then the next time I bred her she slipped. I decided to give her one last try and looks like it's paying off. The calf will give us some different genetics, so I'm looking at it differently than the last calves I sold.
 
Looks like the mama cow has enough bag for them both. I wish you well with them
 
skyhightree1":1yfbe5aw said:
Thanks. I was so happy to know she was caring for both I hear so many stories the mom rejects one and then they have to be bottle fed. I am sure you are on edge only a few more days to go. Will you sell the calf and mama ?
What are the genders of the twins?
mm?
mf?
ff?

remember--freemartin possibility..
 
slick4591":uaqq2mxj said:
skyhightree1":uaqq2mxj said:
Thanks. I was so happy to know she was caring for both I hear so many stories the mom rejects one and then they have to be bottle fed. I am sure you are on edge only a few more days to go. Will you sell the calf and mama ?

If the calf is a heifer she has a place here. If it's a bull I'll have to see how he grows out before deciding. For the moment the cow is safe. She's the one that had a bad presentation of her first calf and we ended up cutting the calf out. Then the next time I bred her she slipped. I decided to give her one last try and looks like it's paying off. The calf will give us some different genetics, so I'm looking at it differently than the last calves I sold.

I understand.

Limomike":uaqq2mxj said:
Looks like the mama cow has enough bag for them both. I wish you well with them

Thanks Limo I hope so too.

greybeard":uaqq2mxj said:
skyhightree1":uaqq2mxj said:
Thanks. I was so happy to know she was caring for both I hear so many stories the mom rejects one and then they have to be bottle fed. I am sure you are on edge only a few more days to go. Will you sell the calf and mama ?
What are the genders of the twins?
mm?
mf?
ff?

remember--freemartin possibility..

Gb they are both males if it had of been a female she would have got sold I wouldnt take that risk.
 
slick4591":k1u4c3x2 said:
Congrats on the twins and the fact she is taking care of both. I have a full blood due about the 15th and I'm on the edge of my seat.

they always have fun making us tired.
My sister has goats and every year this goes around their chat i think it goes for all species though. But its great for the occasion.

Does (Cows) Code of Honor

The doe's secret code of honor is as old as goats themselves and is ultimately the species best kept secret. No doe shall ever kid before it's time. (It's time being determined by the following factors):

1- No kid shall be born until total chaos has been reached by all involved. Your owner's house must be a wreck, their family hungry and desperate for clean clothes, and their social life nonexistent.

2- "Midwives" must reach the babbling fool status before you kid out. Bloodshot eyes, tangled hair and the inability to form a sentence mean the time is getting close.

3- For every bell, beeper, camera or whistle they attach to you, kidding must be delayed by at least one day for each item. If they use an audio monitor, one good yell per hour will keep things interesting.

4- If you hear the words, "She's nowhere near ready. She'll be fine while we're away for the weekend," Wait until they load the car, then begin pushing!

5- Owner stress must be at an all time high! If you are in the care of someone else, ten to fifteen phone calls a day is a sign you're getting close.

6- When you hear the words "I can't take it anymore!" wait at least three more days.

7 -You must keep this waiting game interesting. False alarms are mandatory! Little teasers such as looking at your stomach, pushing your food around in the bucket and then walking away from it, and nesting, are always good for a rise. Be creative and find new things to do to keep the adrenaline pumping in those who wait.

8- The honor of all goats is now in your hands. Use this time to avenge all of your barn mates. Think about your friend who had to wear that silly costume in front of those people. Hang onto that baby for another day. OH, they made him do tricks too! Three more days seems fair. Late feedings, the dreaded diet, bad haircuts, those awful wormings can also be avenged at this time.

9- If you have fulfilled all of the above and are still not sure when to have the kids, listen to the weather forecast on the radio that has been so generously provided by those who wait. Severe storm warning is what you're waiting for. In the heart of the storm jump into action! The power could go out and you could have the last laugh. You have a good chance of those who wait missing the whole thing while searching for a flashlight that works!

10- Make the most of your interrupted nights. Beg for food each time someone comes into the barn to check you. Your barn mates will love you as the extra goodies fall their way too.

Remember, this code of honor was designed to remind man of how truly special goats are. Do your best to reward those who wait with a beautiful doeling to carry on the Doe Code of Honor for the next generation of those who wait!
 
Wireless fetal baby monitors come in two flavors which are wireless as well as wired. Wired monitors, as the name implies use wires to connect the transmitter and receiver.
 

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