If you have not already, I invite you to please read the story of Candace the Tiny’s birth here.
Now the story continues ….
At three years old, Candace is the size of our yearling does. She weights under 100 pounds, but is one tough cookie and stands by her somewhat dim mom and is a very good, and caring mother to her kids.
Candace was the smallest goat baby we have ever had born here.
Which is why is it amazing that yesterday morning, at about 11:00 am, Candace the Tiny gave birth to the largest doe kid ever born at Fias Co Farm.
Amazonia weighed at birth, 9.5 pounds. “Average” birth weight here is 6-7 pounds; Candace weighed 2 pounds.
Amazonia: 30 minutes old
The birth went very well. Candace acted like a real pro and with a bit of intense pulling assistance the baby girl was delivered with incident. Candace’s udder is huge and it’s good thing too since she has a huge kid to care for. She loves her new baby dearly.
Candace & Amazonia, 30 minutes old.
New mom and baby…. “Did this really just come out of me?”
Amazonia, at birth, was as big as Ovaltinweena’s kids who were a week old. She was almost twice as big as Tiny Dancer’s kids, who were born the day before and weighed 5.5 pounds each.
Comparing Amazonia’s size (at one day old) with Amanda & Martha’s size (two days old)