Goldie's kidding on 2/1, 2001
This was not a "typical" birth.
1) Normal kidding behavior
Pawing at the ground; making a "nest". Notice the tail held erect.
2) Getting "serious"
She actually got up and down, and up and down, several times after this photo was taken
3) Prekidding view
Notice how pink and swollen she is. But, she has no "goob" at all, and never did.
Most does do will have a mucus "plug" and/or a long mucus "string" that you will see.
The "bubble" makes it's first appearance
5) More bubble
The bubble can appear and disappear a few times. The does can even "suck" it back in.
I have seen whole feet come out and then the doe "suck" them back in.
6) Looking for the feet
Now is time to look and try to see, what we hope will be feet (they will be white).
7) That isn't feet
...what do we see?
8) The baby is not presented correctly.
A. a pink nose
B. a pink tongue
The baby is not presented correctly.
She needs help.
Assistant "goes in" and finds the feet.
One at a time, he brings the legs forward
10) Here she comes!
Mother and child- both healthy and happy.
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