I got these pics out of order! I am just stunned over how tiny this doeling is. Granted Kendra is a standard sized Alpine doe and she was bred to Nipper, a Nigerian Dwarf, but I still didn't expect this small of a baby! The kids are first generation mini Alpines. I kept thinking I should find signs of the doeling being a premie but I don't see any! She's fully haired and developed.... just extremely small. In this first pic she's under Kendra who didn't know she was there! The buckling is on Kendra's other side looking for dinner!
Meet Cute As A Button and Burglar! Button is a chamoissee doeling and has a white star on her forehead and frosted ears and muzzle. She was JUST 3 pounds soaking wet. Burglar is a cou blanc buckling and weighed just over 8 pounds almost dry. Chamoisse is the brown with black trim. Cou Blanc is the Alpine pattern with white in the front and black in the rear for a pattern and color. Both are endowed with Kendra's ability to give her offspring wattles! Some folks hate wattles and even snip them off. I LOVE wattles. I think they're cute, unique and add a bit of "extra". You can see a black spot under Burglar's neck and that's one of his wattles. His are white where they attach to the neck and black on the tips. Button's are brown with black tips.