How many babies and what colors?

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    This is Fauna. She is due to kid in the next week. Her babies in the past have all been the same color as her. She is bred to a different buck this time. His name is Skittles. I have included a pic of Skittles below hers. Fauna is registered 100% Nigerian Dwarf milk goat with the ADGA. Skittles is double registered at 100% Nigerian Dwarf. Skittles has blue eyes and fauna has brown eyes.

    The big question is...How many kids are in there and what colors will they be and what color eyes?
    Post answers below and I will post pics of the kids when they are born.
    Fauna:
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    3 babies. 2 white and 1 brown and white.
     
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    2 babies, same colour as her.
     
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    3 kids. Black and whites.
     
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    Since dark colors are dominant I would say that two will have dark eyes and two will have dark colors in their coat. You may end up with one that has dark eyes and light coat or light eyes and dark coat.
    I have no idea how many kids are normal but I would think that three is a valid number.
     
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    Fauna kidded last night. It was a rough night. The first two came with no issues other than it was a long labor. Almost 6 hours of labor before the first baby kidded. The first two were female. Then the third was taking way too long and a lot of pushing so I went in to see if there was a problem. Felt something other than feet which is what I should have felt if a normal birth. Felt something roundish. That would have been a head, shoulders or rump. Then I thought for a second I had my finger in a mouth but then realized I could move it a good bit. A Foot! I helped it outwards and saw it as it came out. A hind leg. Not good. Breach baby. Tried to push it back in and turn the kid. Nigerian Dwarf is a small goat. Couldn't. She pushed again and it came out again. At this point it had been close to an hour. She kept pushing and with the foot out I could feel the kid move deeper into the birth canal. Slowly worked it out and it was stillborn. A few minutes later she went into contractions again and a very large baby was born and alive! It was the last one and a male. In the end it was 4 kids. 3 girls and a boy. All the same colors as her. Very light brown and white. Not sure of the eye color yet. I'll post pics of the kids later on. Fauna is doing well this morning and the 3 kids are all nursing.
     
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    I'm going to vote for 4 kids, in this order.
    3 female with the unfortunate loss of the 3rd one as it will be stillborn. :(
    1 male.

    Give me a day or two to ponder eye color. ;)
     
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    My favorite doe had triplets Friday.
     
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    Here is a really good link that shows normal and abnormal presentations of kids at birth and how to deal with them. If you have goats it is a good idea to study this page and other drawings that show positions so if and when it occurs you can close your eyes and when you feel, possibly know what position that you are dealing with.
    The first time I had a problem it was a Boer who had the first kid with it's head back. When I felt I thought I was feeling a rump and thought it was a breech birth. What I was feeling was one leg and the body as the head was down underneath the body. Vet had to pull that one and pulled two more live babies behind it.

    This is the one I had last night:

    breachII.jpg

    http://www.mythosfarm.com/youre-kid...-5vhWW0H5I3nmcsMPxy1kkOL003fnjry6u71tKKV9NkoQ
     
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    Your hindsight is 20/20
     
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    My daughter thinks Skittles looks like one who would rob you in a dark alley.
    Sorry Fauna lost one.
     
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    Skittles is one of the sweetest bucks we have. He is very nice and likes people a lot. Loves to be petted. Much like Fauna.
     
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    Congrats.
    I just watched a YouTube video of a goat that just delivered 7 live kids. 5 boys and 2 girls.

     
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    Congratulations, JAC! She seemed so big that it was obvious she was going to have several kids.
     
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    Here are some pics of the kids if anyone wants to see them.
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    Awww. I love babies.
     
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    LOL... we have a lot. The count is 13 this season. It would have been more but we sold off a few registered Boer Doe a few months ago.
     
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    I am with Terri, I love baby animals as well. They are all so cute and your kids here are pretty cute.
     
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    Awwwwwww - Congrats on your new kids JAC. They are absolutely adorable:heart:
     
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    Ya know why baby things (critters, humans, etc) are so cute?
    So we don't eat them. So we want to help them. It's a survival thing. Lol
     
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    Good lookin Kids Jac. Glad they are doing well.
     

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