Pi and Kids Have New Neighbors
Our newest resident, Pi, who was rescued from going to auction. Pi is about four (4) years old and is a Mini Lamancha dairy goat joined our pasture pals residency in late Spring 2011. We were notified that Pi was going to auction because she was diagnosed as being cystic; unable to produce offspring for purebred breeding purposes. We fell in love with her. After getting Pi settled into her new digs at our ranch in Lincoln CA, she was placed on a delicious blackberry diet and set about mingling with the other pasture pal goat residents--other minis and assorted breeds. Apparently the new diet and goat mingling agreed with Pi because to our suprise, recently she gave birth to male twin kids!! We're lovingly naming the new kids Oliver II and Twist.
Meet Snow Drop and her newborn, Norman! Pi and her twins are joined by some new neighbors, Snow Drop and her newborn, son, Norman. Snow Drop is a beautiful white small goat that, like Pi, was rescued from going to auction due to being diagnosed as being cycstic--uanble to reproduce for her breeder. Wind Song rescued her last November with Pi and low and behold to our surprise, Snow Drop gave birth to a sweet little baby kid whom we've named Norman. He is 3/8 Toggenberg, 3/8 Oberhasli, 3/16 Alpine and /16 Nubian--how's that for a cross breed? Norman was born at the ranch on February 2, 2012, however, he was very weak at birth and could not nurse from his mother (Snow Drop) until the next day.
Rene (Wind Song's Executive Director) fed the little fella every two hours around the clock by expressing Snow Drop's udder and fed him through a syringe. By 6am the next morning, Normal finally latched on his own. He slowly got stronger every day and after a week, he was allowed to join Pi, Oliver II, and Twist.
Pi, Oliver II, Twist along with Snow Drop and Norman are all bonding beautifully. We love watching them frolic and jump around showing off their newly developed kid skills!
We are always in need of sponsorships for our residents. If you'd like to sponsor Pi and her kids, your monthly donation as little as $10 will go a long way in helping us keep Pi and her kids healthy and well cared for.Sponsor Our Goats