So, where does that come from? Well .. Daramac is her father and his mother is a black goat. Looks like the genes skipped a generation!
So, I was fully intending to write you a blog on Thursday night but it all went a bit pear-shaped when I went down to feed the goatlings and discovered that Mamakina, the largest black and white girl, had a hugely swollen face. The whole of her face was just puffed up and tender. Her eyes were slits, her nose and mouth were swollen and she looked like she had been in a fight! It had all happened very suddenly and we could not think what may have caused it. She didn't seem to be in pain but was clearly distressed by the whole thing. I spoke with Peter our vet and he said that it was probably some allergic reaction, possibly to a sting of some kind. He suggested that we just keep a close eye on her for the evening, especially to monitor her breathing, but he said that he would expect her to start showing signs of improvement by the morning.
Sure enough, within a few hours, her face started to return to normal and by the next morning she was fully recovered and shouting her head off. Phew!
So, having ploughed through Friday, I had planned to blog last night. But Goblin and Foxglove had other ideas. Goblin (not due til next Monday) decided that she was going to have her baby early and so duly produced a little female around 9pm last night.