Friday, 2 May 2008
On Sunday Jeanie and I went to Sig's house to pick out my goats. I had decided on three instead of two -- two does and a wether.
Since there were 7 doelings and 6 bucklings to choose from, this was no easy task, especially for a newbie. I settled on doelings from two of the best does, and a cute little buckling. At birth they were named Jenny, Mary and Jack. I could easily have chosen any of them, as they were all alert, playful, healthy animals.
Goats are beautiful creatures to begin with and the kids are unbelievable. The picture is of me holding Mary; Mary is the one with her feet in the air.
I read somewhere that some breeders like to name their kids after the year codes as follows
A=1991 K=2000 V=2009
B=1992 L=2001 W=2010
C=1993 M=2002 X=2011
D=1994 N=2003 Y=2012
E=1995 P=2004 A=2013
F=1996 R=2005 B=2014
G=1997 S=2006 C=2015
H=1998 T=2007 D=2016
J=1999 U=2008 E=2017
and so on. I, O, and Q are not used. So we got to thinking maybe Ursula, Eunice, and Ulysses are good names. We'll see what suits them.