Well, today I became slightly more technologically savvy, by uploading my very first YouTube video. I took 3 segments of Luna video and joined them together into a little movie of about 8 minutes. I know, it sounds long, but Luna's biggest fans hopefully won't mind. The first segment is about 20 minutes after her birth, when she's all wet and wobbly. The second segment is one day later, with Stuffin. The third segment is when I briefly took her outside while Kelly was starting up the tractor in the barn, to spare her from diesel fumes! I think they're all kind of cute, if you like baby goats.
You can view it on YouTube if you like by using this link...(might take a bit of time to play smoothly because it's a long video).
On another goat matter, I'm wondering if anyone can help me with goat ear tattoos. I have 3 Nubian goats that have ear tattoos. The people I got them from have told me that they were registered, but they don't know where the paperwork is, or what their registered names are. I believe all three goats have CJBJ in one ear (the JBJ part is quite clear, I was iffy on the C). One of them appears to have an S2 in the other ear. I need to look at the two other numbered ears more closely on a sunnier, brighter day. They were most likely bred here in Iowa, if that helps at all. I tried using the ADGA website but there didn't seem to be a lookup tool for ear tattoos.
Finally, today we picked up our new long haired rabbits from the Animal Rescue League! They were originally named Elvis and Marilyn, but we have renamed them Flynt and Kyndling (for the male and female, respectively.) Now, do any experts have opinions on their breeds? I thought angora initially, but perhaps they are Jersey Woolly? Or maybe they are cross breeds? Flynt had a lot of fur mats but Kyndling didn't have many at all. She seems to have longer fiber than he does. They are both sweet natured. They came to the shelter because their owner died. They are both fixed of course.
Kyndling considers coming out of her box.
Then she gets to sit on the big pillow while I did some grooming.
Then Flynt came out for a grooming session. You can see his fur needs more work.
He has such a lovely head.
Here they are together in their new house (with Butterscotch in the background showing his height and imposing physique)
Can't resist adding a picture of the hens from yesterday - I love all their different feather colors. And why are they all clustered around like that?
Well because it's their water dish of course!
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