Toffee, our Nubian/Boer cross, gave birth today to twins, a boy and a girl. The boy is a dark cream and his name is Trevor. The girl is a tri-color named popTart. From the first push to the end of the 2nd birth was a grand total of five minutes–talk about fast! Remarkably, for the first time, we caught the whole thing on camera. So here is a photo record of Toffee’s kidding!
Toffee is very large and ready to go. Her water has broken and she looks at her belly, a sure sign that something is going on.
Toffee's water-filled bag is clearly visible crowning.
Look at the blood network in that placenta! The white thing is a hoof.
The male is half way out; the front feet and head are visible.
The kid shoots into the hay with one movement. Toffee greets her baby and begins to lick off the sac.
No rest for the weary....just a few seconds later #2 shoots out and lands on #1 still in his sac!
Two wet, goopy kids!
Momma works at drying the kids off. PopTart, only minutes old, soaking wet and not quite standing is looking to nurse already!
Trevor, with VERY long ears.
PopTart, the little girl.
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