Kelly is now retired but makes a wonderful grandma to the babies or calm companion for vet trips. She sells as a companion with any of our females if a new breeder needs an "extra" to increase their herd size to add comfort in numbers. Kelly is now 15 and has earned her retirement and holds a special place in our hearts. She will NOT sell as a breeding female. She deserves a nice retirement. We chose Kelly for our foundation herd due to her regal presence and size, and her consistency in throwing high quality crias. 6/17/08 Update ~ Kelly delivered a black male cria at 291 or 295 days gestation (no chance these numbers are wrong). Weighs 8 pounds and can cush, stand and walk a little. Heart and lungs are doing well, surprisingly at this early gestation! Wilson's ears are flipped over the top of his head like a hat and teeth are not erupted. Wilson is on Naxcel, had goat colostrum 1st 24 hrs and a plasma transfusion on 6/18, we continue to milk Kelly and supplement with goat milk. 6/23 choking on hay; now cardboard bedding 6/27 Wilson has hovered around birth weight for 9 days, some days gaining, some days losing. Still bottle feeding goat milk and Kelly has milk as well. Wilson is now aggressively nursing and sucking down his bottles and we're hopeful he'll be independent soon. Huge thank you to Rick Horn for his records on Percy. It relieved a lot of our concerns about weight gain with a preemie. We're going to start Pollard's lactation herbs now to turn Kelly into a dairy cow. Stay tuned! 6/28 mouth full of cardboard, now bare stall; still coat at night - teeth have erupted! 7.8# 6/29 back at 8#! 6/30 8.2# and his left ear is now upright!! 7/8/08 10 pounds!! He prefers momma to bottles so we're done with bottle feeding! End of July 16 pounds!! Life IS good!
Awards Received 2nd Place Produce of Dam, Estes Park, 2002. Her crias bring home ribbons.