Rosie is definitely pregnant. She has gained 4oz or so in this pregnancy alone. I believe she didn't gain much more than that when the 4 huge guys she delivered last time. I'm hoping for a huge litter of small babies, with no peanuts. Please pray for no peanuts! I think she has at least 4 kits in there, from where I can feel them kick.
- Saige, Hazel, and Rosie are not that small - Hazel is the smallest, at only 3lbs, Saige weighs 3.4, and Rosie weighs 3.6, on average. I've heard of tiny, 2lb does, having huge litters and delivering them just fine. Now, Lance weighs 5lbs. That's a HUGE difference in sizes!
- When born, the kits were HUGE. They were easily twice (or more), the size of normal kits at birth. And 2/3 of the does delivered on schedule (day 31) - so the babies weren't big becuase they were overdue. Poor does!
- Rosie and Saige are from a line of amazing first time mamas. Their mom, and their grandma, and their greatgrandma and so on, all had live babies their first time (their mom and grandma had no babies die AT ALL in their first litter). I'm almost positive Saige and Rosie would've been the same way. They have amazing mama instincts and I'm so sad they didn't get any live babies their first try. They wanted babies so badly.
Just a little thing I've noticed in my herd as well....all babies (from these most recent litters from Lance), were born DOA on day 31. My does NEVER deliver live babies passed day 30. I don't know why. But for some reason, each doe that has gone over to day 31, it has been because they had a stuck baby.