June 5, 2009

The Crowning Joy

You might remember my saying that Aurora was the result of our breeding Bella Mia (our black Angora doe) to a black Colored Angora buck from Indian Springs Farm stock.


We were hoping for and expecting a black offspring from that breeding. Obviously it didn't happen. Though Aurora is white, her having both colored parents she is considered a color carrier. Aurora was bred to our black Angora herdsire Sundance Fiber Farm The Sundance Kid.
Aurora kidded this afternoon at 1:30
A single solid black doeling.
Say hello to Corona.

Corona attempting to stand on her ever so wobbly little legs.

Aurora was named for the Aurora Borealis, the northern and southern (polar) lights. They say the polar lights produce colors ranging from a misty white to every color of the rainbow (also was my hope for Aurora's offspring) ;-) .

Corona was named for the Corona Borealis also known as the Northern Crown a constellation lying between Hercules and Bo├Âtes. The constellation is a small arc of bright stars.
We are overjoyed with our two newest additions to the Angora herd. Not only due to their beautiful color, but with both being doelings, they are keepers.

Quick update - Fairchild and Ciara(photo below) are doing wonderfully well.
Still on baby watch for the dairy girls.
Hope everyone has a glorious weekend.


Tammy said...

Beautiful! Congrats. Dreams delayed are always that much sweeter when they come to pass. Enjoy your newest little ones.

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the new baby, she is very beautiful! We have a white kiko cross doe that we bred to our black headed Boer buck. He has some solid black in his background and her father was black. She had a black headed buckling and an almost all black doeling. It is always interesting to see what they will have. Sometimes it is a surprise and sometimes it is not!

DayPhoto said...

What a beautiful little baby! The wool on those animals is just plain amazing!