Shepherds Rest Farm

Breeding New Anatolian Shepherd Import Lines - Direct From Turkey

Name:  Shepherds Rest Farm

Location:  Newberg, Oregon, United States

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Lemonade's Kidding

This is Lemonade, our 8 year old Oberhasli foundation doe, pushing during a contraction. The kid is presenting front feet and nose first.
The head and shoulders quickly follow.
The water sac breaks.
It's a female, big and healthy!

(The following 4 pictures continue the kidding, despite Blogger problems and different blog dates.) Posted by Picasa

Saturday, March 18, 2006

It's 2 females!
Lemonade cleans each one carefully.
They gracefully find their first drink!
The afterbirth is expelled while Lemonade drinks molasses water. (She already ate a handful of raisins.) Posted by Picasa

Puppies and Goats in the Barn

Puppies were moved to the barn at 3 weeks old. We built a box the same size as the extra-large whelping box.
The divider between puppies and goats is an extra set of dog kennel panels, overlapping in the middle and fastened together with cable ties.

Here is the adjacent "horse stall" divided with a flimsier portable dog fencing to keep goats separate as they kid. You can see the corner of the puppy box on the right. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Bonding Time at Shepherds Rest Farm

The Anatolian Shepherd puppies are 19 days old here, meeting the newborn goat kids for the first time.
The pups get tuckered out faster than the kids.
A successful experience!
Back in the whelping box later, the pups are getting much steadier on their feet. Posted by Picasa

17 days old

The puppies are starting to play.
Their eyes have opened.
They are much more alert . . . when they aren't sleeping! Posted by Picasa

Sirin with 11-day-old puppies

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

How Six-Day-Old Anatolian Puppies Spend Their Time:

Sleeping! Posted by Picasa

Eating! Posted by Picasa

Sleeping some more! Posted by Picasa