We have recently added a small addition to our farm. Our goats had babies, but unfortunately the mother rejected one of her new kids. We have named our new little kid Legacy. She is completely brown except for a completely white back leg. Legacy has been adopted by our friend, Georgia. Georgia brings Legacy to the farm to socialize with the other goats but otherwise Legacy is living a healthy life in Georgia’s house for now. Legacy is bottle-fed milk every three hours and is growing at a healthy rate.
It is not uncommon for female goats to reject their young. This may be because the kid does not smell like their own after birth; the mother knows there is something wrong with the kid; or knows she does not have enough milk to support the number of kids she just had. Whatever the reason here, we are lucky Georgia is stepping up where momma goat would not.