Triplets had their first real outing today and it was heaps of fun. The weather was perfect at 69 degrees and they spent most of their day outside, though they tire easily at this point and fitting a lot of naps in between :) Their personalities are starting to come out and this has also made the naming process easier.
Calamity is the wildly spotted doeling - she is the most outgoing of the three and was first on her feet, very early after birth and she is ready to take on the world :) She figured out that the feet have springs in them if you use them just right and has delighted in exploring the possibilities. She walks around with ease and is starting to follow us. The smallest of the three, though not by much, I dare to say she has the biggest attitude.
Cleopatra (name not set in stone yet) is more timid than her sister and has not yet quite figured out her long legs. She walks around as if suprised with each step and is one to wait and access a situation before diving in.
Casper, the buckling, is sweet and mellow, a personality we see a lot from Dakota in our bucks. He is inquisitive and curious about the world around him. He reminds me a LOT of his half brother Hickory so I am looking forward to see him grow a bit more. I am not actively marketing him yet, so if you are interested in Casper, please contact me privately. He is nicely put together, long and tall, with a lot of width and dam's udder will speak for itself this year in quality of attachments, shape, capacity and production. Already at gallon per day at 2 days fresh.
Bear was quite the mother hen and dutifully looking after his new charges. He has impressed me yet again. Watch him ever so casually as he is just sniffing the ground herd that buck kid back to his two sisters .... this is a young untrained English Shepherd working by instinct only - job well done, Bear ;)