My last post was actually written about a week ago, and it got put on the back burner accidentally, so when I published, it was a little misleading. I am definitely using Reddog for our herd sire, keeping our fingers and toes crossed, of course. We are putting our faith in him! He smells like a randy buck and is certainly acting like one, which I am counting on to mean that he is all there and able to do the job.
The 4 does and Reddog have been penned together since October 12th. So far I have pretty good proof that he is doing his job. If he is not shooting blanks, Beezus is due on March 27, and Pippi is due on March 30. I had initially thought that Saffron was in heat around 10/18, but I did not see the courtship dance and snuffle at that point, and I am thinking she is coming into heat today or possibly tomorrow. And then it’s just down to our Battie.
All of this is well and good, but the proof will obviously be in a few weeks. If the girls come into heat again, one by one, then we will have a clue about Reddog’s worthiness as a buck. Only time will tell! The suspense is on :*)