Xena and her twin sister, Isis, are exactly two years old this month. They were both bred for the first time last November, and are both due any time now. They have looked like they were ready to kid for the last several days. Sunday morning Xena was showing definite signs, though she did not appear to be in active labor. My daughter checked on her every hour or two. One of the times she went out found Xena obviously pushing, with two little hooves and a nose peeking out. Oh!! In a half hour or less, the little doeling was kidded (yes, that's what it's called with goats).
Everything was quick and easy, and my daughter just offered minor assistance. She did have to help Xena get the idea of letting her kid suckle, but they both seemed to figure that our fairly quickly. The kid's markings remind us a bit of a rottweiler dog. Her name has yet to be determined.
We keep going out to check on the both of them today, and they seem to be doing just great. :-)
Update: (4/28) Folks here like the rottweiler appearance, and suggestions were made like Bruno or Brutus--which don't really work so well for a female. So they ended up naming her Brunhilda. So now, besides growing into her long ears and legs, she also has to grow into that name. lol (Not to mention that I have to get used to it too!)
Also, by this morning little Brunhilda was learning to gambol, jumping about the pasture. Too cute!