Feisty or quiet: the newly arrived offspring at the exhibition farm of the Wilhelm is fit as a fiddle. In the last ten days lambs and kids were born on an almost daily basis.
That makes the eight five-week old piglets, of the Schwaebisch-Haellisch pigs, almost preteens within all the newborn animals. They are loudly keeping their mom Arielle busy and Daddy Porsche, who was previously irritated by all the fuss off the little ones, grew into a chill father. He is enduring the frisky little ones climbing all over him and doesn’t budge when they playfully nibble on his large flappy ears. Visitors can enjoy an entertaining spectacle watching this special breed of hogs, that is easily distinguished by their black torso and the pink head and backside.
In the petting zoo, across from the farm, young and older visitors can carefully get eye to eye with the new born – after only a few days the curious babies start venturing out into the guest area. But even if they stay within the safety zone, it is fascinating to observe how the lambs and kids fight over getting to mom’s milk at the udders, measure their strength between each other, climb on rocks or logs and jump of joy.
Just in time for Easter, the Skudde ewes gave birth to 4 lambs. Five additional ewes are expecting. The Cameroon sheep had four lambs and another three ewes are in the final stretches of pregnancy. One of the brown-black youngsters does have quite the original look: it has white hind legs. The extreme contrast of the discolored fur gives the impression of the little lamb wearing stockings. Clear color patterns are something not to be expected with the African Pygmy goats. Colorful, and each one with their own unique pattern, the ten kids are bouncing all over the place. Two more goats are still expecting too. Since goats and sheep can have twins the farm will be blessed with up to another dozen lambs and kids.