Friday, August 21, 2009

My baby is growing a beard


It seems like only yesterday that I brought Pete and Reggie, my two Nigerian Dwarf baby goats, home:

And, really, it was just in May but look at how tiny little Pete was back then:

Now, at only five months old, look what's sprouting on Pete's chin:

Judging from the looks of Pete's daddy, Sugar Creek MT Tell Me More (aka "Telly"):

....Pete is going to be sporting one fine looking beard in no time:

I like beards.

25 comments:

  1. Niiice!!!

    Is beard length and fullness influenced by testosterone? (or the lack of it?)

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  2. That has to be the cutest beard I've ever seen....and I've seen a few beards in my time.

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  3. In general, I prefer mustaches to beards, but since it's your baby Pete, I'll keep an open mind...

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  4. pete sure looks like he loves his mama! pete's goat-tee is looking good too!

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  5. It's a goatee!!

    I'm partial to facial hair too. He is so darn handsome.

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  6. I had just gotten used to one grandson with a beard.....
    So Reggie doesn't believe in facial hair? Or all the good, nourishing protein in his yummy food must be going to his girth?

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  7. I am so jealous. I keep trying to grow a beard, but I just can't seem to get it done correctly. Well, I guess some have it and some don't.

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  8. Uh, isn't Pete a wether? It depends on wether or not he is as to how big a beard he'll likely get. It won't be as fantastic as his daddy's but still quite handsome I'm sure. ;-)

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  9. It's so cute! Oh sigh - I need goats!

    And I love goatees, too. My husband has one and it's so handsome! :)

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  10. Hi Sarah - yes, I do believe that a certain amount of beard growth can be attributed to testosterone in a goat, but with that said, I have also seen some female goats, does, with some pretty impressive beards, too! lol. Pete's a wether, so his growth will likely be much less, um, bushy, than his Pa's, but it's still clear he's got the beard "gene". :-)

    Hi Zitrone - I had thought about posting a pic of Reggie in this post to show his definite LACK of beard growth, but decided to keep it about Pete. Reggie has no sign of anything - maybe his little beard is yet to come, but those two boys are as different as night and day!

    Hello Rural Writer - yes, Pete's a wether and I agree with you - it's unlikely that Pete's beard will ever be as MAGNIFICENT as his dad's, but it would seem Pete did still acquire a bit of the hairy-gene from his dad, don't you think? :-)

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  11. Awww.... he is so handsome. I don't think Alpines have beards do they? I hope Edward gets a beard. He will be so handsome too. His ears make my heart melt.
    Kelly

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  12. and yet I find another blogger with goats, it all started over at (This Goats Life) blog... I have followed the comment trail to find several other bloggers with goats, farm life :O)... what a nice find :O)...

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  13. Ah, what a sweet baby, ah teenager, ah young man. Love the goat-tee. Petey's dad is one good looking stud!

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  14. I love goat beards! I trimmed the girls' when I trimmed their udders, but they look so distinguished with them! I begged hubby to grow a goat-tee so signify being a civilitan, and it looks good too ;)
    ps, glad you had a great trip. :)

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  15. Oh I love a beard too when it is attached to something as gorgeous as your little man.
    Hmmmm? Been thinking long and hard bout getting a couple of little goats!

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  16. Sigh....Little Pete is growing up. I just dont know if Im ready for all that yet. I think, tho, no matter how old he is...he will still have a thing for hats!

    Well, seeings how Reggie sometimes can push little Pete around ...I think him growing a beard is just what he needs.

    You show him, Pete. You may not be growing a little buddha belly, but a beard is equally as nice.

    2 handsome little guys is what they are!

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  17. The mini-beard is handsome, but his perfect little goat chin is even better. Are goat lips as soft as they look?

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  18. How cute! Looks like he wants to top off his new look with a nice hat!!

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  19. He sure is growing up! (i like beards too! ;)

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  20. Ohhh kids are going up so fast now a days...he is going to be beautiful! Kim

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  21. it's more of a soul patch, really.

    :)

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  22. Why do our babies have to grow up!!!

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  23. goatee...heh heh

    They grow up so fast! Now, my Toggenburg does have little beards and they look rather funny.

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  24. Ah you have a nice farm there! I am so glad you stopped by my blog. Now I have new awesome blog to follow!

    Really cute goats too!

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