Why? We know that we can't let those flashy little ladies, or that oh so handsome little fella, override what a Kinder is all about. Even with the flair and the flash, we still need to concentrate on what makes a Kinder that amazing dual purpose homestead powerhouse we all love.
But just because a kid can be registered, should it?
So, we wait..............We wait to see how the kids progress over the next few weeks. We wait to see how their dams' udders develop. We wait to see how much milk the mommies on hooves make. We wait to see how their individual personalities shape up, as much as that brisket or their hind legs. We do this for one reason and one reason only. We want to sell the best Kinder kids we can. Will they be perfect? Maybe in our eyes only :) But waiting gives us something to go by. Waiting gives us time to decide if they are Kinder quality kids. Names yet? No, even something as simple as naming them is postponed. We don't want to get so attached to them that our judgment gets clouded by our hearts - regardless of how cute they are when wet.
We have personal experience with how expensive it is to get Kinders home. Whether airfare, or transportation costs, or just going and getting them ourselves. Then add the vet costs for import permits and vet costs for ELISA testing. That cute little buckling you bought for $200, can end up costing $800 or more. For that reason alone the wait is worth it.
We're as excited as everyone else is with our three little Kinder wonders, even now chittering away after yet another nap. The 'man' of the room being ever so polite to the little ladies. But are they worth the time and effort for you to get them? Of course we want to say YES! But for now, our critical eyes will continue to search for qualities we don't like, more than those we do, trying our best to gauge their Kinder traits. But we still wait.......maybe not so patiently.
Patience please while we wait....................
Nick & Brenda Lee