DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Goats having more than three babies at one time is a rarity. But not for one goat in Eastern North Carolina who continues to beat the odds.
Saturday, March 9th, marks the third time that Sallie has had four baby goats. Unfortunately this time, one of the four died shortly after birth.
Sallie belongs to Duplin County Farmer, Junior Brown. Brown has been working with goats for more than 30 years.
Brown and other animal experts say having more than three baby goats at one time is a rarity.
So, imagine the rarity of having 4 baby goats 3 different times.
Brown says Sallie was his late wife's favorite goat and he thinks her spirit may be watching over her four-legged friend.
We're well into the spring season and while April is known for bringing showers, things are really blooming in May for one Eastern Carolina man and we're not talking about flowers.
Duplin County farmer, Junior Brown, has four new baby goats thanks to their mother goat, Sallie.
The goats are now around one month old and he says they are all healthy and full of energy.
Brown has been working with goats for over 30 years and he, along with animal experts, says having more than three baby goats is a rarity.
"I was surprised, I was like, they never usually have... but the biggest is the three, and when I had three, I came back and there was another one," Brown tells WITN.
"Challenging thing is when they're are quads, you got to make sure that they all nurse," says Dr. Owen Martin with the Warsaw Animal Hospital.
Brown says this is the second time Sallie has given birth to four baby goats.
He also says Sallie was his late wife's favorite goat and thinks her spirit may be watching over her four-legged friend.