Monday, 28 May 2012

The highs and lows of breeding

We're thrilled to announce that Nadia gave birth to her first cria this morning and what a gorgeous boy. Just love his rich brown colour. Once Nadia is shorn she is actually a similar brown but over the year her fleece fades with the sun.

The joy of our yet to be named cria was sadly over shadowed when only half an hour later we discovered Tara who wasn't due for another 10 days had also given birth but was pining over her motionless cria. We suspect she chocked on a piece of membrane which is upsetting as it could have been avoidable although we have been on cria watch for a couple of weeks now.

All we can do is be as vigilant as posible and hope things go better with our three remaining expectant mums.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

First past the post is...

...Jasmine, with a lovely fawn baby boy. She's a week early so must have seen the weather forecast and decided not to hang about for it to change.

Hopefully, we'll have 5 more in the weeks to come but there is no guarantee. One or 2 of them don't appear to have much of a tummy but you can never tell.