Wednesday, 22 April 2009

It's a girl!!

Mike phoned me on my mobile this morning about half an hour after I left home.   Claribel had given birth to a lovely white female cria.   We had both left the farm and gone  in different directions with about ten minutes between our departures.    Mike returned home to find Mother and baby doing well with the cria already standing and tottering about.   He took over and did all the usual checks.   She was suckling by noon and seems to be doing fine (always a certain amount of finger crossing at this stage).

Moonstone, who should have given birth long before Claribel is just looking huge but showing no inclination to deliver her cria.   Perhaps she will be encouraged by Claribel's success.

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