Tuesday, 12 August 2008

New arrival.

I couldn't wait to get up this morning as I had hardly seen Lily's cria yesterday, when I left she was all wet and wearing a coat. It was difficult to tell accurately what colour she was.

This morning once it had stopped raining I was out and took her coat off to let her have some sun.

We had pretty confidently expected that Lily's cria would be black. Lily has two black parents and she was pregnant to ATA Cambridge Centurion. However, as you can see she is not black. It was a bit of a surprise but a very pleasant one. We are breeding for a black, brown and fawn herd so she fits the bill perfectly. She has a lovely head (which does at this early stage seem to be a slightly different colour to the rest of her), is strong and has a lot of fleece. We are delighted with her and there is much discussion as to what to call her.

We now have three lardies over eleven months pregnant so are expecting more soon. Love it, just love it.

1 comment:

Lucy said...

Awwwwwww, what a wee beauty!! She is so lovely. What a lovely colour - is she medium brown? We mated our med brown girl to Centurion and she produced a med brown / dk brown (slightly darker than mum but not much different) girl. We have also had a light fawn from two whites this year - result! We do love the coloured ones.