Tuesday, 13 March 2012

A Qjori cria - the first.

With a title like that you might expect good news. However, this is a sad posting I'm afraid.
It will also be rather short. I am not in the mood.

Collabear Victoria who we bought last year at auction gave birth this afternoon prematurely.
The cria born after 311 days gestation weighed in at 6.18 kilos and showed all the signs expected of a premature cria. He was born alive but died shortly after despite Sue's best efforts to resuscitate him.

Looking at the one positive we can say that he is a gorgeous solid dark brown colour and apart from the prematurity aspect he is perfectly formed. We have spoken to the vet, bearing in mind the Schmallenberg virus, but he is of the opinion that it is just 'one of those things'.

Not a good start to the birthing season. 




10 comments:

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Devastated ....for you all ....what a real sad loss, I know you will have done all you could for this little fella ...thinking of you all at this very sad time ....Jayne

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Sorry to hear that Mark and Sue, thoughts with you. Dave.

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

So sorry to read todays posting, thinking of you all. Hope mum is ok.
x

Cotswold Vale Alpacas said...

So sorry to hear you sad news, hope mum is ok, thinking of you all at this very sad time.

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

So Sorry Mark and Sue. Thinking of you all.

Barbara & Paul x

Bev said...

What a shame, so sorry. Bev and Andy

Weavers Wood Alpacas said...

I was sorry to hear this news. I do hope the season goes much better for you from now..

Rosemary said...

Very, very sorry, Mark and Sue.

Amiryck said...

Such sad news, I hope things pick up for you from here.

Knapper Alpakka said...

So sorry for the loss. We're looking forward to seeing Qjoris crias this year.