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.