We have had a pretty good week or so here in Patouland with three new arrivals, all of them brown females!
First as previously reported, Polly (ATA Centurion girl) gave birth to a super little brown Qjori female who has been named Waikiki.
Then two days ago the one we have been waiting for arrived. Our top brown female, Patou Amelie (another ATA Centurion girl) produced a super little brown female. Amelie is the mother of Patou Tsar who had the best cria fleece that we have ever produced so we were hoping she would do the business again although we hoped for a female. Millie has not disappointed, this little girl, named Vanilla, is looking to be every bit as good as Tsar, and is a feminine version of him at the same age. At two days of age we can say that she has the best fleece of all cria this year. We are simply smitten with her and so is Millie!
And so to this morning. Patou Sirrocco (a Columbus girl) produced her first cria, a lovely brown female sired by Qjori. Born at 7.15am she was up quickly and is feeding well.
Here she is, two hours old, with Sirrocco who is a brilliant first time mother!
Due to the fact that I have broken the scales through neglect (left them outside in a bucket which subsequently filled up with rain water) we don't have any weights yet, new scales due to arrive this morning. Guesstimates on weight? I would say Vanilla is about 6.5kg and this mornings, as yet unnamed girl, about 9kg. I will find out later today.
I did take a short video this morning as the two new mums met up to compare cria in the sunshine.
So, three to go and we are done. The last 5 cria have all been girls, can this continue?