I decide that I would take a look and see if anything was happening. Now Bramble is not the most co operative of girls at the best of times and I was on my own so wasn't to hopeful. Bramble was still sitting down and I approached her she gave me that .............. don't you dare come near me look! , but stayed put and I managed to feel inside to see if anything was going to put in an appearance ............. there was two feet and a head but I couldn't feel the nose, a bit of gentle feeling about and I found the nose, the head was slightly back presenting the top of the head instead of the nose. Once I got the head around the right way Bramble started to push ............... still facing down the hill so she pushed uphill, but at least she was doing something. So at 3.45 pm a large (8.5kg) arrived, sired by Caliban and we have named her Calico, standing up and suckling with in the hour, not worst for her slightly drawn out arrival, tonight she has her coat on and is running around the field with the other three cria.
|Bramble still facing down hill!|
|Bramble & Calico this evening|
I have been out with the camera today as I spent so much time in the field tried to get all three cria in one photo, this only happened when one sat down. The little brown and white cria has been called Choc ice, Ember still weighs less than Salvador and Choc Ice even though she is nearly two weeks older.
|Embers rear end, Choc Ice sat down, |
Salvador trying to play.
We are taking two of the boys up to the show and as they are forecasting rain and mist tomorrow I have put them into the field shelter, which they are not at all please about. The inside of the shelter is now plastered in green stuff and I am not sure if the same green stuff counts as field condition!