Thursday, 19 July 2012

New Baby !!

 On Tuesday morning around 10.30am Tremona had her baby, a lovely Light Fawn Boy ! This makes this years total to 5 boys and not a girl in sight !  The complete opposite to last year when I had 4 girls and 1 boy ..... I cannot complain as this baby is the first son of Zorba, out of five matings he has produced 4 girls for me and now this gorgeous little boy. He is yet to be named, but he is doing well and is really quite beautiful like his mother who has gorgeous dark markings around her eyes. 

This is Zodo, Marquette's baby he is now just over one week old.  He is the smallest baby here at the moment and he has been having a little toilet problem, I think we have it under control.  He is very vocal and has a rather big 'toot' for his size.  Marquette has lots of milk and I think this might be the part of the problem.  I am keeping a very close eye on him.

This is Dusty and Zanto today, we had a bit of a scare with him last week. To cut a very long story short, I found him in the field the day after he was born, not breathing I ran all the way up the field to find him lifeless...lying with his eyes open.  I had only left him for minutes after keeping a close eye on him all afternoon.... it was a horrible moment.  I just managed to get there in the nick of time and somehow I managed to revive him, I was so relieved when he came round and started to breath and come round.  I really don't know what happened but I think maybe he was knocked over or something ...maybe the pigs were the culprit as they had got into the orchard and the girls hate the pigs......maybe in a dash to escape and he was caught in the stampede to run away from the pigs.  Thankfully I found him in time, but I believe that if I hadn't noticed him at the time I did ...he would not be here now....!

This is Zavia and the new baby getting to know each other today.

Zavia, Zazu and the new baby having a bit of a play.

This is the girls today out grazing in the field, the group is growing day by day.  Needless to say we are on baby watch after the last weeks events.  Just goes to can't be too vigilant.


Terry said...

What a terrible scare Zanto gave you! So glad you were there to revive him.

The new baby is absolutely beautiful!

Shirley said...

Lovely cria Jayne, you'll be chuffed by your efforts. Well done on saving Zanto, a near thing sure enough. Shirley & Robbie

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Gee whiz sounds like a very scary moment. Like you say you can never be too far away

Rosemary said...

VERY Scary!

They look like a beautiful 'gang' of cria!