Saturday, May 19, 2007

Expect the unexpected!!

This morning while doing routine feedings I checked on the two girls that have due dates of May 25. Both were very comfortable and ate their breakfast without hesitation. I also flipped up their tails to look for signs of impending birth and there were none. I went back to the house and returned a half hour later to finish doing water buckets and scooping. I was greeted by a solid chocolate male cria that had just been born in the last few minutes. Sweet Kiss had given birth and was standing over her new son. I was taken by total surprise. He is a healthy guy and was up on his feet in 15 minutes, he also was nursing totally unassisted. His weight is 20 lbs. 8 oz. I'll post some pictures by this afternoon.

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