A good day to give birth?...Camilla thought so. Now Cambridge Camilla is one of our best females (quite possibly THE best) so this alone puts us on high alert when she goes in to labour...add to that she has had 2 births; Beck Brow Explorer who needed a plasma transfusion (we will let her off as he has gone on to be a multiple Supreme Champion) and Beck Brow Rumour Has It, who was born unable to lift her head and needed lots of physio (but also a prize winner).
Well, Camilla surprised us in more ways than one. Camilla has read the text book and read it well. Firstly she came in out of the rain and took herself into the area that we have for newly born cria (right under the heat lamp). She had a trouble free birth within half an hour of going in to labour. The cria was up on its feet and drinking within the hour. Placenta passed within the hour too. The other surprise? He is most definitely beige (none of this; is he isn't he this time). Although Waradene St Patrick of EPC ( his sire) is fawn, we thought Camilla (sire Accoyo Remarque) with her pure white pedigree would have produced a white. Good work Camilla and St Patrick!
St Patrick is doing an excellent job for us, producing some great cria in all colours. He is undoubtedly an improver, but he has surpassed our expectations as an enhancer -when put over our elite girls- he has added real brightness and a fabulous handle to their progeny. We have just received a photo of a St Patrick cria born from one of his mobile matings last year. A beautiful light fawn female from a white dam (see bottom photo)...a happy customer!