So, on Wednesday, I am sitting in the field trying to stay awake, whilst Roma (Fine Romance our only girl left to birth) snores...she snores for England...it reverberates through the valley...and whilst I am amused by the irony of the situation...Galaxy obviously is not...Now I am fortunate to have a partner who doesn't snore...but Paul tells me that it is a very annoying habit...and Galaxy seems to agree...for she got up...went over to Roma...and booted her...I kid you not!
Anyway, Roma obviously needed the rest, for today she delivered the goods...by the time I arrived home at 8 am she was already showing signs of labour. Roma is white and was mated to Waradene St Patrick, with Roma having a fawn mum we reckoned this gave her a 50% chance of producing a fawn...could we be lucky enough to get a fawn female for our last cria of the year...YES we could!
Poor Roma had a traumatic time, although the cria wasn't especially large (8.5kgs) she struggled. She also took 6 hours to pass the placenta; adding to her agitation. She has had some Finadyne and a long acting antibiotic (as she had a little help) but isn't overly amused by the experience, hence her daughter (who is provisionally called Foxy Sox...I like it. Paul doesn't) has been given cows colostrum.