On Thursday it was Ep Cambridge Aria (sire: Ep Cambridge Peruvian Ceaser) who decided that the weather was just right for a special delivery. Aria was due to have our first Beck Brow Explorer cria of the year so we (mainy me actually) were (was) rather excited...Velvet the dog likes a birth, but I don't think she is bothered who the sire is. So I called Amanda to see if she wanted a coffee whilst we waited, then Robyn and Hettie turned up, so Soprano was welcomed in to the world by an appreciative audience
As it would be Amanda and I had been discussing whether we should put Explorer over more coloureds so see what he could produce. We knew that both his dam (Cambridge Camilla) and his sire (Ep Cambridge Navigator) had produced colour, but had one of them passed on that coloured secondary gene? I had commented to Amanda maybe we will just find out by breeding him to whites (both passing on a secondary colour gene). Well we didnt have to wait long...Soprana is a lovely deep apricot colour...and the spitting image of her sire as a cria!