Monday 10 May 2010

A Hollywood Romance

At 366 days gestation we are seriously beginning to doubt our own eyesight. Camilla looks and acts pregnant and we would not be questioning her if it hadn't been for a negative scan and a seriously long pregnancy. I did think that she was going to the poo pile rather more often today but as Jayne said wishful thinking can make you imagine things. However we did hear from Cathy at E P Cambridge today who reports maiden pregnancies of up to twelve and a half months this year. So there is hope yet.

I am glad to say that Hollywood seems to have got the hang of things and has become quite full of himself since his first mating; 40 minutes! I will remember to take a book next time. He was such a gentleman and quite romantic (given the facilities available).We will have to wait to see what happens at the spit offs. I had him pencilled in for a number of matings, so here's hoping all is in working order.

The little chicks that we had born are growing well and are getting quite confident. It is amazing how high they can now get. I keep finding them up in the trees! Is it the pheasant in the genes I wonder?


  1. Here's hoping !! will find out...but its the waiting !!..and not knowing !.....lovely little chicks......Im keeping my fingers crossed x......Jayne

  2. We had a maiden go 370 days the year before last and if the dates we got for another girl we purchased were right she went over 13 months; so there is time yet!!!!

    If it makes you feel any better I'm still waiting here for our first cria of the year too.

  3. Glad to know that she is not so unusual! She was looking asymetrical this morning...a difficult illusion to create if not pregnant I hope??

  4. That's a hell of a wait!! You must be chewing you finger nails to the bone by now. Maybe Camilla is just waiting until the weather warms up a bit!