Thursday, February 4, 2010

Babies, babies everywhere…


It’s cria season here at the farm and they’re hitting the ground every day at the moment (which means a serious marketing effort later in the year, otherwise we won’t be able to feed them all!). It’s a daft time of the year really, it doesn’t really tie in with the Australian show season – Any that are worth showing only get a couple of shows at the end of the season and are too old for the 6-12 month classes next year.

DSC02178 So far, the results are good, mostly females and only one lighter than medium fawn.

DSC02234 Our little Suri sideline project is looking promising as well with both of Colin’s to drop so far being beautiful solid browns.

One more and we’ll be able to enter a progeny team at the end of the year. We’ll keep you posted on how things go.

So far this year, no serious problems (keeping everything that’s crossable well and truly crossed…), we had one mum that was a bit fragile, but after a couple of false starts, she gave us another brown girl.

Even Juno, our only fancy has managed to ‘go solid’ this year.


As you can see from the pictures though, it will be nice when we get some grass back…


  1. Great news, hope it all continues to go well we've still got three months until ours start.

  2. We also have three months to wait for cria so it is nice to get a baby fix from elsewhere!

    Sounds like you are having a good season, lets hope the show season will be equally as good for you.

  3. Fantastic !!!...Congratulations on the birth(s) of your lovely new arrivals. Its a real relief when things go well. I have no cria due this year, as Im resetting the breeding clock to springtime, as my cria were late born last year Sept/Oct. I thought that I'd wait till springtime...its going to be a long wait....sadly....until I hear the pitter-patter of little toes !!......Jayne

  4. Wow so many Crias.
    were they all from one day?

  5. Hi Sorcha,
    No more than one per day so far - but that's more than enough