Wednesday 21 August 2013

Birthing Season over (not for the sqeamish)

Monday saw the end of birthing season for another year with Pressure giving birth to a lovely white female.  She has to win the award for fastest birth ever. 
I saw that she was in the very early stages of labour after breakfast and I literally turned my back for a couple of minutes and not only was the baby out but it was kushed!!
I think the rapid fire birth also took the cria by surprise because she was rather slow from here on in!  There was quite a lot of blood but everything seemed ok and her breathing was fine.  With no attempts to stand or look for the milk bar I reluctantly got involved, some lamb kick start (a bit like red bull for new-borns) seemed to do the trick and after being helped to her feet she was soon looking for milk. 
Pressures' presentation of the placenta was very busy, there were all sorts of bits hanging out all over the place!  Thankfully everything came away ok and Pressure is clearly loving being a mum.

Her cria who has yet to be named has a very promising fleece which is extremely dense.  She is from Shalimar so has Highlander on her sires side and Encantador on her dams so she should be destined for great things.


Unknown said...

Congratulations Debbie and to the lovely Pressure. Glad that I read this before breakfast and not just after...yuk!

Rosemary said...

Congratulations on a successful birthing season!
Just eating dinner as I read your blog!