Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Babies are coming the Babies are coming. . .

We knew that 7 babies in one season would keep us hopping and we are only about half the way there. On Sept 30, we had our first girl in over a year. We named her Ayla, but have been calling her Fine a Leigh. She has a beautiful face and would most likely be considered medium brown. She's not as dark as her mama, but her daddy was white, so we are very pleased with her color. Alya is quite a pistol. She loves to play with the other crias and has been gaining almost a pound EVERY DAY! At 2 weeks, she's getting pretty darn heavy!

Then on the day of our open house, Sugar gave us her almost 3 week overdue baby. This little fella still doesn't have a name but he's as sweet as can be! We don't know if it was all the activity at the open house or if nature was just taking it's course, but he never did nurse correctly. We had our suspicions that he would need a plasma transfusion and indeed he did. He had the fairly simple procedure in the vet's office on Monday night and this is him in the back of the van on the way home. He's doing well, but still is taking a bottle which tells us that he's not getting all he needs from his mom.

Then just 3 days later, Charm had her baby. This one was just a few days before we expected him and was under 15 pounds, but he was up and nursing before we came home from work. Both mom and baby are doing very well. Sometimes the names just come to you and we think he will be Prince Charming. Though it may be hard to see in the picture, he is brown with smokey gray tones which promises to be a very interesting fleece.

Both Ayla and Prince have the same daddy, Eldorado and these are our first 2 cria from him. Needless to say, we are very pleased.

Check back in the next week or so and I'm sure we will have some new baby pictures for you to see!

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