View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:27 pm

Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Big surprise! 
Author Message
Enthusiastic Gardner

Joined: Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:31 pm
Posts: 362
Location: Wallendbeen NSW 2588
Post Big surprise!
Had a friend over yesterday for a visit and whilst showing him around i oticed Regan, my herd matriarch, was absent. This is quite unusual as she never missed the opportunity for a feed of pellets.

A little while later we went for a walk up the back of the property and spotted her in the corner of the paddock under a stand of trees. She ppeared to be grazing.

We continued on our walk and came back past her about twenty minutes later. Imaging my surprise when a newborn calf wobbled out from behind a tree! As i didn't want to upset her we left her to herself.

She appeared at the gate with her calf about two hours later and got her hoped for bucket of pellets.

Its a little black long leg bull calf. I'll post a picture later when i get on the PC.

It was a surprise as she wasn't showing much at all. I thought she still had a couple of months to go!

So that's my first for the 2013-14 season. Just hope i keep my 2:1 heifer-bull calf ratio :mrgreen:

[color=#0000FF]Dexter & Jersey Cattle;Pigs; Merino Sheep; Plymouth Rock, Light, Buff & Speckled Sussex, Marans, Faverolles, Orpington and Australorp Chickens; Pekin, Aylesbury & Indian Runner Ducks; Pilgrim Geese; Bourbon Red & Royal Palm Turkeys.

Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:37 am
Profile ICQ WWW

Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 1:57 pm
Posts: 34
Location: Kialla East, Victoria
Post Re: Big surprise!
They are the nice surprises, especially when they do it all by themselves :)

Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:36 am
Site Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Thu May 13, 2010 3:44 pm
Posts: 3803
Location: Gundaroo NSW/ACT
Post Re: Big surprise!
We are expecting our first any moment now!

Shire Horses, Dexter Cattle,Dorper Sheep, Large Black Pigs & Barnevelder Chickens
Darkmoor Shire Horse Stud

Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:44 pm
Profile WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 3 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware.