Tuesday, 10 May 2011

She Devil strikes again!

So number 116 did come out and is currently residing in our garden.
She Devil gave birth late on Sunday night and much to Norfolk Farmers frustration abandoned her second calf (I actually thought he was joking when he told me). It seemed to be a fairly straight forward calving, the calf is quite big but she seemed to cope quite well this time, delivering with no assistance. But as soon as he was out she just walked off to the rest of the herd like nothing had happened. It was decided that the calf would spend a few more hours on the field to see if she would come back and we would make final decisions in the morning.

The next morning it was quite clear she hadn't fed him or really showed any maternal towards him whatsoever. We had two choices 1) Pen them together and try and force a bond
2) Take him away to rear ourselves
Norfolk Farmer decided on the latter as we all know only too well how she reacts to be confined on her own.

So Dodger, as he has been named is our latest charge and is settling in well, She Devil's future however is not so bright!

1 comment:

  1. Well at least she managed to give birth naturally this time.