Sunday, April 28, 2019

Disappointing but not tragic

Today at shearing, it became evident that Tink isn't pregnant.

The shearer could not feel a cria while he was shearing (and he could feel the crias on the other two girls who are due later) and once she had a year's worth of fleece off her, her body shape was different than the other two girls (one is her daughter).

Our vet is scheduled to be at the farm on Thursday so she may have an ultrasound to see what is happening. This isn't that unusual---one of Ann's girls, Catalina, often presents as pregnant and it ends up she got a little chunky from the extra pellets. There are a couple of reasons that this happened, and it is likely we can breed her again but we'll see what Dr. Pat says.

Of course the good news is that Tink is just fine and that's really the important thing. Some of you who have read my blog for a while know that I lost both a cria and her mother a few years ago and that was tragic--today is just a disappointment.


6 comments:

Caffeine Girl said...

So sorry for the disappointment. But there will come a time!

Kym said...

I'm so sorry for your disappointment -- but happy that Tink is well! XO

kathy b said...

BWAAAAAAAAAAH. IM so sorry! I wanted a baby! My maine coon breeder is offering one of her cats as she just doesn't come into heat enough to be a breeding mom. I wish I had room to take her. She is gorgeous. This baby business is difficult in the cria world.

DelightedHands said...

Disappointing is right but not tragic and that is a very good thing!

KSD said...

As you say, the important thing is that she's good. (And, honestly, who among us hasn't gotten a little chunky after a few too many pellets?)

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Glad Tink is okay but very sorry for the disappointment.