|Siobhan on October 11, 2013|
I believe Siobhan was bred about Aug. 14-16, based on my observations of hers & Cash's behavior. The vet preg checked her on Sept. 9 and could not tell. (He says he can usually tell by 45 days, so that would indicate she was not bred during a July heat.) On Oct. 7 the vet preg checked her again and confirmed that she is pregnant. That would agree with an Aug. 15 breeding.
|Macree nursing on November 5, 2013|
Here are some photos from November 19 that I enhanced a bit to try to show the details on a black cow.
Or do I need to worry about all the things I'm worrying about . . . like twins . . . hydramnios . . . or something I haven't even thought of?
The vet has to come give Macree a Bangs vaccine so I can ask him to look at Siobhan, but ours are the only Dexters he treats so he has very little to compare her with. The only other thing I can do is try to get hold of the genetic clinic (they never answer their phone) to see if I can bring her over for an ultrasound.
Welcome to the world of the newbie breeder who knows each animal by name. I don't know how those ranchers with 10,000 head can ever sleep at night!