Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A confirmed pregnancy (at last!)
I have exciting news that I've been sitting on for a few weeks now - just to be sure!
Sirocco Opal is FINALLY pregnant. We've tried her with about half a dozen different pedigree boars, and none have been able to 'do the deed'. She's not an overly aggressive sow, so I don't know why it has taken so many months, but texels are notoriously laid back, so I'd say the boys have just been a little too easy going up until now.
The sire is Hazelron Romeo shown below, (it will be his first litter with us), and I'm expecting either one good sized bub, or two average sized bubs.
Opal has started dilating as well which is a relief being an older mum, so now we just wait and cross our fingers for a safe delivery. It is more than likely that any resulting offspring will stay here, so there will be no adoptables from this litter. (sorry to all of my very patient waiting listers, especially those of you who have been waiting for over a year now. It doesn't look like we'll have babies available for quite a while yet either...)