- Jun 2, 2004
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- Brandon Manitoba
Tonight about 6 I went out to have a look at all the foals & as I walked by Timie I was trying to sneak a peak--thought her bag looked a little fuller but not 'ready', she had her tail up some and her vulva looked TIGHT. Hindquarters weren't really loose last night, didn't look any different at 6 tonight. I thought well, I'll have a closer look later when I catch her.
Went in for supper, dawdled around cuz I didn't feel like going out & doing chores in all the mud we've got here. Got back out about 8:30, cleaned a couple sheds--saw Sherry (Timie's companion) go hiking into the shed, looking quite keen but I paid no attention to her. Got some hay to take to the 3 fillies in the front corral and happened to glance out to the back again. There was Timie, just outside the shed, with.....some little 4 legged creature that shouldn't have been there.
As it is, the foal seems very strong for being so early. His front legs splay out a bit from the knees but really not too bad & I'm quite confident they will straighten up just fine in a few days. We'll keep him out of the mud for a day or two--it is drying up again so if it doesn't rain now for a few days the footing will be pretty good by mid week.
Yes, this one is a colt--I'd been kind of thinking it would be and actually sort of wanted a colt off this cross this time around. We were hoping this foal would be a match for Serenade, a nice bright silver bay. Silver bay mom, silver dapple dad (JEM Ice Man) and this colt comes out BLACK. At least I think it's black, not bay (definitely no silver on this one!)--he was still too wet to tell while we had daylight, and by the time he was dried off, it was too dark to tell. Under artificial light he looks like a smutty buckskin, but that's impossible--I can see definite black points, lighter body, dorsal stripe, but the body color is very golden, not red at all. I still think black. We'll see better tomorrow.
I think his name might be Cedar Plains American Patriot, but that's not final yet.
I'll try & get some pictures after work tomorrow.