It's a boy!
Last Monday, June 20, we got a call from Kelli, foster mom to a herd. Maggy is now officially +1, with the arrival of a lovely newborn colt. Both mom and baby are doing well, and the colt has already had his first vet appointment. Here's a quick note from Kelli:
Maggy was protective, but not aggressive. She allowed us to maul the baby as long as we stayed low...and thankfully the little guy likes to sleep up against the fence line. We put an extra rail down on the ground ringing the pasture because he did roll out of the pasture this morning, but I was there to take 2 boards down and push him back in with his mom. We did as much imprinting as possible with Maggy standing watch. The baby didn't care at all. He flinched the first couple of times we pet him and then he just figured we were safe since Maggy didn't object. He is absolutely adorable!
Maggy got better as the day went on. The vet came this afternoon and checked the placenta (which we had bagged up) and took his blood. Again, the baby conveniently laid down on the fence line and Maggy allowed the vet to crouch next to the little guy and take his blood and listen to his vitals without getting upset and taking the baby away. He's very healthy and registered on the high end of immunity he got from Maggy.
Melissa has alreay been out to meet our newest member of the Nevins Family. We're thankful that he was born in our care, rather than the fields that the rest of his herd came from. He'll have a much easier start in life than Maggy's first colt, Patches (aka Beckett), and we'll find him a perfect adopter when he's ready. For now, the little one will stay with his mom in foster care.
Most importantly, we are searching for a name! If you'd like to offer a suggestion, visit our Facebook page and let us know what you think the perfect name would be!