Friday, April 07, 2017

We Have Test Results

Juniper's pregnancy test results are back and they look pretty conclusive.

We're going to have a baby! 

I was surprised at how disappointed I was to get positive results. I'm going to worry about both of them until that baby is solidly established in this world and they're both healthy and well.

The baby daddy was a jack, supposedly a mammoth, who I believe must have been dark brown or black. All of his babies that I saw were dark, but then all of the mamas were dark too. He was gelded after he got loose with all the girls too many times and unfortunately the vet didn't know that donkeys can't be gelded exactly like horses so he died afterward.

All of my foaling knowledge is 9 years old with Scout and mostly forgotten.  So it's time to start studying again. I ordered a couple books last night and I've got a video lined up to watch, another book to read, and I'm sure I'll be thoroughly terrified by the time I'm done with it all. Of course you hear about all the bad outcomes and not so much about the good. Most babies come into the world with no problems at all.

I wonder if I can build a temporary foaling stall right outside my bedroom window. :)

I have other big news too! Juniper lost her first baby tooth!
She's now officially 2 1/2 years old. I've decided her birthday is October 1st. 

A Very Merry Unbirthday to Her!

(She is always too close for a good picture)


farm buddy said...

I am sure it will be a beautiful, healthy baby. When do you think she might have this baby? Best of luck to both of you!

Linda said...

I feel for you--I'd be nervous, too, even though you're right, most pregnancies are just fine. She's so young though! Still, I'm sure it will all be good and you will have a new little baby to love on. That is sad about the Jack.

The Dancing Donkey said...

I know just exactly how you feel:)

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

Probably late summer to early fall. I don't know, really, but there are no signs that it will be soon.

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

Bella was her same age and she did well with Scout. I guess it is how nature works. I'll try to be there to help her if I can.

T.L. Merrybard said...

Oh golly, well it was always a possibility. I think probably in many countries, an din the wild too, donkeys foal this young because no-one regulates anything, so hopefully as a species they are pretty used to it. When it comes to your own darling, though, it is always nerve-wracking. Anyone who regularly breeds from their dear animals must be tougher than me!