Well, sunny and one day before due date our first cria of 2011 arrived.
A strong and energetic male, he arrived while I was away in Pembrokeshire shearing for the day. My mother-in-law, Shirley had to sort out the drama and did so brilliantly.
I checked him over when I got back and all is well except for the inside out ears. Not fully developed? Slightly prem? One of those things? Millie’s cria last year had the same but some judicious application of millipore tape to fold them into the right position worked wonders, so I will try the same again this year. Some say leave them alone and they will sort themselves, others say intervene or they will stay bent. Tape is the safer option and won’t do him any harm.