Red Lantana

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Re: Red Lantana

Postby Heidi » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:14 am

Vicki,
Just pop her in a padded post pack and send her here (with a few air holes), shouldn't cost more than $10 to send her, she's that small!Glad she's going well and don't worry about work, you'll get it done when you need to. Make hay whilst the sun shines.
H

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Re: Red Lantana

Postby Glyn » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:24 am

Vicki she certainly looks very cute. Does she have that "premmie" cry - sort of mewing something like a cat? or is she more advanced than that? Pleased shes feeding well - always a good sign, and how is Mum doing?
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Re: Red Lantana

Postby dggoatlover » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:12 am

Hahaha! :lol: :lol: Babies are just the biggest time wasters. I love watching our goat kids play and before you know it you been standing there for a couple of hours!!! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Red Lantana

Postby minnie » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:09 am

Took her into the vet yesterday as she was a bit constipated but she got over that on my lap in the car on the way. :roll:

He weighed her at 7.6kg so our scales are obviously a bit iffy, thank god for that as I weighed more than I hoped I was when I weighed me to then hold her. :o

She's going super well and jumping and running... this morning tried it on with Mr Curly (the alpaca) for a drink out of his leg and was chasing him, it was a little disconcerting for him and Mr Brown. :lol:

Now trying to get more than between feeds than washing towels and making bottles... I need to be 25 I think. ;) More energy!

Glyn, no she has a pretty good 'bah' nice and strong, Phil says Cinnamon her mother is doing fine and looks to have passed everything in saying that we're still keeping a close eye on her and he's pulling lantana from the paddock they'll most likely be in today.
:D
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Re: Red Lantana

Postby Glyn » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:25 am

Oh I'm so pleases Vicki, I didn't like to say before but when we had the dairy farm we found that premmies born with that cry were the ones that didn't make it - presumably because their lungs were too under developed. I'm relieved now that she sounds robust enough and seems to have that vitally important 'will to live'. Enjoy - she will be a great friend and as a result make a great house cow.
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Re: Red Lantana

Postby childoftheearth » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:31 am

Hi Vicki,

How are Cinnamon and Fatima going?

I was so thrilled for you when I read about the calf's arrival, it must have been a big boost to battered spirits. Have you/will you put the calf back on Cinnamon, or continue to hand raise her? The concept of a calf "throwing a tantie" really amused me.

More photos always welcome!

Cheers
Elaine

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Re: Red Lantana

Postby minnie » Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:34 pm

What timing Elaine,

I just came to give everyone an update. DH says Cinnamon is putting on condition and doing well with the herd (I haven't been out there since Fatima was born).

Fatima is doing really well, she's been drooling a lot and poking her tongue out a lot and of course she's teething, so part of a tooth has appeared. Cattle get there teeth in the womb normally so a big deal for her.

She's bright full of beans and if I can get time to put my small videos to a youtube format I'll let everyone know.

Here she is today 9 days old:
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And I got this compost frame from bunnings (two actually and put them together. They're in the lounge room so she's not swimming the floor of a night, with an inflatable air mattress underneath and blankets on top (not many shown here) I wrap her up (she can get out of the wrap if she wants) in my fleecy dressing gown with a towel and babies disposable nappy under her, with another blanket on top for the night time.
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And for Heidi - Mr Murphy (not yet fully grown) like to lay near but not next to her... so he's in the background on the same rug.

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I measured her and it looks like she's grown and inch or two.

The vet rang today to ask as well, he's really happy at her progress as well, do you see that she's grown?
:D
Vicki

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Re: Red Lantana

Postby Mojojo » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:22 pm

You got the cat and cow in the same photo together! I love it!
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Re: Red Lantana

Postby Glyn » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:23 am

That gives a whole new meaning to the work 'House Cow' Vickie :lol: - a great look for prospective buyers, shows the versatility of the place !
Hows the selling going BTW.
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Re: Red Lantana

Postby minnie » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:33 am

Hi Glyn,

Had a couple of offers and just waiting on contract signing...

One of these people came to look while it was raining and Fatima was in the lounge (the day I got the pen from Bunnings), so I said to the agent you'd better warn them there's a calf in the lounge room. Well when they turned up it was a fellow I knew who had been a wildlife carer, so I laughed and said he won't mind and he laughed as well... not many people could cope I guess but she wasn't going out in the cold! ;)

I keep saying it's not over till the fat lady sings, and this fat lady isn't singing yet. :lol: Just hope it all goes through quickly and without bumps, I'm so over the stress of it all, and most wasn't needed it was the first agent and their handling of things.
:D
Vicki

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Re: Red Lantana

Postby dggoatlover » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:12 am

Oh she looks very healthy and gorgeous! :D :D Beautiful piccies :D :D :D

Love you compost frames from Bunnings - think you just found me an idea for a couple of hay holders in the kidding pens :D :D

Fingers crossed on a quick sale with no probs for you 8-)
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Re: Red Lantana

Postby childoftheearth » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:31 am

Hi Vicki,

How wonderful that you have had an offer so quickly. It certainly seems to prove that the other agent was not doing his job. Fingers crossed for a smooth settlement.

BTW, I don't think I ever gave my children as much care and attention as Fatima is getting!

Cheers
Elaine

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Re: Red Lantana

Postby Mojojo » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:15 am

Maybe your gal will challenge the world record holder for smallest cow, this article on news.com.au today:



A MINUSCULE cow with a taste for contemporary music has been named the world's smallest by the Guinness World Records book.

Guinness says the sheep-sized cow from the West Yorkshire region of northern England measures roughly 33 inches (84cm) from hind to foot.

The 11-year-old cow is named Swallow and her owner, Caroline Ryder, said she would spend Thursday either grazing with her herd or listening to BBC radio in her cowshed.

Swallow is a Dexter cow, a breed known for its diminutive stature, but is small even by Dexter standards.

She already has nine regular-sized calves and is pregnant with her 10th. Guinness said her youngest calf has already grown larger than she is.

Guinness World Records 2011 is published today in the UK.



Read more: http://www.news.com.au/world/english-co ... z0zk11LMEG
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Re: Red Lantana

Postby Hayhay » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:35 pm

Wow sorry to hear your cow was poisoned but glad she pulled through. And how wonderful that her little calf has survived! I too looked at the pic and wondered why you were saying the calf was small- then saw the little one on the ground!
Hayley

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Re: Red Lantana

Postby minnie » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:44 pm

Hi Jo,

Read about that today, and they had reference on the dexter UK forum as I'm sure Carolyn is a member there.

Apparently she's a one off, proportional and just born tiny... :D

I'm hoping my girl will grow to normal size, if she's under size she can't be registered which would be a real shame as she's a lovely little heifer with fantastic bloodlines.

Hi Hayley,

Yep lots have overlooked what looks like a cowpat in the background. :lol:

Vicki

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Re: Red Lantana

Postby Heidi » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:59 pm

Vicki,
Thanks for the update, and an even bigger thankyou for getting the cat and the calf in the same photo!!! I will now go show it to my husband who didn't quite believe me when I told him about your calf!
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Re: Red Lantana

Postby minnie » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:11 pm

Just thought some of you may be interested to see Fatima now, at nearly 6 months old.

She only has 2 litres milk of a night with weaning pellets and chaff and is out with the herd all day... so I take her out of a morning and back at night. She's getting good at coming when I call her from the verandah, at first she'd bellow back and wait for me to get her, which was good at first but she's bigger now.

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It's a big change from that first photo of what looked like a cow pat. :lol: :lol:
Vicki

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Re: Red Lantana

Postby Heidi » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:17 pm

Vicki,
She looks healthy and robust now! One mistake I have noticed with ALL dexter fanatics ( :lol: ) when they take a photo, is that they assume that we who aren't Dexter devotees really understand how small they are. Without a point of reference, she looks like an Angus (sorry if that is an insult to the breed). So... please, take a photo of her standing next to something so I can see how big/small she is! Remember the cat photo?!!! I couldn't get over her size.

Can't believe how time has flown, and that she is now 6 months old. You have done so well with saving her, from her small beginnings. Are you going to train her to be milked? Being hand raised, she'd probably be perfect!

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Re: Red Lantana

Postby Heidi » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:19 pm

2yo standing on my lap say "Cowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Cowwwwwwwwwww"
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Re: Red Lantana

Postby minnie » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:45 pm

Hi Heidi,

I've been trying to get DH to take her pic next to me, so I'll push a bit more.

No insult, you can't see them little horns she has now as well. ;) Just loves to rub them on my leg, which seems always bruised these days. :lol:

I really should have had her trained to the halter, had the perfect opportunity, if I get time I'll do all the weaner girls together, just need some nice soft halters to start with... I've always rubbed her legs and udder and she'll make a great house cow.
:D
Vicki


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