Viewing entries posted in September 2010

Rhode Island Red chicks

Posted by Hannes on 19 September 2010 | 1 Comments

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We had six little Rhode Island Red chicks born to the farm today. They hatched a bit early... or we had our expecting date wrong. At least they all made it safe and sound and healthy as we would want them to be. One can't help but try and hold them but the fiesty mother hen would not let you get near them. She has gone broody in the past and she is one of the best mother hens we've had. Solo was adopted by her previously - we never expected any hen to do that but apparently it does happen. As soon as we took Solo away from her to join our other youngsters, she started laying again and got broody in no time. This time she's got six little ones to raise. We do hope they all make it to adulthood so one day we could benefit with their eggs. Lets hope they all turn into good layers and at least make good mothers.

our first Rhode Island Red chicks
mother hen with our first Rhode Island Red chicks

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Zinzi, baby girl

Posted by Liz on 15 September 2010 | 1 Comments

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Zinzi, Cuba's first foal was born on a sunny spring morning at Angels Rest Farm. A beautiful Arab girl, she has 3 white feet just like her mum, soft brown eyes like her father Alexander and a feisty attitude like her grandfather Nasser.
Zinzi with mum Cuba, September 15th 2010, the day she was born, at Angels Rest Farm
Zinzi with mum Cuba, September 15th 2010, the day she was born, at Angels Rest Farm

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Shemani, beautiful boy

Posted by Liz on 2 September 2010 | 4 Comments

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Shemani is Jade's first foal, born on September 2nd at Angels Rest Farm. A beautiful Arab boy, he takes after his Dad, Alexander, and Grandfather, Nasser.
Shemani with Jade at Angels Rest Farm on the day he was born
Shemani with Jade at Angels Rest Farm on the day he was born

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Duchess

Posted by Liz on 2 September 2010 | 3 Comments

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After what seemed at times like a very long wait, Duchess was born on September 2nd at Angels Rest Farm. She was Maya's first foal. In the weeks leading up to the birth Maya had become enormous and we gave her the nickname 'the battleship' for being so large and grey. She was grumpy as well, but I can't blame her for that. When Maya first brought Duchess to meet us she was still wet and couldn't have been more than an hour old. She was still finding her feet and stuck closely to Maya's side. Maya in turn was most protective. Even Duchess's father Alexander was only granted closely supervised access. It was a priviledge to be close with them in those first hours.

Duchess with Maya at Angels Rest Farm on the day she was born
Duchess, a fast filly, 11 days old, running with her Mum Maya and cousin Merlin at Angels Rest Farm

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Plettenberg bay - Garden Route - South Africa