Thursday, June 9, 2011


Cheyenne was born on May 17, 2011, and already seems like one of the herd.

It's interesting to watch how each female mothers their baby. We didn't know what to expect from Tehya, since Cheyenne was her first cria. Tehya's mother, Kateri, is a very doting mom who won't let anyone near her baby and won't let her baby wander too far away. We wondered if Tehya might be like that.

Tehya took to mothering right away. She had no issues with nursing. She seemed to know what her baby needed and tended to her easily. We do notice that Tehya and Cheyenne tend to sleep outside, when all the other ladies go into the barn to sleep. But other than that, Cheyenne is constantly around all the other ladies. Tehya hasn't kept her all to herself. Cheyenne will run and try to play with the other moms (who are not interested one bit). Cheyenne really wants a playmate. We are so happy Sancha finally had her baby so Cheyenne has someone to play with!

Here's Cheyenne at a three weeks old:

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