Birthing has finished at Surico and we have some very special cria born this season. Surico Burton was mated to some of our really good females before he left for his sojourn in Australia. We have 5 cria sired by him, 3 females and 2 males all have his trademark dense fleece and other lovely fleece qualities. Also we have 2 very promising cria by Silvertail, a male we share with Thistledown. One is a female, named Silverbelle out of Meribel, the other a male out of Trendsetter, named Trailblazer. These 2 males, Burton and Silvertail add more dimensions to our breeding programme. Using Silvertail is the first time we have outcrossed our breeding for 10 years. We look forward to more of his offspring in 2019.
Last month saw some of our suri head off to their new home in Germany. As the export protocols stopped transport for a while, the females bought earlier gave birth and were remated and gave birth again. The 2 original females purchased ended up as 6 females heading to their new home. Two females had to wait until their cria were born and with their new female cria will travel in July.
The show season came to an end for us at Easter with the Royal Easter Show in Auckland. Our suri that won supreme during the season were, Surico Chaos at the National, Surico Ricardo at the Royal in Hawkes Bay, Surico Pascale as a junior at the Waikato Show and Surico Pascale as an Intermediate at the Morrinsville Show and again at the Royal Easter. The next will be the National Show again in October, this year in Christchurch.
We look forward to a quiet winter, with just feeding out, no shows and no births for a while.