We will be (all fingers/toes crossed) a Grandmother!

Please keep everything crossed for a successful delivery and healthy foal in late June!

Yes, Hetja is pregnant – we had a blood test done and it has been officially confirmed.  I am trying very hard not to be over-excited as there is a long way between now and June.

Here is some technical bumf, most of which I will admit means very little to me as I nodded off when we did genetics in Biology at school.

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But, from what I can see and workout, there is a 71% chance that the foal will be five-gaited (please please) and a 50% chance it will be chestnut, though Daisy is crossing everything for a bay.

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I am thrilled as we were beginning to wonder whether Hetja was in foal or not. She is not showing any signs of being a different shape, although we kept telling ourselves it was early days.  However, she did get narky when Jo touched under her belly, when trying to have a look, which is not like her at all.  Hetja has perfect manners as befits the lady she is.

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We also wondered because everyone hated each other when introduced last July and this is a first for both Taktur and Hetja.  So they evidently seem to have worked out which bit went where.

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(OMG, remember that?  Summer – with grass, flowers, no mud – I feel faint).

Hetja will be a wonderful mother.

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She is that instant maternal type and has been Esja’s surrogate mother since their arrival in Shetland.

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A bebbie – I can’t wait.  What a gorgeous mix of Handsome Prince and Loving Gracious Lady.

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8 thoughts on “We will be (all fingers/toes crossed) a Grandmother!

  1. Karen

    Oh my goodness, how exciting. I will be keeping EVERYTHING crossed for you all and hope to have a sneaky peak as I am up for 3 weeks this year mid June to 11 July! I know the odds are against it but I’m with Daisy…a bay would be stunning 🙂

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  2. Linda

    You said it: ” What a gorgeous mix of Handsome Prince and Loving Gracious Lady”
    CONGRATULATIONS – and you know how much fun this is going to be for us to follow 🙂

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  3. Deb Twomey

    Oh I can’t wait!! The foal will be gorgeous. Do we wish for male or female? I ,too, will be a grandmother in July. 2 black medium Shetlands. Think it will be black?? I am wishing for a little girl to cuddle.

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  4. Terri

    Wonderful news about the Bebbie-in-Waiting! (holding breath till late June….) It will be interesting to see what these two beauties produce. We’ll love it, whatever!

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  5. Jean Ward

    Congratulations Frances! I shall follow with interest and perhaps come to visit if I’m up in August as usual.
    Jean

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  6. Kelly

    Ohhh I had been wondering about this! SO exciting! It’s bound to be a BEAUTIFUL bebbie, no matter what. Prayers for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

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