Memphis spent all day yesterday in the silent stage of labor. We watched and waited.
At 9pm her water bag appeared and shortly thereafter a little ram lamb was born. Memphis is the daughter of Todd, a famous old line of CVMs. At first I was sad she bore a ram but then I thought this is good! The Todd line continues with some new genes from Neville (the lamb's sire) mixed in.
He knew just what to do and was on his feet and nursing within minutes. Strong and healthy.
We went to bed at midnight and I went down early this morning to clean up the jug and give Memphis fresh water and some alfalfa treats. All is well. He's just a perfect CVM, dark legs, light body and the badger face (it will develop in time).
Have a cigar!