Turns out, all 5 cygnets are females! They have been pinioned. All are doing great.
Started the year with a bang! Shipped off one male Black Swan on the 9th. Followed with two Black Necks on the 17th. Then, a first…received a shipment of cygnets on the 27th.
Shipped two females to Texas, a male/female pair to Mississippi, and a male to Washington. All arrived in good condition, all doing well.
The last member of the November 2016 hatch is leaving the ranch tomorrow morning. She will be flying down to Odessa Florida. She has a male there waiting for her. She has been a very good surrogate mom/big sister to the January 2017 hatchlings. They will miss her, I am sure!
Took the two to the vet on Friday, February 17th. Both were disbudded.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7PM, Diablo and Grayson were born. Diablo was first, Grayson a couple minutes later. Diablo was up and walking right away, Grayson took his time.