Meet Txiki. (pronounced Chickie).
I know! And she is so strong! She is kicking up her heels already.
Gasps of delight from here too. And she is not black she is a dark chocolate brown. And Alex is being a stunning mother. She has not left her baby since she was born and licks her and croons to her constantly. She is besotted.
Plus. And this is the good bit. She does not mind ME doing the same – well not the licking of course but this baby is SO tiny it is impossible not to touch. Alex watches me sternly of course, her head as close as mine to the calf but there is no aggression at all.
Her full name is Hartz Txiki. This means Little Bear in the Basque language. Even though Basque country is in Spain their language is totally different from Spanish. In fact this region is a fascinating study but more on that later. Txiki pronounced Chickie is so easy to say and my mother used to call all her babies chickie or chick too so I love the sound and also how the name looks. I loved having Inaki and his sister involved with the naming. This international life we lead is just marvellous. Here are your pictures – as promised this morning.
The sun is out! Talk to you in the morning!
Oh she’s GORGEOUS!
She is beautiful and as you say looks very sturdy 😀
*Squeals with delight* What an adorable wee calf and adorable name to boot.
🙂 Mandy xo
She’s a beautiful little thing! Glad everything is going well with baby and mother.
What a beautiful momma and babe. Congrats on the birth and the well being of both!!
Oh My Gosh!!! How absolutely fantastic!!! 🙂
Ooooh she is so tiny but perfect! And what a lovely colour. Welcome, Txiki!
oh my goodness, how beautiful can you get!!! I can well imagine you wanting to touch, and you have built the trust in Alex so she knows you won’t do her babe any harm. Alex appears so ‘blond’ in the bright light and next to Txiki. My grandmother used to refer to all the babies as chickies or chicks too, either that or lambs. Thank you for the photos ~ Mame 🙂
Oh, she is stunningly beautiful, her streaked and highlighted hair coloring lovely.
Does Alex have gold eyes? Momma and baby are beautiful.
She is so beautiful! Glad all is well with the new family.
a heifer!!!!!!!!!!!! HOORAY!!!! and a whole new ball game with now being able to reconfigure the
relationship with her mother. This is Great!
Congratulations – Tixki is so beautiful. A heartwarming post. 🐂 😀
Isn’t she a beauty! And what a good mama. There will be stories to be told, no doubt.
Just a tiny! Oh so dear! Brava Alex!
A devoted mom and a darling new addition. Lovely
Oh, hurray! She is very lovely. 🙂 Thanks for the treat of the extra post today for the update.
Welcome Txiki you little dark chocolate bundle of gorgeousness!
She is a gorgeous baby girl and I just love her name. Great that Alex is being such a good mommy.
Thanks for posting the pics.
LOVE! She is really a little beauty! Love the name.
Such a darling face and long legged too. Her fur is so shiny and looks like it very soft. Good job Alex!
She’s precious! Congratulations to the farmy!
Adorable Baby, Good Mama & I second Misky’s Congratulations to Celi & All at The Farmy. Thank you for the beautiful photos.
Great way to start the birthing season. What a beauty! I would be licking all over her, too, if I was her mama.
Beautiful…and that’s what my pals call me so am pleased to share my nickname with such a stunner!
We love her already!!
She’s just adorable! So glad it all worked out so well!!!!! Sorry I don’t comment more often. I read every day and love your pictures, the farm and animal personalities, and your voice: practical, dreamy, loving, hard working, kind, appreciating beauty in the obvious and the not-so-obvious. Thanks so much.
Yes, along with you and all the rest of the Fellowship, I am madly in love. What a grand name, too. Happy, happy sighs! ❤
She’s really cute – what a nice and beautiful baby! Good luck to the new Family.
Great name, and one can see he has moo-titude alreadly!
OMG!!! This is GREAT we didn’t have to wait until tomorrow for these spectacular shots–especially the ones with the two of them showing their relative sizes. Don’t ya just love the spin of hair on the top of her head–just like her mother’s? I am SO HAPPY for all of you. Tixki!
gorgeous gorgeous- we are ALL besotted!
Miss T is absolutely precious. (My computer won’t allow me to spell her name correctly.) I love especially the spin of hair on
top of her sweet head–just like her mother’s! Congratulations to all of you for a job well done. The happiest days are
the days babies appear.
Lovely way to start my day. Life is so much better with cows ☺
Two doses of wonderful news this morning 🙂 I got the first one when I got up at 1.30am to get the Husband off to work, and then the photos when I woke again at 7.30 am to start my own day shift! Iñaki is a very clever boy: tell him she’s “txiki haurra eder”. And what a bonus that she’s a little heifer, to add to your tiny Tiny herd.
Congrats to all concerned. 🙂
What a beautiful baby!
She is beautiful, those eye lashes are amazing. Love her name.
Congratulations, she’s a beauty. You’ve done a good job gaining Alex’s trust. Super exciting.
Beautiful baby! Totally girly.
Thank you for this amazing update.
Crikey that IS a tiny calf! Congrats to the first-time mama 🙂
She is tiny, and oh so darling!! ❤
How absolutely wonderful that everyone who stays on the farmy leaves a little of themselves behind! Inaki will always remember that little [actually not SO little!] lively heifer born and named in his time in a true Basque manner! And it IS heifer and so beautiful ! I daresay ‘Chickie’ may become ‘Cheeky’ in time – how many names did Boo have in the beginning – but this IS a very special day for you and us!!
What a happy day! I think I’m head over heels… 🙂
Be still my heart!
Congratulations and welcome to a gorgeous baby. Laura
What a beauty! I wonder if she’ll get the cute bangs that her mama has,
I just want to kiss and hug the little one! Please do so for me. Lots and lots and lots more love! Spread it around, will ya ? Gayle, so happy to see her granddaughter, Leah, 4, after a three week absence while I was in Washington state visiting friends and having dental work done. Sound teeth be hanged, I did not bite a one of them. So proud of myself for such restraint.
Welcome to the world, little Txiki!
Two delightful posts in one day. I’m so happy you have a girl. She is beautiful. And that mama is good at her job is a bonus.
Oh, and since baby’s name is not pronounced as written, how is Inaki’s name pronounced?
Celi, please correct – I am European tho’ of course right across the spectrum but I would say : ‘Ee-nuu-ki’ ?
Sorry: ‘Ee-naa-ki’ – should not write during working hours 🙂 !!
Yes ee-nah-kee. c
Oh so sweet! Congratulations on your precious, new addition to the farmy!
This is wonderful news! I’m finally caught up with your busy place and roller coaster weather. Hopefully spring has sprung! What a beautiful baby. Good job, Alex! I’ll have to get a picture of my writing space together for you, if it’s not too late.
Spring has finally arrived with warmth here, and Alex has a gorgeous chicky calf there. What more could anyone want?
Aw she’s lovely!
Congrats on the new addition to your wonderful farm family!
Goodness, she is beautiful. I love that coloring.
How brilliant 🙂
Big smiles your way .. She is just beautiful. Love chickie .. Delightful. And to think she doesn’t mind you near baby, extra special 😃
I can only echo everyone else’s thoughts at this point (coming in late, as I always do). Adorable, beautiful, precious! I imagine she will lighten up as she grows and look much like her mother. I raise Shetland sheep and the moorit color (a brown) are born the same – dark chocolate color as lambs, and lighten to a cinnamon or taupe-y brown as they grow. I will enjoy photos as Txiki grows, and welcomes Lady Astor’s calf in a week or so. Your herd is growing! FUN!