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Foal produces rare twins

Date Published: 11/06/2009

Maybe it’s down to the the organic land, but OF&G licensees Tony and Sally Herdman got something a surprise when their mare Aeriel produced a double delivery.

The twin foals, who are both doing fine but have yet to be named, were pictured with their mum in the Shropshire Star newspaper.

Sally told the paper: “We wondered why Aeriel was looking a bit uncomfortable before she gave birth but she is looking a lot happier now.

“Usually the mare aborts one or both foals or one is born dead or they both die soon after birth. It is absolutely amazing.”

The new arrivals, a filly and a colt, are now getting used to life at the Herdman’s Clyro Hill Farm, near Newchurch, Powys.

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