The next morning he seemed fine and we left her to her own devices. By the afternoon it was obvious that he had not yet had a drink, looking very sucked in and lacking energy. It appeared that he had spent quite a bit of time sucking on her leg and not on the udder and had used up his energy. Lucky for us Cue-tee has such a great disposition and had no issue with us milking her and then trying to feed him, still no joy he did not want to drink. After about an hour of him resisting the teat and bottle, we finally managed to get him feeding. By this time we had about 2 litres of colostrum and he guzzled the lot. Mark fed him before coming to bed and this morning he seems to be feeding from the bottle much better, all we have to do now is show him were the milk bar is on his mum and life will be that much easier. Thankfully we have our converted barn and both Cue-tee and the boy are happy tucked up in there with hay, water, straw bedding and buckets of treats. We will continue to feed him until he gets onto his mum, hopefully it won't take too long.
Welcome to this little fella who we have named Gizmo or the Giz for short, pardon the pun!!