Foal Rose will help rare breed to survive

PUBLISHED: 09:55 02 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:00 15 June 2010

AFTER being born three weeks late, rare breed Rose is already enjoying some foal play.

AFTER being born three weeks late, rare breed Rose is already enjoying some foal play.The Suffolk Punch is one of just under 400 in the country and the breed is on the critically endangered breeds list.But owner Sylvia Voysey, of Colcombe Abbey, Colyton, hopes that the arrival of another female will help with the continuation of the breed.She said: "Hopefully, with the help of dedicated breeders out there, we should be able to keep the breed going."Rose has been the 19th filly (female) born this year. It's still a small number, but the situation is looking better. "It was worrying when Rose was three weeks late. The horses nearly always give birth at night, so I had lots of sleepless nights, having to wait up. It's definitely a relief, and Rose is so boisterous now.

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