Monday, 16 August 2010

Oonagh ends on a high

Oonagh has done us, and Gianmarco's Masterpiece (the sire) proud today, by producing a stunning female cria. She even waited until Paul returned from his 9 mile run; he's in training for the Great North Run, if anyone wants to sponser him he's doing it in aid of Macmillan Cancer.
We were hoping for a girl from Oonagh, she had a girl for us last year (Kealani), but her mum produced us three girls on the trot so we were hoping Oonagh would follow in her footsteps. Well done Oonagh your mum would be proud of you.
We have decided to call her Freyja, after the Norse goddess of love, beauty and fertility. Just as a matter of interest she also had two daughters so hopefully if she follows the family tradition this could be the same for our Freyja.
This was our last birth of the year so we've finished on a high. We now have 7 boys and 7 girls from our three boys and 2 outside matings. We are very pleased with the results our boys have achieved and can't wait for next year to see how the boys compare. It is a slow but very exciting process.
No more getting up at 5am to do a check of the field, although I've been doing it since the beginning of May so it will take me a while to get out of the habit I'm sure.

The girls were due to go on fresh grass today but we thought we would let Freyja find her feet before she goes in the nice lush green grass which will do wonders for everyone milk supply and cria growth.

8 comments:

Rosemary said...

Freyja looks wonderful - congratulations - and an excellent boy/girl ratio. You deserve a bit of a lay in tomorrow I think!

janet said...

Well done Oonaugh what an adorable daughter you have produced and well done Gianmarco the sire. Looking forward to seeing you and Freyja soon.

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Congratulations....!! what a fantastic way to end your delivery season !! Freyja looks very beautiful, Oonagh has done you proud...anything else left on that wish list !...Jayne

janet said...

Sorry Oonagh spelt your name wrong by mistake

Rolf Barbakken/Knapper Alpakka said...

Lovely looking cria, Debbie. Congrats to you :-) Love the name too :-)

Mark said...

Nice one Debbie.

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Congratulations Debbie...nice end to the season...breath out, relax!!

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