Friday, 28 January 2011

Oonagh sumed up

Oonagh was the first Barnacre cria born some three and a half years ago now, that is a day I'll never forget.  I'm sure many of you will recall your first birthing experience. 

Anyway from being a youngster Oonagh has never liked to share, she would rather starve than share a food trough and has to be fed on her own every feed time whether it be from a bucket, tub or your hand.  If anyone else comes anywhere near she will walk off.

Despite being the oldest cria and born to our bossiest alpaca at the time, she wasn't at all interested in eating hard feed and was almost a year old before she started eating it, and she would only pick at it occasionally then.

In fact her daughter from 2009, Kealani, is very similar in that department and regularly doesn't bother with hard feed, she is happy to share a trough though.

Anyway just to prove a point that she doesn't like sharing Oonagh has decided to add the water trough to her list of  'does not share' things.  She would rather put her head through the fence and drink from the other side; what is she like!

Sorry Faith I'm not in this picture either!

5 comments:

Rosemary said...

It is amazing how different their personalities are - and very strange how some will not contemplate sharing!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...
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Zanzibah Alpacas said...

What is she like !! indeed....the extremes of sharing.....No chance of the last Rolo with her then !!.....Jayne

Revised....version !!....making sense...I think !

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Oh no, is it inherited this fussy eating...am I to expect Hoity Toity's offspring to want private dining too!

Judi said...

Interesting though that it's not always the dominant ones that won't share! We have two "families" one who will scream at anyone trying to muscle in but another who just move away and miss out rather than challenge the bossy family!