Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Star delivers a whopper

Can you believe it, I spend hour after hour in the field, but with no one looking likely to birth I decided to nip into Morpeth for some essential supplies and then get on with some jobs at home. 

Then this evening when I went to do the evening feed run on my way to the Cambo yarn group there to my surprise was an extra black cria!  I hadn't actually realised initially, Spadicious was running round the field with a black cria I assumed was Celestial. 

After shutting the chickens in I went over to feed the girls and as Star walked past me I noticed she'd halved in size (she was enormous) and it was blatantly obvious she'd given birth.  A second glance at Spadicious's new playmate it was apparent this was Star's baby. 
A very big solid black boy, very well done Loki.  We weren't sure what we'd get from Star who is a not very consistent grey. He weighs a massive 10.21kg, thankfully despite Star being a maiden she managed to birth without any assistance.  These babies are certainly big this year.

After checking all was well and baby was feeding I headed off, albeit slightly late to the yarn club, more on that tomorrow as I need to update my birthing records before bedtime. 

6 comments:

Rob said...

Hello Debbie and all of those wonderful alpacas. My family and I are seriously considering starting 2 male alpacas soon and we could use any guidance you are willing to share. It is the latest post on our blog, I appreciate the help!

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Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Well done Star...and all done on the quiet too!

Cotswold Vale Alpacas said...

Wow what a whopper! He looks lovely, well done Star a text book birth :) ...... Ginnie

Knapper Alpakka said...

What a great result, and more than 10kgs! Congrats to you :-)

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

WOW ! Just goes to show....you spend all that time keeping an eye on them...and one appears...from under your nose..Congratulations...I think Star was waiting for a little bit of privacy !!........What a wonderful new boy.....and he's a whoppa !....Glad the weather looks much nicer with you there.....Jayne

Rosemary said...

What a big baby! Looks a lovely black as well! Congratulations!