Thursday, 12 June 2014

The good & bad of breeding

Firstly I would like to thank those of you who have been in touch following our two premmie babies, sadly despite my best efforts Casiphia's little man didn't make it and died in the early hours of yesterday morning.  Poor Casiphia was as heartbroken as I was, it's so sad to see alpacas grieving.

On a positive note, Isadora's baby is doing well, she has had no bottle at all today and is feeding fully off mum, she is getting steadier on her feet and today has enjoyed some sun on her back outside my kitchen window!

She is gaining weight to, tonight she is 5.79kg, so is back above her birth weight.  Fingers crossed she has turned the corner.

Following the sad loss of Casiphia's baby I decided to spend an hour in the field with the babies to cheer myself up and remind me why we put ourselves through the pain; the pleasures greatly outweigh the pain!

And here are a few of the pleasures born so far.  First up we have Cacace, she is a real mummy's girl.

Then the oldest cria, Invisible Sam, he is a real mischief and tonight weighted a very hefty 15.55kg.

Next up is Kimchee's daughter, we haven't agreed on a name for her yet but she is a little sweetie. 

Another no name; we are not doing well at agreeing on them!  This time from Meketaten, he seems to b sticking close by mum, despite not liking her constant kisses!

Next up we have Pixie and Mum Imala, she is a playful girl but likes to go running back to mum to tell tales!

And finally tonight we have Selkis, an Egyptian goddess.  She is just adorable, ultra friendly and with a fabulous rose grey fleece; everyone loves her! 


Shirley said...

So sorry to read of your loss but you do have a string of successes. Selkis is lovely. Shirley & Robbie

Rosemary said...

Very sorry, Debbie - I know how you must be feeling.

Selkis looks fabulous!

Judi B said...

Sorry to hear your sad news. Hope Casiphia is soon back on track; it must be horrible watching her grieve and sharing in her pain. Give her a carrot from me and a hug too...if she'll let you.

Patou Alpacas said...

Sorry to hear that Debbie, the ups and downs - one extreme emotion to another. Good looking bunch though!

Andrew said...

Sorry for the bad news, I know you will have done everying that could be done. chin up, deep breath.

Selkis is wonderful !

Karen Oglesby - Meon Valley Alpacas said...

Sorry to hear your sad news - some lovely crias