Sunday 21 December 2008

Fantastic fleeces

The winds have continued to be strong the last couple of days, but all our hard work in the recent field shelter construction obviously paid off because all are still standing and still have roofs!

The good thing about the winds mean things are drying off, including the alpacas which is nice. We have been able to admire some fleeces - seems a while since we were able to do that on fully dry animals. Legend of Spartacus really stands out, the brightness and crimp in his fleece is fantastic and goes from head to toe. I really can't wait until the spring to get him working on our girls.

Gianmarco's Masterpeice also has a superb fleece which is very different in character to Legends. Loki is also showing great promise, he is still only 18 months old so time will tell if he will go on to work for us. Golden Guinea is in a seperate stud field so he missed out the on inspection.

We then moved into the girls field, Chiquita's fleece just blows me away. Every time I look at it I am amazed at it's brightness and the uniform crimp running through it. We only have four months to wait for her mum Willow to have her next cria so fingers crossed it will be as impressive as Chiquita.


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Merry Christmas to you both and all your alpacas, Best Wishes for the New Alpaca Year...look forward to reading your Blogs....

I don't think were going to have a white Christmas, but hopefully the weather will be kind....Jayne

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Merry Christmas to you too Jayne.

I don't think we'll have a white Christmas either, it's actually warmed up slightly here.