Thursday 26 February 2009

Happy Birthday Barnacre

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARNACRE ALPACAS, it is two years since our first three alpaca arrived on site.

We have come along way since those three girls Duchess, Blossom and Willow arrived. That said, these three girls have produced ribbon winning cria including the Junior Reserve Champion at the Northumberland County Show and 1st place fleece at the Slaley Show. This just goes to prove how the breeding up theory does work.

Using the best studs can for your girls is something I can't emphasise enough. This is why we are so excited about our three herdsires who are all fantastic.

My parents arrived yesterday as Paul and I are heading off for the Futurity tonight, mum wanted to run through everyones requirements with me for a day before we went.

Gaussian has been a relatively good boy for her so far, she has given him his last four feeds and all but one he has taken. Hopefully he will continue to be good once I have left. We weighed him this morning seeing as we will be away on Saturday and he's still heading up 16.66kg (36.7lbs).

I've even shown mum how to post a blog entry so all you not at the Futurity keep your eyes open for her posting.



Happy Birthday! Yes, breeding up certainly is effective. It took us a few years to finally see results in our breeding program, but once we acquired Shaq, it was upwards all the way. Good luck at the Futuriy!

Lucy said...

Yes, Debbie, we have really noticed the impact our males have had too. We are lucky enough to have three great males too. Can't wait to see this years' progeny. Most of them will be to In the Groove. He is our special boy! Hope you have a nice time at the futurity. And of course, Happy Birthday!!

Alpaca Granny said...

Thanks for posting Gaus's weight in pounds for us on the other side of the pond. He's just a few pounds heavier than JR., who is 5 1/2 months old.
Hope that you have a great time at the Futurity......