Sunday 26 April 2009

Alice has a change of heart

It has been another busy day here, we started off cleaning the fields. From the amount of muck produced in one day there is certainly no shortage of food being consumed.

We also had a spot of mating to be done, whilst this was going on we had Alice penned in too as she is empty and has not been interested in mating - until today that is. She obviously listened to me when I told her it was today or she would have to have an injection of Estrumate from the vet next week.

Our very keen white stud Gianmarco's Masterpiece was straight on the job, he's been trying to get his wicked way with her for a few weeks now so he wasn't missing out on that opportunity!! Unfortunately we couldn't convince Legend of Spartacus that it was his turn, at the minute he is only interested in watching and dribbling on the sidelines. I'm sure it will come, he is only just over two years old so there is plenty of time yet.

Aria is still not wanting to give birth, she is looking so uncomfortable and has been showing all the right signs for days but nothing. Kate is also getting ready, she is 342 days now so hopefully wont be much longer.


Perry Wheeler said...

How many days gestation do you work to Debbie. We use 342 days but our herd average is 338.
Sarah and Perry

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

I usually work to 341 days but my herd average is 343. Looking at the way the girls are hanging on this year it is going to increase!