Thursday 20 May 2010

Birthday Girl

Today is Midnight Star's 1st birthday.
Star doesn't fit in with the Barnacre ethos one bit, as you can see she is far from a solid colour and she is a nightmare on the halter, hardly the friendly alpaca we like to pride ourselves on!
However, she is a real character and the first one that people pass comment on when they see the youngsters. She also has a very nice fine fleece which we will blend with her mum Kate's.

Kate is currently in the later stages of her pregnancy, she is at 330 days today and is already looking more likely to birth than some of the girls much further on.

She is spending most of the time laid down grunting away to herself. If you click on the picture you will see the back end bulging.
And just look at the size of her teats!!

Alice seems slightly better with her baby today, and he is allowed to feed a little more frequently and she doesn't seem to be kicking him off so much.
He is still wanting milk from me though so he's obviously not getting enough. I have made her a little pen outside the shelter so at least they can get some sun on their backs and she can have a little grass.
We have named him Kazuo, pronounced Kah-zoo-oh, it is Japanese meaning first born son. I hope you approve mum!


Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Nice work with the camera Debbie.

janet (mum) said...

Really like the pictures,its really nice to see alice letting him feed. Not sure about the name,but it will grow on me.Looking forward to seeing all the animals again soon,they look so different when they have been sheared.

Rosemary said...

Lovely pictures - I'm glad Alice and Kazuo are doing well.
I can sit for ages listening to some of them grunt!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

The pictures are great..and I love the name you have chosen for him !.....Hope Kate soon feels more comfortable !...looks like things are going to be sooner rather than later .......Jayne

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Midnight Star..might not fit with the Barnacre ethos....but she certainly fits with the Zanzibah One !!!!......;0)

Ps...Duke(x)is fine !....Jayne