Friday 28 May 2010

A solid brown boy

I said last night that as long as the weather was good today Kate would have her baby, and she did, our first Golder Guinea cria!!!! As you can see it was a well witnessed event, mum and I from a safe distance but half the herd as close as they could possibly get.

Despite Kate's usual unsociable behaviour she didn't seem too bothered by all the attention and as she did last year with Midnight Star, she ended up sitting down on the job.

It is a healthy solid brown boy weighing in at 8.85kg, he is lovely and has his dad's facial features, I am hoping he will have his personality too. Last year Kate went a full 365 days however this year she was only 337 days which is early for us at Barnacre.

He was soon up on his feet and didn't have any problem with Kate's huge teats and is now happily running round the field.

Sorry for the poor quality of the last photo it's the only one I took that someone wasn't in front of him or he was still wet.

Hopefully Willow won't be too much longer as she is now at 353 days.


Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Great news Debbie! what a crowd of onlookers too. Interesting how short her gestation was considering the winter, and other periods for births this year so far. Dave.

Unknown said...

Congratulations from Grandfather Legacy...he is sure to be a looker!

Rob @ Wellground said...

Nice cria Debbie, well done.


Rosemary said...

What a lovely cria, Debbie. Fantastic!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Fantastic...he looks a smasher ! Nice chunky boy !!..and I can see the Guinea stamp !! already.....Jayne

Knapper Alpakka said...

Nice looking bloke. Congrats!

Patou Alpacas said...

Congratulations Debbie, cracking colour!