Friday 18 February 2011

Family trends

I can't believe it's already Friday evening, the weeks just fly by.  It's already almost the end of February and it will be birthing time again before we even know it.

Our first girls are due at the end of April, they are 280 days to be precise.  Both are maidens so it is hard to gauge how long they will go.  I would expect Princess Mallika to birth first as she comes from a line of females who all birth quite early whilst Sienna's mum Nefertiti has an average gestation period of 350 days!

I just love following family trends and statistics, I find it fascinating.  Here is a prime example I managed to catch on camera the other day of family trends.

Willow's first born daughter, Chiquita, followed in her mums footsteps putting her head through the fence to eat neighbouring grass.  Although saying that Willow doesn't quite take it to the extremes that Chiquita does who frequently has her head through the stock fencing!

Willow's second daughter Lalya has inherited the same tendencies! 


Rosemary said...

Mine used to put their heads through - but now we have electric fence outside the paddocks they are not so keen!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

The Grass is greener..on the other side of the fence !!..apparently !......Jayne