Thursday 10 February 2011

Little Minimus

It has been a lovely day today so no excuses not to get the boys field cleaned, we moved them on Sunday and seeing as it has been so wet and the fields were all muddy I'd put off cleaning it.  However as space is at a premium here we need to get on with cleaning so the field can rest and recover ready for it's next stint of grazing.

Lucky for me my mum was on hand and very willing to help out.  One field was soon clean but the other is taking some time, and time is something we ran out of, so hopefully it will be dry tomorrow so we can get it finished.

Whilst we were out in the sunshine I took a few photo's.  It's been a while since I shared a picture of Minimus, so here he is with his mum Chiquita, aren't they both adorable.
Just to give you some idea of how small Minimus is, here he is with Rory who was partially bottle fed and is 10 days younger than Minimus.

I think Mimimus will prove very popular when we take him out and about, he certainly doesn't seem to notice that he is small and could begin a trend in pigmy alpacas!  It will be interesting to see how he grows once the spring grass arrives and if the cria that Chiquita is currently carrying proves to be as small. 


Anonymous said...

Lovely photos, Debbie. Back to 'normal' dismal weather today!
Must be a knitting day......

Patou Alpacas said...

You don't have to be big to be mighty Debbie!
All hail to Mighty Minimus!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Little big in the adorable stakes.....he is a pocket size alpaca....small is beautiful...lovely photos.....Jayne

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

He is a little cracker Debbie - do you have a theory for the reason he is small? Dave.