Friday 15 July 2011

Imala baby shares his brorthers birthday

Shortly after breakfast this morning it was clear that Imala was in labour, like a number of our girls this year she too was much earlier than her previous pregnancies and personal average.  I had said on Tuesday when her best friend Gabby had given birth that she wouldn't wait for her due date.

Imala has always produced smallish babies that grow on nicely and so far has given birth to 3 boys so we were well overdue a girl.  Well Imala true to form has produced another boy and this one weighs in at a tiny 5.77kg.  He is a little sweetie though, even with his inside out ear!

He actually shares his birthday with his brother Wynfor who is one today.

We are really pleased to get some colour from Imala, she was mated to Gianmarco's Masterpiece who has been allowing colour but you never know, especially as the two previous white males Imala has been mated to produced white cria.  Her son, who has yet to be named is a more consistent colour than his mum Imala too which is good.
Tonight the little man has his ear taped and his coat on and was happily running round the field with his mum in tow!


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Ah...he's lovely...facy him sharing his Birthday with his brother !!.....he looks a real sweetie and a lovely colour.....Congratulations on your lovely new arrival !......Jayne

Cotswold Vale Alpacas said...

Ah he does look so sweet, even with his funny little ear! what a tiny little man, a lovely colour. Congratulations


Rosemary said...

What a lovely little boy - and I like the colour!

Judi said...

He looks tiny but so cute! Just can't wait for ours to arrive!