Wednesday 20 July 2011

Little Piccolina

I must apologise for my lack of blogs so far this week; I have been tweeting though as I can do that on the move!  Things have just been so hectic and by the time I stop at night I can't keep my eyes open.

Anyone following our twitters will know that Chiquita gave birth on Monday morning, what a good girl she waiting until I was back from the weekend show but not waiting too long that mum was still here (my mum has a soft spot for the Willow clan, Chiquita's mum).

Last year Chiquita gave birth to tiny Minimus to Gianmarco's Masterpiece, so we were keen to see what she would produce second time round.  This year to Golden Guinea she has produced a lovely little fawn girl who we have named Piccolina.
She weighed in at 5.87kg which is just over 45% than Minimus was.  Born at 336 days gestation she is showing signs of prematurity, her teeth haven't erupted, her ears are a little floppy and she is slightly down on her pasterns, but none of this is holding her back.
She was so energetic when she was first born she wasn't even bothering to look for the milk bar she was too busy getting used to her Bambi like legs running round the field.  I was beginning to get slightly concerned about the lack of feeding but we got there in the end without the need for a bottle or tube which is great.

Chiquita and her mum Willow have always been very close and with two younger sisters and now a daughter of her own it will be interesting to see how this family stick together.  Chiquita's sisters, Layla (Brown) and Angelica (white) were soon on hand to inspect the latest addition to the clan! 

Finally I thought I would just share with you a photo of Imala's exceptionally cute baby with his taped up ear, Paul is wanting to call Jam-Packed, so anyone with any better suggestions best comment them soon before he gets to recognise his name!


Unknown said...

Congratulations...glad to hear that Picolina has arrived safe and sound and maximus in comparison to her brother!

I really don't know why you don't let Paul choose the cria names Debbie?!!

Cotswold Vale Alpacas said...

Congratulations on the arrival of little Picolina, she is gorgeous, what a real cutie and a super colour.


Zanzibah Alpacas said... you and little Picolina...lovely name...she is very cute...I know why...Debbie chooses the names....! don't you !!......Jayne

Rosemary said...

Just catching up on blogs!
I really like Jam-Packed - and I think it is a great name!!
Piccolina is a lovely colour - congratulations!