Tuesday 2 August 2011

Gaining nicely

Geena's baby who I have a name in my head for; I suppose I should run it past Paul before I announce it to the world, is looking good today.  His neck seems much better and he is moving it normally now, although he does have a tendency to hang it to one side if he's feeling sleepy.

You may recall Geena can't produce enough milk for her cria so they need topping up with the bottle.  Thankfully this little chap likes his, unlike Geena's 2009 cria Gaussian who I had to pretty much force feed for 6 months! 

He has gained a little weight today and now weighs 7.63kg which is good.  I also weighed Piccolina who is a very healthy 8.9kg, it took Minimus over a month to get to this weight so I'm hopeful she will be bigger than her brother.

Portamento was a whopping 19.85kg, he's only 6 weeks old, Minimus was that at a year, bless him.  I also weighed Jam-Packed, 10.44kg, it was an excuse for a cuddle really he is adorable, don't you agree...


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Delicious !...baby, Jam Packed !! good news about Geena's baby ...Jayne

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Unknown said...

Rumour's 'stiff neck' was much worse than Geena's cria and is virtually unnoticable now much of the time, but she still holds it stiffly when tired (4 weeks-old). I am assured that it rights its self eventually.

And yes Jam packed is indeed very sweet!

Rosemary said...

Jam-Packed is looking lovely!
Great news about Geena's baby.

Patou Alpacas said...

Jam packed is indeed fab. However, I sense a guessing game about Geena's baby, so here goes....deep breath.
Is it Snortnose, is it Agamemnon, Hercules, Windchaser? How about Fleetfoot, Bob, Rasmussen, Abdullah, Sheila, Tiny-toes, Masterblaster, Reihana, Reg, Wilberforce, Davis (as in Geena Davis), Smartypants? No, come on, how about The Sneezefarter!??! He will be one you know!
I give up.
I may, or may not, have had a glass of wine.

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

I'm thinking, Geordie-Boy, Gee-Whizz, Gannimead, or Grolsch.