Tuesday 30 July 2013

Sandstorm cria

I'm not quite sure what's happened to blogging, I never seem to find the time to sit down and write it!
Since I last blogged Sandstorm, our fawn boy, has had four cria, three here and one at Castleside Alpacas.
First up I give you Castleside Eliza, she is just adorable, just like mum Godiva she is super friendly and has a fabulous dense dark brown fleece; I knew I should never have listened to Paul when he made me sell her!
Next up we have out little pocket rocket Chiquita who gave birth at the weekend when Paul's brother and his family were up visiting.  Meet Pasha, meaning small is Russian and also after the dancer on Strictly Come Dancing as he did plenty of dancing round inside Chiquita.

He was a tiny 4.71kg which was a bit of a blessing really has he had two legs back so Chiquita needed some help to get him out.  He is already over 5kg and a super active boy who just like his brothers is very friendly.
Next to give birth was Gabby, who said alpacas wait for a fine day?  The worse day we have had for weeks and two decided to give birth!  I went out to check on Snow who had been looking decided suspicious earlier to find a gathering in the main girls field.
I thought it was bound to be Geena who was due, but no, sat next to Gabby was a little mini me.  Cold and wet and not standing I knew she needed to go down to the house. A medium fawn girl.
She had a slightly wonky neck but that's now straightened.
I rang Paul to come and help as in the distance I saw Snow starting to push!  Four minutes later her cria plopped to the ground! A very cute fawn boy.

We now only have three cria left to be born, I'm sort of hoping these will be girls as the boys are currently 10 v 5!


Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Glad to hear of your good news with lovely healthy cria. We've had a couple of nice females - your blog list shows a very old post of mine - access now via. the website.

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Congratulations on the arrival of all those lovely babies ...no wonder you haven't managed to get a blog done ...! Jayne

Unknown said...

So the boys have won whatever! Here's hoping you can at least even it up a little. We are 12 v 4 to the boys with 9 to go...I think 9 girls in a row might just be a bit much to expect!

Patou Alpacas said...

Congratulations, a busy week!

Low Park said...

Well done! You and your girls have certainly been very busy indeed. And as for the results? Well, they're just too gorgeous for words.