Monday, 2 November 2009

Cria updates

I had the chance to have a wander amongst the massed ranks of the mighty Patou with the camera this afternoon. Since we have been back from Oz it seems that I have either been asleep, falling asleep or waking up. The trouble is I have been at work for the last three days! And no, I can't remember a thing.
Anyway it was nice to see that this years cria are all growing well. Young Samson here, despite appearances is light fawn and has grown noticeably whilst we were away. His owner lives in Australia and Samsons mother is now pregnant to the Clumpmeister.

He is best buddies with the lovely Minstrel. Actually when I say best buddies that may not be strictly true. He is more pest buddies with her. He follows her everywhere and she occasionally turns and spits at him which doesn't put him off at all. He seems to treat it as a priviledge.

Then there is Millie who was actually born late last summer. Daughter of the fabulously wonderful Lily (our favourite alpaca in the whole wide world). Millie is very hard to photograph especially as I had the long zoom lens on today as she grazes at you. Everywhere I went she followed me grazing. Two problems there when you are trying to take her photograph. Firstly she rarely looks up and secondly she is invariably too close!

Next up is Penny who was born in March this year, she is the daughter of our resident spit-fountain, Bobby and is huge. She is as big as Millie and 7 months younger. All that fresh spring grass must have been good for her.
Lastly just to compete with those Amiryck people we have Josh. He is not a Post Graduate Bitch like Daisy though, more a slobbering half-wit but we love him anyway!

6 comments:

Amiryck said...

Ooooh look at Penny.....our competition for next year :).

I am sure you could enter Josh in Post Graduate Dog!!! Daisy only got there by being too old for Junior!!!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Nice pictures...of your Patou family...the crias look in fine fettle...and fine fleece...its marvellous how these babies grow..before your very eyes....Jayne

Carlos Montoya said...

nice to know there is more than one slobbering half wit on the farmyard hey?

Lucy of Coire Alpacas said...

Penny is huge! Pie chin looks a lovely colour, doesn't she? All the crias are lovely....

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

You southerners are in for it tonight !!...apparently !!...the weather is on the move...you might need to get those wellies and waterproofs out !!.......Jayne

Lorna Penfold said...

Just caught up with the blog Mark, first time since your trip. Thanks for sharing the pics etc with us. Looks like the trip of a lifetime! xxx