Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A name at last!

Sue and I have been discussing the matter of this years cria names for some time.

Most breeders use a different letter of the alphabet each year so that they can keep track of who was born when etc. We have stubbornly resisted this trend. I don't know why, it's probably my fault, I don't like to conform, I like to be different. I am a bit of a rebel at heart.

This year however, we have decided that it would be sensible to adopt a similar approach so that we too can be sure of who was born when etc.
We thought starting with A would be silly as we already had an A in Amelie. So we looked deeper into the mighty Patou names list. The latest letter that anyone's name begins with is P.
We have Priscilla, Poppy, Penelope and Polly (both born last year).
Logically then, we should follow on from P.
To Q!?!?!

Right................not so easy. But hey ho we decided to look into Q names. We looked and looked and found a few that we liked but could we find seven that we liked that we could pronounce, that didn't sound the same as the others?

We even tried making up 'Q' names, but no it just wasn't going to work. The only name I really liked was Quinn, as in The Mighty Quinn!

So we eventually gave up on the Q thing and decided to skip straight to 'R' names! Again much discussion ensued and not three minutes ago we have decided on a name for our first cria of the year.
She will be known as Patou Ruby May.

And here she is...............again (sorry but I am still very excited about her arrival).

We had a good look at her today and took her coat off so that she could get some air to her fleece. Sheis definitely a lovely deep chocolate brown.

She is showing slight signs of immaturity in that her ears are a little floppy at the tips but her teeth have erupted, she is big and strong and feeding well. We are delighted with her.

She definitely has a bit of her father (Lillyfield Jack of Spades of Inca) in her appearance and has a very solid frame to her. Strong legs and great fibre coverage together with a very pretty face and a truly beautiful colour. Fantastic.

So there we have it, Patou Ruby May


Amiryck said...

Patou Ruby May looks lovely and as you say a stocky young lass. Beautiful!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Patou Ruby a fine little girl...what a beautiful strong cria..she has a definate star quality......Jayne

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

The perfect colour to be called Ruby May. She looks fantastic... I'll have a dozen please!


Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

She looks fab, and I love the name Ruby, in fact you may recall I have named one of my lambs Ruby this year.

Lucy @ Coire Alpacas, Scotland said...

We also started with R names, because we were looking after the llamas for the castle and they'd had a cria called Rowan, so we followed suit. That was in 09, so this year it's the Ts for us. We have a huge list on our fridge door already! Wee Ruby May looks splendid. A lovely chocolate brownie colour.

Graham (trainee alpaca handler) said...

Lovely little lady...I look forward to showing her in competitions to come! My lucky streak might continue!! You could have called her "Queen Susan" ??

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Nice pics Mark - first boy (if you get one) could be called Rebel. And next year we can look foward to Sensible! Dave