Tuesday, 8 June 2010

We've had another one!

At the moment I barely get the time to write a blog proclaiming another Patou birth before we go and have another one.

Yesterday was our first boy, a cracking looking dark brown Jack of Spades cria out of Poppy, today our own mighty herdsire was about to have his turn.

This time it was another girl leapfrogging Bannock, who remains pregnant at 358 days.
Priscilla, who has been pregnant for only 330 days and is one of our original foundation members produced a lovely light brown (possibly dark fawn) girl, the second daughter of Cambridge Columbus! We are delighted with her (name currently pending, due to Sue's pontificating).

She is very strong and weighed in at a healthy 8.28kg. We are doubly impressed with her as Priscilla hasn't had a solid coloured cria since 2005. Priscilla has a white spot on her chin and her last three cria have all had white markings. Well this time we seem to have got it right. Good old Columbus has produced, as far as I can make out, a very solid coloured cria. In fact I think she does resemble her father.


So there we have it another brown girl joins the mighty Patou herd. I don't know what we have done to cause the cria gods to smile down upon us but we are very happy with things so far!

6 comments:

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

She didn't bother waiting for fine weather then? Congrats.Dave

Amiryck said...

Lovely - she doesn't half look like Erica!

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Congratulations Mark and well done Columbus!...I meant to report Mark that Jack of Spades progeny did very well in the juniors at Northumberland...your girls certainly look to have fantastic potential...good luck with them and your new little Columbus!

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

She looks fab Mark, you are certainly doing well down there this year.

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

The cria gods ..are being very generous to the Mighty Patou !!...I think...you must have sold your sole...to...reward them !!.......Well done Columbus ! and Priscilla.......and the new baby...we await the naming.....!Jayne

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