Sunday, 19 June 2011

All Hell's broken loose!

Well okay, relatively speaking all Hell has broken loose! I know the big breeders have 12 births before morning coffee but we've had three cria in three consecutive days and for us that is the equivalent. Not only that but we have another two who simply must pop in the next day or two. I tell you people we don't know where to look at the moment.

Yesterday's blog announcing the arrival of yet another brown female Columbus cria was posted before breakfast. Perhaps I should have waited as before the day was out another one hit the turf. This time it was the turn of Minnie the Minstrel to give us her Columbus baby. A lovely brown male (well it would be brown wouldn't it?) who was very quickly up on his feet. He had been baking for 331 days and weighed in at a respectable 8.32 kilos. He has been named Patou Sherwood which has immediately been shortened to Woody. Here he is with Minstrel who is a Jack of Spades girl.  


Then this morning we were on Penny watch. Sue called the alert first thing stating that Penny was spaced out and didn't seem to know what to do with herself. Well at about coffee time this morning she seemed to figure it out as she gave birth to a very handsome dark brown Jack of Spades male. He had been baking for even less time at 329 days and weighed in at an even more respectable 9.10 kilos. If we could have picked a female to have a boy it would have been Penny, she is one of our top brown females. She is a Witness girl and is a top notch coloured female. We have a feeling that this little fellow may be something special. As a result of our hunch he has been given a suitably splendid name, please allow me to introduce Patou Sultan, here getting a cold nose up the rear end from Bannock.


So it's been pretty busy around here one way or another but one thing is for sure. One little brown girl has certainly captured my heart and is rapidly becoming very popular here. Little Spirit with her floppy ears and masses or curly fleece is simply gorgeous!

7 comments:

Amiryck said...

My goodness, what a good year you are having with the cria. Congratulations.

Llama Karma said...

They all look splendid and I am sure we will see them next year in the show ring

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Ahh...Spirit is absolutely adorable:)

Inca Warriors! said...

Patou Sultana... how lovely! Let's hope you'll be "raisin" your glasses to celebrate his show wins!! lol
P.S. In all seriousness, great photos and lovely cria, you must be thrilled!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Floppy ears or not, Spirit will melt hearts even before they straighten. Good news all round.

Knapper Alpakka said...

Some nice looking crias, Mark. Congrats from Knapper Alpakka!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Gorgeous...!! what a great result....looks like you are on a roll now !!!........Jayne