Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Tsar and new girls update

I thought I would start off the blog with a quick Tsar update.
Many of you followed our story last year of fighting to keep him alive where we literally tried everything to get him right.
We did get him right and he is doing well albeit still catching up with his chums in the growth stakes.

His fleece literally rotted off him last year it was so weak that it broke about an inch from his skin and came off in great clumps like a self shearing sheep (not sure what they are called). However his new fleece is growing back and looks lovely, its only an inch long but it is an inch packed with crimp and as bright as a new button, we are very pleased with his progress.
He was also attacked by mites which we have dealt with but other than that he is going from strength to strength. I had a cuddle with him this morning and he is as soft as a very soft thing. He is a very special boy to us and it is great to see him doing so well now. Why am I going all blurry eyed here!? It was an emotional journey and I am not sure he will ever leave us.
Here are a couple of pictures I took this morning, not great quality but here he is.
 
  

And so to the new girls, the last blog post revealed a brown girl very wet having just been born.
She is now six days old, is still wet (rain this time, not from being 'inside') and she is a little beauty, we have called her Waikiki.


And of course, little Whisper, now two weeks old and daughter of my favourite alpaca in the whole wide world is also beautiful. She is a real firecracker and is coming along very nicely.


On full alert here, we have 5 left and they are all 'due' in the next 10 days.

3 comments:

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Great to have a catch up on Tsar ( I can't see him going anywhere either...som are just too special). Lovely girls with great heads!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Fantastic to hear that Tsar is doing well after his ordeal, those babies are just gorgeous. Its great to see them thriving so quickly.... Jayne

Bev said...

Great news about Tsar's progress, all your love and care rewarded it seems.