Thursday, 25 December 2008

Happy Christmas

We've been out on our morning Christmas is the photographic evidence. After all the excess over the last few days I think we'll take it easy for Christmas day!!!

Hope you all have a great Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year.

Isla and Cinnamon
Cinnamon and Daisy
Cinnamon and some Amiryck girls
Cinnamon and her mum Coco
Richard playing!

Monday, 8 December 2008

Back to the showring.....

We have been out of the showring with the dogs for a long time now. On Saturday we finally got back in the ring with Apple and April. The was April's first show show since her litter. It was good to see some old faces there and the dogs did us proud. Apple came 2nd Open HWV and was awarded RBOB. April won her graduate class. Both against some worthy competition!

Apple - Amiryck Chara photo courtesy of Farlap Photography

Maybe we will have to get out again.......

Friday, 5 December 2008


We have been extremely lucky to have bred some beautiful pups this year. Here are 2 of them....

Amiryck Atlas at Farlap - photo courtesy of Farlap Photography

Amiryck Regal Remark - photo courtesy of T Hey

Friday, 28 November 2008


Our show team (of 2!) for 2009......

Our Groove cria Cinnamon

Our Accoyo Killawasi cria Clover, who has THE most amazing fleece

For anyone debating whether or not to use Cambridge in the Groove, here are our 3 reasons to do so....

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Sunday, 23 November 2008


Having been away for a pampering session with my sister Tracey, I returned feeling revitalised, but this weekend has put the icing on the cake.

Tim brought over gorgeous Jack to do some spit offs. Expecting at least one of our alpacas to be empty, we had decided we were probably best to delay any further matings until next spring. The good news was that all alpacas were pregnant, which means our latest baby will be due September next year.

Whilst Tim was here he took the opportunity to survey this years additions and I am pleased to report he had the same opinion as me on the cria. We are very much looking forward to getting 2 of this year's cria onto the show circuit next year. With the futurity accomodation, and my handling services booked I am also hoping to take the older cria with me. I can't wait.

The cherry on the icing was at the children's football tournement this morning where Isla scored a cracking goal (one of only two by her team). How proud was I!!!

Photos to follow when cria are less wet and we have a nicer day for it!

Monday, 3 November 2008

Post for the sake of posting

I have had enough of seeing a miserable post at the top of the blog so at the risk of posting for the sake of it......

I have had the information through for the Alpaca Futurity this weekend and am looking forward to our first alpaca show event of 2009 - what a way to start! I will only be taking one of our alpaca but will be flying the flag for Inca and Moonsbrook so I am sure will be kept busy.

All the pointer pups have now gone to their new homes - their progress can be monitored on our site

Hopefully will have some proper news to post soon!!!

Thursday, 23 October 2008

What a horrid week!

Rather predictably when I agree to do two extra days at work something will always go wrong but this week it happened in spades.

We have had a cria with colic, then his mum has an oedematous cornea and just to top it off we lose one of our alpacas overnight - Basil who we had shown last year who had also this year recovered from a broken leg. Just to make sure the dogs weren't left out Apple decided she had strained something and couldn't walk on Tuesday.

I am glad to report that the cria seems fine, the eye is stable and Apple has made a miraculous full recovery (typical wire).

On a more cheerful note here are some photos of our lovelys from this year.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

New addition for Inca....

For anyone wanting the inside track on what Inca Alpaca are up to I have the latest!...... In a few weeks time they will be joined by a pointer. Of course an exemplary choice. Pics below.

Sorry for those of you expecting to be updated with the latest happenings in the black alpaca industry!

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Inca Stud School

I have been at Inca headquarters today helping with spit offs and matings, and they like to start training them young there...

ps Gerry and Lucy - saw Cardhu there and he is really lovely

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

All's Well

I am glad to report everything is going well in the Amiryck household. Little Cinnamon, our latest cria is doing very well and is just as gorgeous as her little "Groovy" brothers.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Hooray a Groovy Girl

Excellent news today - we have our last cria of the year and Coco has given us a gorgeous Groove girl.

Puppies are all well

Thanks to the nice weather the puppies have been able to go outside and enjoy some fresh air.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Little monkeys

The pointer pups are all doing well and are now getting about and enjoying themselves a bit more.

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Sad news today

Unfortunately one of our pointer pups had to be put to sleep today. She had a blockage in her intestines and there was nothing that could be done. It was kinder to put have her put to sleep than watch her continue to deteriorate.

Thankfully the rest of the litter are doing well.

Friday, 22 August 2008

Jack in the house not to be outdone by the Patou herd....

Jack, having been to visit the Amiryck girls decided to pop in for a quick bevvy, before he headed off home!

Christopher doesn't seem convinced!

April's arrivals

We are delighted with the arrival of April's 7 puppies today. April gave birth to 2 black and white dogs, 1 liver and white dog, 2 black and white bitches and 2 liver and white bitches on the morning of 22 August 2008. Both mum and babies are doing well.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

They just keep coming....

Today saw the arrival of Annie's cria. With markings like his mum he won't make stud material but boy is he big! We are hoping our 3rd and final Groove cria will be a female! We will have over a month to wait and see though!

Monday, 4 August 2008

2 new arrivals

Well the birthing paddock has been filling up...

Sunday 27th July saw the arrival of Cashew 11 days early. Unfortunately he acted it and his mum wasn't sure how to deal with her first cria. The first day and a half saw us bottle feeding him, firstly with powdered colustrum and then with his mum's own supply. Thankfully on Tuesday he had found enough strength to feed from his mum himself and is now doing well.

Today we have had the arrival of another, a little black girl, about 3 weeks late. It was a text book arrival and mum and baby are doing well.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Daisy Retrieving

Daisy, our new addition, is doing really well with her training. She is retrieving toys already and it surprises me the size of things she will pick up.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

New Arrival

Well a month less a day late our first cria of the year was born. A brown female - which we are delighted about. Luckily Sam was just collecting her HWV pup and took a couple of shots for me - thanks to her.

Monday, 16 June 2008

East of England

Amiryck Basil has now been out for the first time at a show. He was awarded a 3rd place. He also represented his dad in the progeny class along with Tim's show pros. See him in the photos below with Christopher handling him-and what a good job he did!

Monday, 9 June 2008

Pups go off to their new homes

Well the time has come for the pups to venture into the outside world. The first 2 went to their new homes over the weekend. Although it is sad to see them go, it is lovely to see the smiles on the family's faces when they pick them up. They are sure to get as much pleasure out of them as we do. We will monitor the pup's progress here . We wish all the pups and their new families every happiness.

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Basil off on his adventures!

Well Basil is off on his holidays. He is going to his first show in a week and a half and has gone to stay with the Inca show team so that he can travel up with them. He is apparantly missing his mum and is slightly off his food, but he still takes a good photo.....Thanks Tracey. I hope someone gets chance to do a bit of halter training before he goes!