Sunday, 27 September 2009

Meet Daucus

Here is our latest cria Daucus, who is doing very well. We have been worried that he could be deaf but seems to react to noises so we think he probably isn't. It is difficult to know when he is surrounded by others since they will react and he could be responding to their movements.

He likes to follow me into the garden for a quick nosey around before returning to the paddock and his mum.

Here is Dorrigo, our first Jack cria.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Last cria

Today saw the arrival of our last cria of this year. Unfortunately a blue eyed white was not quite what we were hoping for but he seems to be doing OK so far so we will have to see how he progresses.

The new cria meeting the others
(yes the huge cria on the right is Dahlia - only 2 1/2 weeks old)

Dahlia meeting the new cria

Two Jack cria

Definately a Jack cria......!!!





Sunday, 20 September 2009

Jack Crias

We have had some lovely crias by Jack this year. Here are some photos of the 3 we have here at the moment.




Friday, 18 September 2009

One down, one to go

This morning saw the arrival of our penultimate cria for this year, a little fawn boy.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Photo Update


New mums and babies



Sunday, 13 September 2009

Happy Birthday

Isla and I already share our birthday but now we have to share it with another.... Coco had a dark brown female cria today. Somehow we don't mind too much having another to share with!

Water babies

Our wires love the water, especially Herby who goes in the pond and water troughs as much as he can. Yesterday at the HWVA working test Herby did his first swim and retrieve from water (after the competitors had left).

Herby's granny Cally shows him how it's done.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Introducing Dahlia

As promised, here are some photos of Monique's cria, who is continuing to do well.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Sad news

We are sad to report the loss of Ambroses premature black cria boy tonight.

We had a trip to Aberdeen this weekend for Richard's brothers wedding (which was a magnificent affair!!) and left all our animals in my parent's capable hands. We knew the cria, Dodder, was weak when we left but we put it down to being 17 days early. Over the weekend it became obvious he was not well and the vet was called in. Mum and dad did an amazing job caring for him and we were so pleased they were here since their vigilance meant that we actually had a stab at saving him. Unfortunately I don't think it was ever to be and despite several trips from the vet, treatments, help and advice from Tracey and Tim we lost the battle for him this evening.

On a more positive note Monique's cria is doing very well. I will hopefully get some photos to post on here shortly.

Friday, 4 September 2009

A Girl!

We are on a tight schedule today because we are off to a wedding in Aberdeen. Just to keep everyone posted we have had a massive, fawn girl from Monique.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

A new arrival

Why are alpacas so unpredictable! We have one alpaca due a week ago, one this weekend and three on the 19th. Two of those due on the 19th had their cria early last year and one late. So....the one we thought would have hers the latest in the year had hers today - typical! 17 days early we have the appearance of another Jack boy, solid black this time.