Sunday, 28 February 2010

The Futurity

For those of you wanting a photo fix from the futurity, here you go. Unfortunately the subject matter is a bit biased but you can get the gist!!! We had a great, although tiring weekend, as always, in good company.

Champion Fawn Suri Male (a Remus baby owned by Moonsbrook) - Gorgeous!

The mighty Patou, Mark with Millie winning Reserve Brown Champion Female!

The intermediate brown female class - well the 2 animals that mattered anyway ;)

Darwin - a beautiful brown boy bred by Inca Alpaca

Thanks to dad for the photos!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Oh Herby!

Poor Herby is beside himself, his mum is in season, so he is very worried. He can't eat or spend more than a minute without whining! He has now decided that he has to chew on Isla's slipper to ease his frustrations!

April, deciding it's game on for getting away with things, perches herself on the window seat - no she isn't meant to be on there!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Black alpaca breeders day

Inca alpaca very generously hosted a day for black alpaca breeders yesterday at their farm. There were talks and discussions on fibre processing and the associated preparation of fleece. An opportunity to see some high quality older females to recognise the traits we should be looking out for in those and some examples of the results and consequences of breeding decisions. I was very lucky to be invited and appreciate the effort that was put in to holding this event. A great way to learn more about the industry!

Kerry from Toft Alpaca Shop talking about fibre processing.

The hog roast!

Kerry showing us the principles of sorting a fleece for processing.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Sun at the weekend

We were lucky to have some sunny weather last weekend so I was out camera in hand to snap the alpacas enjoying it.

Moselle (isn't she just lovely Mark ;o) )

Coco's family... Cinnamon, Coco and Danika

Two Jack cria, Dyer and Danika

Another lovely Jack cria, Dorrigo

Danika and the one eyed but very beautiful Dill