Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Waradene St Patrick of EPC has his first cria of 2012
With a slight drop in temperature this morning; Beck Brow Sweet Willow decided today was the day. Willow is on livery here at Beck Brow, and belongs to Wiseman Alpacas. As this was to be their (and Willow's) first cria, it was all very exciting. In fact Willow should have charged for spectators, as Diana and Tracey (owners) were joined by Robyn, Amanda, my friend Claire and myself.
I have been dying to see what colours Waradene St Patrick of EPC was going to produce, and have been especially keen to try him over browns to see what depth of colour may result. Well I haven't had to wait long to find out...Willow delivered...a beautiful...brown female!! Willow is a mid fawn out of a white dam (who has produced both white and fawn) and a dark fawn sire. So it looks like St Patrick has a secondary brown gene...good boy Paddy!
She has been named Coco and weighed in at a healthy 8.5kgs. She was up on her feet within the hour and suckled at 2 hours old. Willow is such a good first time mum and absolutely adores her.
Coco at approximately one hour old...getting lots of attention from over the fence
Although it was not exciting enough to wake Chaska who has at last ventured out but still spends all her time asleep
Willow and Coco...such a lovely proud mum
Ben our shearer is coming in the morning. I can't wait to see them all without their fleece...we do already have one naked...
Yes, Robyn took Tyke to the dog groomers...I said a trim Robyn...that's a scalping!