Friday, 13 July 2012

More planning ahead...

 It was a rain free day yesterday...and a birth free one...which meant I managed to get some cria photos taken. It was around 6 pm before I got the camera out hence the moody blue sky:


Beck Brow Lexus (sire: Waradene St Patrick of EPC)

 Beck Brow Pedro (sire: Anzac Almost Illegal)

Pedro with Beck Brow Bendrago (sire: St Patrick)

Beck Brow Shackleton (sire: St Patrick)

Shackleton again

And again pestering Beck Brow Advantage (sire: St Patrick)

Wise Alpacas Coco (sire: St Patrick) who wouldn't play ball with her ears!

Missing from the photos are Beck Brow Lula (sire: EPC Top Account of Fowberry) and Beck Brow Lullaby (sire: St Patrick) who were asleep in the fading sunshine. 

The majority of our cria are going to be St Patrick progeny this year; next year we will have a greater variety. We are using our own elite males: Beck Brow Explorer; Virachoca Black Sabbath; and Waradene St Patrick of EPC over most of our girls this year. However, we are conscious that we will need to bring in some new genetics in the future, so we really need to be breeding an unrelated stud male. We are planning well ahead, but if we do have a top quality male born next year it would still be 2015 before he would be working and able to cover our St Patrick / Black Sabbath / Explorer females. Hence we are planning a trip down to EP Cambridge Alpaca Stud, and we will be also using some Inca Alpaca stud services (in the hope of breeding a coloured stud male)...we are bound to get females with such plans in place!!!

P.S we have just heard from Jenny at Fowberry Alpacas in North Yorkshire, they have two lovely Waradene St Patrick additions; Songbird and Scirroco see their latest news for photos of all of their 2012 cria.


  1. What lovely photos!
    And sunshine!

  2. How nice that you got a break ... in both weather and births! I think I'm keen on Pedro. :)

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  3. Err hum, coloured stud males, have you forgotten what we do down here in Patouland!