This alpaca blog is intended to give a light hearted view of the day to day activities of an alpaca breeder, as well as providing an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge gained along the way.
Beck Brow Alpacas of Cumbria is an alpaca farm situated within the beautiful Eden Valley in the North of England. Our aim is to breed the finest quality alpacas available...this is our journey.
Sunday, 6 June 2010
It's another little white boy! Morden Hall Honario, a maiden, had a text book birth, delivering a male cria weighting just under 8kg at 1.45pm today. He was up on his feet within the hour and had had a good feed before two hours had passed. He is pictured at just over two hours old, with the older boys watching on. Thankfully we can just sit back and watch this time.
Explorer has again gained weight and is looking fit and strong. It is amazing to see how big he is when compared to the new little fellow. He is amazingly dirty as he rolls in soil at every opportunity. Still can't tell if those ears are just dirty Debbie!
Explorer checking out his new playmate!
What a difference a week makes!
We really need some girls to be born now, preferably fawn ones. Silverstream Galaxy ET, a fawn Silverstream Czar girl, who has NWA Ltd Ruffo on her dam's side is next due. She is clearly bagging up but is not quite 11 months yet. Hopefully she will produce something off the wish list!
We are going to be getting a couple of coloured girls delivered to Beck Brow sometime soon. However these will be coming by trailer! More on that when all is confirmed.