I forgot to mention that Silverstream Hoity Toity (HT) sat to be mated last weekend. HT is the Czar maiden who lost her pregnancy at 5 months gestation in January. She was due to go back to Anzac Alpacas to be mated with Shalimar, but we decided to put the mating on hold and review things next year. One of the reasons for the decision was that we felt that a 9.5 hour round trip for a drive-by mating with a rather high maintenance girl, would not have given us the best chance of a successful pregnancy. It looks like we probably made the right decision, as she is obviously not going to be the easiest to keep pregnant. She has now been mated with Hollywood. I don't know if anyone has had much experience of drive-by matings involving this kind of distance?
Nutmeg weighed in at 8.5kgs this morning. That is a 1.8kg gain in 8 days. She is such a poppet and very confident. She seemed to like my chicken impersonation anyway: