Mount Pleasant Show 2016

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We took a small team of six alpacas to the Mount Pleasant show last weekend, all progeny of Leaenna Armani.

Pictured above are Haylilla Kokoti (brown) and Haylilla Monaco (Black) they both won first place as intermediate females in their colour classes, then Kokoti went on to win Reserve Champion female competing against all other colours – this is a wonderful result for such a dark coloured alpaca.

Haylilla Puzzle our leopard appaloosa stud male won Best Fancy of show.

Haylilla Mr Bingley won first place as intermediate brown male.

Haylilla Jakatta won second place as junior black male and Haylilla Ecuador won second place as intermediate black male.

Well timed rainfall a few days prior to the show enabled their fleeces to display a clean, soft handle making it a real pleasure to show this lovely group of animals.

 

Best buddies for a little lamb

 

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Two of our alpaca wethers, Rayban and Emelio, recently went to a new home and got straight to work guarding a flock of sheep.

Only days after arriving, they witnessed their first birth. Rayban and Emelio both behaved in a gentle, inquisitive and protective manner towards the little lamb and it’s mother.

Baby lamb clearly loves his alpaca buddies!

 

 

Pandora grows up

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Little Pandora has grown into a beauty. We expect she will part of our show team in the near future. Her fleece is a very unusual solid grey roan colour and she is super fine like her mum.

Appaloosa!

A very welcome addition to our herd, Leaenna Armani throws another spotty boy, this time from Fleur De Lys Sugar and Spice.

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Patchouli revealled

We didn’t know what to expect. Before shearing Patchouli appeared to be a white faced brown alpaca with a few light grey spots. After shearing shows her wonderful mottled grey and brown fleece with dark brown and light grey spots, just beautiful!
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Armani cria ready for shearing

Haylilla Emporio and Haylilla Bandito impatiently waiting to get their fleeces off.

The days are hot, the grass seeds are prickly and there is a lot of unhappy humming from these little guys.

Without their long fleeces they will be even harder to tell apart – We’ve got 12 of these little ones with only subtle differences between them.

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Colour Classic Show

colour classic ribbonsWe are so pleased with our black Armani girl Little Black Dress who won Supreme black fleece at the Colour Classic show last weekend, she also came first in the intermediate black female class and won best black progeny with her brother Giorgio.

We brought home three firsts in progeny classes, winning also with Jolimont Tiberio in the brown class (Haylilla Chinchilla teamed up with Ambersun’s Midas Touch 2) and Ambersun Futuris won progeny in the white class (Haylilla Jazzman teamed up with Ambersun’s Infusion).

It’s great to see our co-owned stud sires making such a consistent contribution to the improvement of our herd.

Haylilla Lovely sired by Jolimont Tiberio also won a first in the intermediate grey class. Surprise of the day was Haylilla Chandon winning her class in the Intermediate medium/dark fawn, then going on to win best medium/dark fawn female. This is a wonderful result, as Armani cria – in all colours, are proving to be of an exceptionally high standard. His first appaloosa progeny, from Ambersun, are having their debut show at the Victorian Colourbration on 15-17th August, we are really looking forward to seeing these little spotties!

 

Best friends forever

We’ve noticed many of our junior alpacas form strong bonds with cria born at a similar time.

Pictured are Ruby Red Dress (grey) and Marissa (bay black), they are inseparable – its the mum’s that have to find them when they are due for a feed of milk.

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Spotty surprise!

Armani our black stud male has thrown 2 appaloosa males recently.

Not what we were expecting but a very welcome surprise.

 

They look so interesting in the paddock amongst the solid colored herd.

 

Pictured is Baloo with the black spots and Puzzle with the dark fawn spots.BalooPuzzle

Welcome to your retirement village Purrumbete Othello!

We have beenOthello Feb 2014 very fortunate to bring this 17 year old gentleman to spend his final years at Haylilla Alpacas.

Othello is a beautiful fine fleeced black huacaya, and the grand sire of many of our show winning cria. He will still be working, albeit less frequently than our younger stud males.

Photo shows him recently shorn – as a proud upstanding herd sire.