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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A busy weekend

While Chris and Adrienne were at Royal Adelaide Show winning best black in the halter and fleece classes with Leaenna Armani, WOO HOO!

Steve and I were selling some of our friendly pets.

Hello Sailor is now starting a new life in Wattle Flat, he’s even been renamed ” Jasper”.

Winter and Summer Sunset went on a road trip to the lush pastures of Millicent, Maureen their new owner has a small herd of alpacas so they will get plenty of love and attention.

It’s always sad to say goodbye to such beautifully natured animals but we are very happy they have found such loving homes. It also makes more room in the paddocks for Armani offspring….

Winter and criaHello Sailor face

 

Colour Classic Show 2013

photo by Leaenna Alpacas

The Colour Classic alpaca show was held last weekend. The Strathalbyn Harness Racing Club venue enabled the showing and penning of animals in large undercover facilities.

We took a team of eight animals and brought home 2 first place ribbons, 3 thirds,  and 1 highly commended. Our co-owned Black stud male Leaenna Armani was entered by Ambersun Alpacas. Armani won best in class, then went on to win best Black Male, then finally Champion Black. Add to this the Jane Wray Memorial Trophy – it doesn’t get any better!

 

 

 

 

Happy shades of grey

Not all greys during winter are depressing. Yes its cold outside and we’ve had plenty of rain, wind and frost but we can only be delighted with these little cria running around in the midst of it all. The rose grey and medium grey with dark  ‘spectacles’ are called Bolle and Rayban.

Bolle is standing next to his girlfriend Hatiti – an unusual name but she was born on my Father’s birthday so he was granted naming rights. (Hatiti is a character in one of the stories he is writing). Luckily they have different sires, so their relationship may be allowed to develop in the future!

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