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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Bendigo Colourbration show August 2013

Our first Armani cria had their showing debut at the Bendigo Colourbration show last weekend.

To our delight they won first place in the black progeny class.  It was a tough competiton with 7 other entries. Pictured is Haylilla Little Black Dress and Haylilla Giorgio together with Sarah Priest of Leaenna Alpacas (breeder of Armani), Adrienne Clarke (co-owner of Armani) and myself.

Also doing well in the show ring was Haylilla True, winning second place in the intermediate female black class against 9 others  – so we are very proud of her!

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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!