Saturday, 23 September 2017

Alpacas in Autumn


All three adult female alpacas have now been spat off 2 weeks post mating. Bess is pregnant! Hopefully she will stay that way until August next year.

Olivia is still on a diet and her condition continues to improve. I'm hoping she will be able to rejoin the other females in winter when they've eaten the salad bowl down more. Meanwhile, the two cria from this year, Fleur especially, have started to sample the alpaca food. I have started feeding the mothers from wide, shallow buckets which seems to be good for encouraging their daughters to try it while they eat. The grazing is still very good and none of them are terribly enthusiastic about food at the moment.

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