Monday 4 May 2020

The Pacas

The alpacas will hopefully be shorn this month. Before the government restrictions were announced, two of the boys born last year moved on to pastures new to be pets, and our male Costa was sold to another breeder where he can continue his stud career, as I decided his son Zaphod was a better prospect for moving my breeding programme forward.


I'm not entirely sure who is pregnant or not, as the two mature males I have don't seem terribly keen to mate at the moment. Marius is old and Trident is inexperienced, and Trident has a heavy fleece and always seems to be at risk of getting too hot at this time of year, so I'm hoping they will be shorn soon and he will be more comfortable. Marvin, the fawn male born last year, will be for sale as a pet to someone who has some other boy alpacas after he has been shorn and revaccinated.

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