Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Zanzibah Zadie~Blanca

Zanzibah Zadie~Blanca ...has arrived !!

The others come to see the new arrival....

Zanzibah Zimushka...and Dusty today...

A well earned rest.....Aymara with her little girl...

My Dad and Me.....up on the roof !!......


We have a new arrival today......

It was not without a bit of a drama.....Aymara has had her baby ! I have waited for this baby to arrive safely for years......I was worried about this arrival as the last baby Aymara had was three years ago.....unfortunately it was a breach birth and the baby had died before delivery.

It was a very sad time for us all here...so this baby was a real concern.

I remated Aymara the following year, but she did not conceive.....it has been over three years since we lost her last baby...I was hoping for a girl from her, as this was the last time I would be breeding from Aymara as she is one of my older girls and I don't really know exactly how old she really is.

The father of Zadie~Blanca is the same male I had used before....actually I have used him four times over my girls and every time he has produced a girl......he is also the father of Zakhura(Black) and Zienna(White/Brown/Black)......I thought that it might be asking too much to hope for a little girl this time...but I was secretly hoping !!

Anyway.....back to my new arrival..it was a slightly traumatic time.....I did call the vet ....as Aymara unfortunately had not managed to deliver this baby after an hour of trying....I was really worried that this might be another breach birth.....

I had quickly checked....to see if I could find the legs....but they were no where to be found ! I could feel.....something, I thought it was the rear hocks...so at this point...the vet was called...I was worrying about a c-section...and hoping that things would be fine....

I went down the road to meet the vet as it was a different vet who was covering for holidays.....so I was sitting in the car at the bottom of the road....and my phone went !

It was my mam......saying 'Its here.... !!....shortly after that the vet turned up and we quickly drove back to the farm.....all the time I was wondering....what I was hoping to find !

Honestly.....I didn't expect to see...what I did....a brilliant white cria....lying next to Aymara......for some reason....I was expecting....a brown colour...similar to her mother....!!

My mam said ....what do you think.....it is......I said.....a Girl !......WOW !! Yes indeed...another little girl...here for us at Zanzibah Alpacas.....

So that's.....four babies....this year....and four girls......what a result....!!

FANTASTIC !

Getting back to the barn...we are getting on....just fine.....with the odd distraction....I have been up on the roof.....fixing the sheets....

I guess...you could...say.....'I'm on top of the world !!'
Or at least the roof !

Tonight, Zadie~Blanca is feeding and appears to be very bright and active....

The logic behind her name......well....my mam is called Sadie, and she helped deliver her, hence Zadie....also, she is so white.......just like a little snowflake ! ....so that's the reason for the Blanca !!

8 comments:

Terry said...

Oh yay! Congratulations X 4!
Those snow white curls are beautiful. Lucky girl.

Mark said...

Well done Jayne, it's all happening up there in Zanzibahland!
Congratulations, four girls in a row! Fantastic!

Cotswold Vale Alpacas said...

Great news, congratulations on the latest arrival gorgeous baby girl, and four in a row thats brilliant

Ginnie

Shirley said...

Nice one Jayne, lovely photos. Well done on a successful cria season! Hope you will be fitting solar panels on the roof! Take care. Shirley & Robbie

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

I was looking forward to the blog seeing the photo's after your texts. She looks lovely and white, well done everyone.

Our first five cria this year were girls so lets hope your next on is too!!!! We're at 7 v 4 at the minute.

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Congratulations Jayne...a well deserved successful start with all your girls!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Great news Jayne, we're very pleased for you here at Apple Vale.

Rosemary said...

Oh! Well done! I'm just skimming blogs due to problems here - will come back and read properly in a day or two - but they look great!