Sunday, 10 July 2011

Zanzibah Zimushka !!

Zanzibah Zimushka .......arrives !

Minutes old and already looking for a first feed....

Just born....the others are there to greet her !

Starting to sheet the roof !


We have a new arrival here in Zanzibah Land....

Dusty has had her baby, a lovely grey girl born this morning at 10.12am. We were busy working on the barn and I thought that Dusty was in labour.

A close inspection and yes she was. I was up bright and early this morning at 5.30 am, I was convinced that Dusty was going to have her baby either yesterday or today.

Dusty hardly shows any signs of being in labour and just quietly gets on with it ! This little girls was born within 10 minutes, no complications and certainly not wasting any time entering this world !

This was exactly the same mating that produced Zeto two years ago......I was secretly hoping for a grey girl, just like Zeto.......and just look what we got....

She is very similar to Zeto, slightly darker.....but I'm not complaining.....she was up within 20 mins and feeding.......running round getting to grips with those legs......within the hour....

Fantastic ! what a lovely little girl.....I have named her Zimushka.

She has dried out nicely and looks to have a lovely long fleece, very like Zeto, I wonder if she has as much neck fleece ...........time will tell.

So we now have three cria born..........and all girls.....WOW ! That's fantastic......I'm chuffed to bits.......after all we missed out on the babies...last year, so we are making up for it this year !

I have spent most of the day on the roof, keeping an eye on the new arrival.....

The barn is coming along nicely, we have started sheeting up the roof, it took a bit of working out...but I think we now know what we are doing !!

So tonight.....Zimushka is in the barn with the others.....tucked up nice and snug......

I'm still waiting for Aymara to have her baby.....lets hope they arrive before Friday, as James is coming back to finish off shearing the girls .......

6 comments:

Rosemary said...

What a gorgeous coloured little girl - congratulations! And three girls - brilliant!

Terry said...

Look at that coloring! Wow!

Mark said...

Well done Jayne, she looks lovely!

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Congratulations...sounds like a text book birth...and just what you ordered...perfect!

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

A female version of Zeto, that's fantastic and like you say if she has anything like the amount of fleece Zeto had you'll not know what to do with all that grey :-)

The roof is looking good, I know where to come......

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Great news Jayne, glad it was straight forward!