Friday, 2 September 2011

Happy to Help !!....

Upper Mill Alpaca Farm's lovely new arrival !!

Meet the gang.......the new baby and his mum.....


Today I had the pleasure in meeting some new alpaca owners......Upper Mill Farm Alpacas, just outside Turriff......which actually is about 20 mins from me !

I read an article on the Accidental Smallholder website from some new excited alpaca owners....who had their first cria born yesterday.

I managed to make a comment, and to cut a long story short, ended up going to see them and help them find out what sex their new arrival was. My friend Anna came with me to help just incase the new mum was over protective.

We found the new location with no problems....and what a wonderful location, I was met by Dave who was waiting for us.....we were quickly introduced to the all the lovely animals and the alpacas.

What a beautiful setting and the alpacas were lovely, very contented we quickly saw the new arrival....what a beautiful brown cria......

I managed to catch mum, and then Anna and Dave held her, whilst I had a quick check of the baby.....I managed to find out that they had a beautiful baby Boy, he was slightly premature, his ears were very slightly floppy and after close inspection he had no baby teeth.....never the less....he was all there and very healthy indeed....

Its marvellous to have your first alpaca baby....you never forget your first baby and they are always very special.....

I have found out that the new baby has been named Rufus, he has had his first Lambivac injection and he will get another one within 4 weeks......

So on Sunday, I am returning the pleasure....Dave and Christina are coming to visit us here at Zanzibah Alpacas......so I'm sure we will have lots of alpaca chatter......



4 comments:

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

I know what you mean about your first alpaca baby, ours Oonagh now has two daughters of her own!

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

How nice to have some fellow breeders so close by Jayne...lesson 2 how to build a barn in 4 days?!?

Shirley said...

Good to read that there are more than just coos at 'Turra!' Hope they enjoy their first babe -please give them our regards and details. Take care. Shirley & Robbie

Terry said...

It's so nice to make new friends, especially animal friends!