Friday, 26 September 2014

We have a little Dukette !

 
 
We have a new baby, yesterday afternoon Marquette gave birth to a lovely fawn girl.  This is the very first Duke baby to arrive here, hence she has been nicknamed 'little Dukette'  

 
Here is Marquette taking a well earned rest after delivering her lovely little girl into the world.  I was on hand to help a little as the cria had a leg bent back, once she was positioned correctly and we got both legs forward things went as normal and she was delivered quite quickly.

 
This is them this morning before turn out ... all dried out and looking super cute.  She is a beautiful light fawn colour and has a super soft fleece already.  So little Zorro has a play mate, he didn't have to wait long.

 
Ive managed to upload a little video of them yesterday afternoon.  After a little feed she was up and off ... getting to grips with those super long legs.
 
 

I have a name in mind for her, but I haven't completely made my mind up .... I wonder who will be next.  I think I have another three girls to go and then that will be the new arrivals for this year.  Unless I get some surprises as I did more matings but I don't think that any more are expecting.... time will tell.

5 comments:

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

Go Dukey! Little Dukette looks lovely and Zorro is sure to be pleased he has a playmate.

Fingers crossed they don't have long to wait for more playmates.

Terry said...

She's lovely! Congratulations!

Rosemary said...

Congratulations! She is lovely!

Shirley said...

Hope Dukey is impressed with his first off-spring Jayne! Dukette - love the name. Shirley & Robbie

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Soo pretty!