Tuesday, 21 August 2012

JandJ Sparkle

Sparkle is a very long awaited little cria. If you have read the other blogs you will know that we were very lucky to raise Drew's Spirit or Spirit as she is known. Drew was so poorly when she gave birth & had to have an operations when Spirit 4 months old, but both pulled through & Spirit grew to be a pretty little alpaca. As she was so small we decided that we would not mate her at 2 years old but leave her to 3. We mated her 2 years ago but unfortunately she did not hold so last year we tried again, fingers & everything crossed, we watched & waited. On 21 July at 12.45 she had a little black cria, we watched the birth hoping all would be ok & it was & even better than ok because the little cria Sparkle is a beautiful black girl just like her gran Drew. She is fab but very small but then so are both her mum & gran.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

JandJ Wallace

There has been much discussion about Wallace's name which is why I have not blogged about him. He was born on 17th July, straight forward birth but we really were amazed how huge he is, definitely the largest cria we have had, with really long legs. He is McKenzie's boy so James gets to pick his name, although I pick his sister McKenna's name last year. I really wanted another name beginning with Mc but instead he is called Wallace after William Wallace so the Scottish connection is still there. 

Wallace really does not like having his photo taken so it took ages to get one without his ears completely back!