August 6,2014 What a perfect way to end the birthing season! Angelica had me on the edge of my seat for weeks, but today she delivered a perfect little female cria. 19.4 pounds of feminine fluff. General Patton is the dad. Thanks Gen, you did it again! Angelica is being a great first time mom.
July 18, 2014 Queen Ester did have her baby today! I’m not sure if she’s bay black or dark brown, but she is beautiful. The Queen always gives us wonderful babies, so we are really happy about this new addition. Our fiber class is on for today so we’ll have to spend a few minutes seeing the new babies before we get started. Why the name Ella Mae? It’s a song that has been going through my head all week from an album by Greg Brown. And my Grandma’s name was Ella too.
July 16,2014 Isabella surprised me again. I was hoping to bring out the black of her sire, Zanzibar, with a breeding to the General, but Isabella had other plans. LOL 18.4 pounds, a lovely brown male and Isabella loves him enormously! He was up, running and nursing well within an hour – that is amazing! His name is Rusty. To see a video of his birth click here.
July 1,2014 We have another new baby! This was the one I was sure would be black, remember? But oh those color genetics in alpacas have a way of humbling me! Two solid jet black parents and a light brown vicuna colored baby! He is gorgeous! Amazing fleece, keep an eye on this one. Minnie figured out he was hers by afternoon and all is well with the new couple.
Dam: Minnie Sire: General Patton his name: Blue Moon Ranch Baron
June 21, 2014 Introducing our Summer Solstice babies. Born 30 minutes apart on June 21, the summer solstice
A dark brown baby girl, who we have named Dark Fire’s Scarlett O’Hara. Dam: Snowy River’s Smiley Sire: Wolf Den Dark Fire
And second to appear that same day, a bay black little boy, who we have named Miranda’s Mojo. His very well known sire, Show me the Money, was nicknamed Mo. The meaning of the name Mojo is A Magic Charm. 🙂 We think he is! His dam is Stormcat’s Miranda.