Had a bit of a chocolate fest over the last few days - well it is Easter and I hope you are all having a good one. Those belgian chocolate hot cross buns are impossible to resist, have you tried them ... well you must!

Today we bid a fond farewell to some of our girls having delivered them to their lovely new home.  A group of four older females who have been with us for many years, along with two of their female cria  Anastasia and Mila.

Akela (14) and Beulah (11) came from Bozedown years ago and Moya (10) and Medina (10) we bred from our original foundation herd.  The oldies are all such characters and we will miss them hugely, but I am very happy in the knowledge that they have gone to a lovely home with the Collinson family where I know they will be loved and well cared for and given a happy retirement in beautiful and peaceful surroundings.

I thought it might be interesting to look back at their breeding histories, we have their genetics still in the herd of course and they have played a major role in our breeding program and will continue to do so.  Although we have sold most of their offspring along the way we still have two daughters from Akela - Andromeda and Agrippina, Medina's daughter Medusa, Moya's granddaughter Goldie and Beulah's Great Grandson is The Sorcerer.

These four old girls have bred 29 crias between them,  27 of them with us and 12 of them were female. I don't really have the time to count all their descendants but there are many. Fascinating isn't it!

We wish Nadine, David, Amber and Sacha all the very best of luck and enjoyment with alpaca ownership - good luck with the agility training girls and don't forget to get that bench!


Sacha and Anastasia and Amber with Mila

Mila and Moya

The girls exploring their new home


I think the smiles say it all!


1 comment:

  1. It must be sad to say goodbye to old friends, but it looks like a great new home they've gone to.