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Sedgeberrow, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Breeding and Selling Quaility Huacaya & Suri Alpacas.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Water troughs and Poo Picking

Well another very busy day, cold this morning, but warmed up in the afternoon. We have been busy installing some automatic water troughs in the fields, not sure what the alpacas think of their high rise troughs that hiss at them when they have had a drink!! But needs must and they are well out the way of any intruders drinking from them (sorry mr fox and mr badger - no free water here for you!!).

Then it was on to the lovely job of poo picking!! But how lovely is to see nice clean and tidy paddocks.

The two new cria seem to be doing well after the hairy start and are now bonded with the right mummy!! Although the little boy seemed to be rather lazy and kept being left behind in the big field, so we decided it would be better to put him, his mum and the other mum/baby into a smaller paddock, this seemed to work and mum is now usually not very far from him.

Here's the proud daddy looking to see what all the fuss is about.

He now the proud daddy of a lovely little light fawn girl, and a lovely little white boy (who follows his mummy in colour)

We are very pleased with him, last year he produced a lovely dark fawn girl and a lovely white boy.

But being Suri, they are not so well fleeced as the Huacaya, so they will need to keep their coats on.

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