The stars of the show!The oldies
Our stud male, is a dreamer. He is by far our wooliest alpaca, and is sweet-tempered and friendly, except when plotting the demise of a rival (i.e. any other male animal)! He can often be found a little away from the herd, sunning himself or looking off into the distance.
Our oldest female.
Juliet is easy to pick out of the herd because her fine facial features resemble those of her guanaco ancestors. She has a thin face, big eyes and long, luxurious eyelashes. She is an excellent mother and has raised some fine crias.
Definitely our cleanest alpaca. While not entirely averse to decadent dust wallowing behaviour, she is very lady-like and always seems to be several shades whiter than any of her peers. Hannah has the sweetest nature and the best fleece of all our girls.
Felicity (AKA Bluey)
One of our older girls. Quite gentle and tractable. She acquired her nickname as a result of contracting conjunctivitis in her right eye, which required regular applications of bright blue terramycin spray.
Ali (Cree)Our friendliest alpaca. Loves to eat sheep nuts.
Anya is the youngest of our original herd; she is extremely feisty, and quick to spit at the other alpacas if she feels they’re getting between her and whatever it is she wants.The rest of the herd:
Marie (Mother: Jubilee, Father: Galaxy)Born 2017
Nova (Mother: Felicity, Father: Galaxy) Possibly our wildest ever baby, Nova is now settling into a much more sedate adolescence.
Nancy (Nan) (Mother: Hannah, Father: Galaxy)Born 2018
Olympia (Mother: Juliet, Father: Galaxy) Olympia has been a feisty, confident girl from the day she was born.
Opal (Mother: Jahna (Dumpty), Father: Galaxy)
Onyx (Mother: Felicity, Father: Galaxy)
Oprah (Mother: Hannah, Father: Galaxy)The 2019 crop
PrinceThe 2020 crop
QuinqueThe Llamas, huarizos and wethered males
Our stud male llama.
Our big, goofy pack llama. A good-natured wethered male.
Calamity Jane (Cal)
Our stud female llama. Cal's chief mission in life is to claim all food treats as her own and ensure that no other animal gets any!
(Mother: Cal, Father: Odie) Otto was the first llama to be born on our property (2019). The rest of his body is currently catching up with his ears.
(Mother: Cal, Father: Willie) Shadow was the first llama bred on our property (2020).
Sarina is a huarizo (female alpaca/male llama cross). A friendly, good-natured girl. She is able to reproduce, which is very unusual for a huarizo.
Our second huarizo and our quietest, friendliest animal. She is also capable of reproduction.
(Mother: Sarina, Father: Willie) Spotto is one of our prettiest animals. She is one part alpaca and three parts llama. A very unusual girl.
Waylon is a wethered male alpaca who has lived most of his life with llamas and thinks he is one. He has been Willie's companion from a young age.
(Mother: Jalanda, Father: Galaxy) Nick is a goofy wethered male alpaca whose fleece grows uncontrollably.
(Mother: Topaz, Father: Jericho) Oscar is our miracle baby: born to Topaz who was way too old to have a cria, he was orphaned at six weeks, but survived unassisted. A very hardy little fellow, easily distinguished by a slightly pinkish-fawn tinge to his fleece.
A retired guard alpaca. He is a sweet-natured big boy with shaggy suri-like fleece.
Also a retired guard alpaca. Dave is also a suri. He has never really trusted us since we dragged him into a horse float to bring him to the farm.
Pete is a one-year-old wethered male. He joined the group when Jericho expelled him from the main herd.
More to come soon ...