The Fantastic Five
Our first cria that was born was from our Lovely Ballerina Moon and she gave us our first girl of the year. Her name is Gabrielle. We call her gabby for short. She is our shy girl that prefers to stay close to mom. Catching her is always a challenge. She has her mothers size being over 70 pounds at 4 months old. Her sire is The Duke of Cascades and has a good dense coat with fineness.
Our next cria was born two days later to our beautiful true black dam, Pearla. The minute Max was born we knew he was special. He was so alert and was up and running within the hour after he was born. He is now our most social cria. I am amazed that he responds to his name and is our kissy boy! This boys sire is a beautiful grey boy named Wiley Bravado. We are looking forward to showing max this year in the Spring. His fleece feels so fine and is coming in quite nice!
Next came two Cria born on a Sunday morning, September 11th. Our sweet Queens Lace gave birth to our Rocky boy. When he was born I swear I had never seen such long legs! It was only a matter of time before those legs started working and he was up and nursing. Queens Lace (Lacy) is a super mom and so gentle and patient with all of the cria. She takes after her dam, Iris. Rocky is the son of the late Sir Accoyo Custer. His fleece is super crimpy and I look forward to seeing him grow up!
That same day our girl Alexis Dion gave birth to our second girl of this cria season. Alexis was still at her former home. We didn't want to move her so close to her due date. She gave birth to a beautiful light fawn girl with the most beautiful eyes! We have named her Amazing Grace. We call her Grace and she is another one of our more friendly fuzzy kids. Funny, I just realized that she and Max have the same herdsire and I wonder if it is a temperament that he has. Of course both dams are very mellow and friendly too. I feel so fortunate to have such wonderful alpacas that are easy going. Grace's fleece is changing weekly and she is also a big girl. She is keeping up with Gabby!
Our final little one was born on September 26th. Our McGwire daughter, Rose, gave birth to the most amazing little boy. Maverick's fleece is so unique and so shiny! Some say it could be a Silky fleece. His fleece lays like a suri's fleece and is so soft and shiny. There is crimp to his fleece and I am curious to see what his 2nd fleece will come in like. He is full of spunk and even though he is a couple weeks younger than the rest of the cria he keeps up just fine! His sire is Rainman.
We have had quite the snowy winter this year. I have attached a link to our You tube video for your enjoyment!
If you would like to meet these adorable crias and get your alpaca kiss from Max, Give us a call and come for a visit!
They will make your day!