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4 weeks ago

Alpaca Breeder Blog

The class of 2019 less yesterdays last little girl ... See moreSee less

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Canโ€™t wait to meet them xx

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L๐Ÿ–คvely

WHEEEEEEEE!!

My moneyโ€™s on the black one ๐Ÿคฃ

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1 month ago

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So itโ€™s nearly 8 oโ€™clock on a Friday night and Kathryn is at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival with Hannah Shrimpton Suzanne Steward (her very great HEXHAM buddy) and Amanda from Florens Alpacas - another awesome buddy.

Little do they know that Florens Treacle is in the final throes of Labour and Iโ€™m here with a towel, umbilical spray and a vital pint of lager!!

I think itโ€™s going to be a long but fun evening all round ๐Ÿ™‚

Fortunately Kathryn has run out of phone power and I trust Amanda will not be lookIng on FB??
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So itโ€™s nearly 8 oโ€™clock on a Friday night and Kathryn is at the Mouth of the Tyne Festival with Hannah Shrimpton Suzanne Steward (her very great HEXHAM buddy) and Amanda from Florens Alpacas - another awesome buddy. 

Little do they know that Florens Treacle is in the final throes of Labour and Iโ€™m here with a towel, umbilical spray and a vital pint of lager!!

I think itโ€™s going to be a long but fun evening all round ๐Ÿ™‚

Fortunately Kathryn has run out of phone power and I trust Amanda will not be lookIng on FB??

 

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Well done Paul.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

Good luck midwife ๐Ÿ˜‡

Good Luck Paul ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ˜Š

Nice one Paul, good luck!

You have made me laugh out loud ๐Ÿ˜‚ Good luck Paul! Xxx

I love the fact you have lager with you ๐Ÿ˜‚

Never dull... Good luck! ๐Ÿคž

Haha ! Good Luck, Treacle !

So itโ€™s 10.30 pm - the light has all but gone! 13 years of breeding and not experienced this - still learning!! Treacle seems calm. Iโ€™m off for a bit of sleep but will set an alarm and check in a couple of hours. Temperature out here is good but alpacas are not supposed to give birth at night. Earlier I saw movement in mums tummy so hopeful all is still well Thanks for all the support x

Beautifulโค

Hope things have progressed well by now. The girls clearly chose the right night to go out๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Progress at last ๐Ÿ™‚

You have had 3 children you will be fine ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

At least you've got all the essentials to hand. It will be fine! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

You have lager...... all is good ๐Ÿคช

So one hour on - one deluge of rain passed and another starting ๐Ÿ˜ž No further forward - no real sign of contractions - vet on standby

Omg you better do a good job ๐Ÿ™ƒ

It's nothing that you haven't done before I'm sure you will be fine !๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

Any news? ๐Ÿคž

Itโ€™s a black boy born 9.45 Treacle bless her is a little shell shocked

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3 months ago

Alpaca Breeder Blog

One day special - or should it be One special day??

Woke up this morning with really stiff lower back and despite painkillers was resigned to a quiet day of recovery.

Rang Helen - a new breeder to check how things were - she bought three pregnant girls through us, one getting overdue and another 11 months gestation today. All was quiet so I cruelly boasted about our first arrival!

About 10.30 Kathryn took a call from Helen who had excitedly just found a wriggling cria in the field ๐Ÿ™‚ An hour later she was back on concerned it was not very lively. With nothing else to do I agreed to jump in the car and drive an hour to help her.

On arrival the beautiful blue black cria was standing but was a little bewildered. The attentions of a yearling were not helping so I suggested we put all 3 others in a separate paddock.

Pleased to say this worked a treat and within an hour the cria was latched on. I think the labour had been incredibly quick and the wee one just needed time.

I was just thinking of leaving when I noticed Nero Black Rio fidgeting in the adjacent paddock. By 2.20 I was certain she was about to produce.

Soon we had a nose but 50 mins later not a lot more?? With the vet being 30 mins away we put in a call. I guess Rio heard this and very soon we had a head and 2 legs so stood down the vet.

A second black female of the day was delivered at 4.50 after 2 1/2 hours!

Helen and I sorted the essentials then went in for a very late lunch

We then went out to weigh and put on coats. The first arrival was just 5.7kg the second 10kg

Pleased to say Iโ€™m home now and have forgotten all about my stiff back!

So pleased for Helen and Alan - shame he was at work and missed all the fun but what a start to their alpaca breeding adventure. Not the best pic but hereโ€™s the fruits of the day
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One day special - or should it be One special day??

Woke up this morning with really stiff lower back and despite painkillers was resigned to a quiet day of recovery.

Rang Helen - a new breeder to check how things were - she bought three pregnant girls through us, one getting overdue and another 11 months gestation today. All was quiet so I cruelly boasted about our first arrival!

About 10.30 Kathryn took a call from Helen who had excitedly just found a wriggling cria in the field ๐Ÿ™‚ An hour later she was back on concerned it was not very lively. With nothing else to do I agreed to jump in the car and drive an hour to help her.

On arrival the beautiful blue black cria was standing but was a little bewildered. The attentions of a yearling were not helping so I suggested we put all 3 others in a separate paddock.

Pleased to say this worked a treat and within an hour the cria was latched on. I think the labour had been incredibly quick and the wee one just needed time.

I was just thinking of leaving when I noticed Nero Black Rio fidgeting in the adjacent paddock. By 2.20 I was certain she was about to produce.

Soon we had a nose but 50 mins later not a lot more?? With the vet being 30 mins away we put in a call. I guess Rio heard this and very soon we had a head and 2 legs so stood down the vet.

A second black female of the day was delivered at 4.50 after 2 1/2 hours!

Helen and I sorted the essentials then went in for a very late lunch

We then went out to weigh and put on coats. The first arrival was just 5.7kg the second 10kg

Pleased to say Iโ€™m home now and have forgotten all about my stiff back!

So pleased for Helen and Alan - shame he was at work and missed all the fun but what a start to their alpaca breeding adventure. Not the best pic but hereโ€™s the fruits of the day

 

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What a fabulous result- congratulations ๐Ÿ˜Š

A fantastic day ๐Ÿฅฐ

Congratulations ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

Congratulations ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

A busy day! Nice work ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Wow ! Great day ! Helen will be very pleased to have a trusted mentor close at hand.

Well done midwife Paul ๐Ÿ‘

You seem a bit emosh buddy. Time of life perhaps?

I used to have a proper job you know and now normally focus on the matings not the birthing????

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3 months ago

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A different Estrella bought in honour of the big match later :) ... See moreSee less

A different Estrella bought in honour of the big match later :)

 

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Queen of the South v raith rovers?? ๐Ÿค”

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3 months ago

Alpaca Breeder Blog

Hot on the heels of my blog written yesterday and as referenced Nero Black Galaxy did it again! She delivered within a day of 11 months gestation once again
A true black female weighing in at 10.8kg Nero Black Estrella was sired by our 2018 National Dark Herdsire Champion Houghton Cosmic
Mum and baby doing well :)
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Hot on the heels of my blog written yesterday and as referenced Nero Black Galaxy did it again! She delivered within a day of 11 months gestation once again
A true black female weighing in at 10.8kg Nero Black Estrella was sired by our 2018 National Dark Herdsire Champion Houghton Cosmic
Mum and baby doing well :)

 

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She is gorgeous!!!

Congratulations she's a Beauty x

Congratulations! She looks gorgeous โค

Thanks everyone - we are chuffed with, not so little, Estella. Just been out checking everyone and sheโ€™s bouncing around despite the rain ๐Ÿ™‚

Congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘

Looks beautiful!!!

Beautiful๐Ÿ–ค Congratulations xx

Congratulations ๐Ÿ–ค what a weight !! She looks stunning ๐Ÿ˜

Welcome Estrella x

Fantastic, well done Galaxy ๐Ÿ˜˜xx

Fabulous news!!! So happy for you ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปxxx

Beautiful xx

Beautiful !

Gorgeous!!! โค๏ธ

Great news ๐ŸŽ‰

Is that a Man Utd shirt ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

Just wondering how on earth they got that jacket on Jane McGirr ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃx

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