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George was the last of our cria to be born in 2010 and whereas the other two were premature, George decided to be late!  He was born on the 9th July and was a text book birth.  He was sitting in the cush position in 15 minutes, standing within 30 and feeding within one hour.  Within two hours, he was playing with Charlie and Gaia and although they are two months older, George was the same size.  It was enchanting to see them all play together and charge about the field without a care in the world.  George’s mother is Duchess and she is proving to be an excellent mother; so good in fact, that Tracy and the team at Houghton Hall Alpacas, can’t get near him.  The whole herd has to be rounded up and put into a holding pen so that George can be caught.  Duchess isn’t keen on people touching her baby and has developed an ear-piercing scream when anyone goes near him.  As she’s usually standing next to you when she does this, it creates the audible version of seeing stars!!!

Here he is, only one week old and still very shy.

“catch me if you can…”

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