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Olympic Babies

Well we think they’re Olympic!  Two of Tracy’s alpacas have given birth and, fingers crossed, all is well. 

Adie (or Angel’s Delight as her pedigree certificate says) has had a lot of problems with this reproduction lark but at last she has her own little cria to fuss over and she is so proud of her.  This year, the letter is ‘I’ so our first born is going to be called Inca, a lovely word with strong South American connections, and she is adorable.  Tracy’s ability with technology is renowned for its lack and because it was sunny (yes remember that day?) she couldn’t see the screen and kept thinking she was taking copious amounts of still images.  Well, the camera was on video and so she ended up with loads of  film footage that took the word ‘amateur’ to a whole new level!  This little clip is so sweet, but you might have to watch it 2 or 3 times just to get the gist!  Proper images to come soon, promise…

Next, we’d like to introduce you to Iago, Dusty’s little boy.  Now Dusty has a ‘history’, bless her; Iago is her 3rd cria but Gaia and Cooper didn’t live long.  Iago is also premature so his legs are a bit wobbly and he is utterly inept at feeding himself.  Dusty is very patient with him as he fumbles around and eventually finds what he’s looking for.  He’s not at all shy and comes up to say hello as soon as he sees anyone who might tell him how gorgeous he is.

As you can see, Iago is in the ‘Observation’ pen, meaning he is close to where the people are; this is just a precautionary measure until he is up to his proper weight, feeding properly and strong enough to be put in with the other mothers and cria.

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2 comments

  1. Dehbi: August 7, 2012 6:39 am

    Not that you asked, exactly, but I could not resist: Here is an "i" name suggestion for you: Ione. That is my middle name, my grand-daughter's middle name, my aunt's middle name, and it all started (as far as we know) with it being my great-great grandmother's first name!

    Some others: Indio for another boy cria, Isabel, if you want to give a little girl cria a regal name, or Isolde, if you want to try a romantic name! I have a friend named Isidro (boy). Ichabod would be pretty cool, too…though maybe a bit much for a baby.

    Kiss the little cuties for me and good health to all!

  2. Purl Alpaca Designs: August 13, 2012 6:04 pm

    Lots of fabulous suggestions here, thank you so much for taking the time to write them down for us! And what a lovely middle name you have got! All the best to you too!

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