Well, I wanted to introduce Sir Richmond to you all but Richmond had other things on his mind. So in all his glory..... Welcome Sir Richmond, our working stud! He was brought onto the farm and did not disappoint. Straight to the job and no mucking around with this fella.
Maiden Merribelle was the first female to greet him and sit down for him very quickly. Too quickly, I thought, but our maiden lady, had been waiting way to long.
I was once told by a breeder many years ago, that alpaca's like to be pregnant. Gosh, I thought, that's weird right? Well after nearly five years of breeding alpaca's at Little Valley Farm, I can see, they do like to be pregnant. The girls temperament changes once they are pregnant and I usually notice the change a couple of months in.
The breeding girls are usually serious and too busy raising their cria or working out how to steal as much hay as possible from each other. Well, the herd of wethers we have, are just too entertaining. The wethers are usually rolling about the grass, leg wresting each other or just trying to get involved in the courtship process! (That's another video for later!). Wethers are fun and entertaining so we usually have a small herd of them, one for protecting our girls and two, because they are just great farm-tv.
Keep an eye on our page for when we have wethers, cria's and pregnant girls coming up for sale. Our herd is growing ever so quickly and our fleece and genetic's are improving every year.
They are lovely natured alpaca's and some love a cuddle but mostly they love the bucket of feed.
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