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Cria of 2017

      The cria of 2017 have all been born and this year’s class is now complete.     Every year has its ups and downs but the ups were many! The final tally was 14 cria born, 7 males and 7 females without birthing difficulties. Very sadly, we lost one female at 8 […]

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Good Golly Miss Molly

  Good Golly Miss Molly ! Why are you not black ?       We have been trying to figure out why our gorgeous Miss Molly is dark fawn when she should be black. During our 15 year journey with breeding black huacayas, we have found we could not produce fawns easily. So Miss […]

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Jasmine’s cria emergency

Jasmine’s cria emergency caused a bit of drama on Friday…       Friday morning bright and early, we went out as usual to feed the alpacas. It had been a cold night and there was a ground frost as well as some fog. I dished up the girls breakfast in the barn as usual […]

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A Lasting Legacy – Ebony

  The day came to say goodbye to Ebony.   At 19 1/2 yrs old Ebony was our oldest alpaca as well as our very first!   She came to us as a 5 yr old proven mum in the autumn of 2002 with a male cria at foot. Her cria and the three other […]

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Acorns

  Autumn has arrived and so have the acorns ! Last year there were none at all. This year it is raining acorns ! The alpacas will eat them if they get the chance so every autumn we move the alpacas out of the fields which have oak trees. The trees are in the hedgerows […]

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Busy with alpaca sales

  The last few weeks we have been busy with alpaca sales. We have recently sold alpacas as far away as Yorkshire as well as to more local destinations. With very few exceptions we deliver our girls and boys ourselves. Although we are sad to see them go there is something very special about unloading […]

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Alpaca news from France

We have received some wonderful alpaca news from France! Chalford Promise has produced a gorgeous black female cria for her new owners, Peggy and Helene. The birth was straightforward and both mother and cria are doing well.   Promise along with Chalford Chloe were exported to France in March 2013. Peggy was tempted to visit […]

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Hope Fleece Show Results

We have been able to get our Hope Fleece Show results hot off the press!  A big thank you to Donna and Neil Stalker of Honeyfield Alpacas. They attended the show today and were very pleased to pass on the Hope fleece show results in exchange for a little alpaca babysitting…   I spent a […]

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