Tuesday 30 August 2011

Another Full Australian Birth

Hi All,

Well the weekend brought us a new cria from another one of our Australian girls. Wellground Cyan was really making us wait for this cria, she decided to hang on for another 3 weeks past her due date before letting her secret out. Saturday morning at 07.30 Wellgroung Cyan gave birth to a beautiful Solid Light Fawn Female that we have called WillowBank Adelaide.

WillowBank Adelaide has some cracking genetics in her pedigree, her sire Eringa Park Lionheart ET has certainly put his stamp on this geurgoeus cria, WillowBank Adelaide is also made up from the likes of, Cambridge Buckingham, Jolimont Commisario, NWA Ltd Ruffo, Eringa Park Show Time, Jolimont Gianmarco, Jolimont Sculptor, EP Cambridge Peruvian Spartacus to name but a few, so we are very excited about WillowBank Adelaide.

Well that's all for this morning, we have lots to be getting on with around the farm so must crack on, back soon with hopefully more news of some more births.

Wednesday 24 August 2011

Bye To Wellground Close Encounter

Hi Folks,

Well not allot has been happening since my last blog. We are still waiting for our next cria's to be born and after an earlier influx's of cria's things have slowed down. Cyan one of our Australians is no coming up to 3 weeks ever her due date, which is frustrating as we are very keen to see what she gives us, I'm sure she will have her cria when she is ready, we will just have to be patient.......

We are really desperate for rain and as we can't remember the last time we actually had a decent amount, the weather men/woman forecast heavy rain over the last couple of days but we had a quick shower and that was that.

Our fleeces have gone down south ready for the GWR Show and we are keeping our fingers crossed for this years show to see how we get on.

I returned Wellground Close Encounter to Rob and Les at Wellground Alpacas the other Sunday which was a pleasure. Wellground Close Encounter had been with us for a mating and he worked his magic like a true professional. Wellground Close Encounter sure is an outstanding stud and certainly puts his stamp on his offspring. Rob and Les looked after me with their kind hospitality as always, even if Les took the mickey out of me for having a thick moment with loading the truck full of things, rather than the ease of putting it in the now empty trailer......I blame that on being dumb struck by the quality of their up and coming cria's, Thanks Rob and Les.

I will get out this weekend and get some pictures of the alpacas, they are looking really well and the cria's are growing fast, oh we also have two new mouse catchers to introduce to you, so I will be back soon.

Tuesday 9 August 2011

More Births And Pictures

Hi All

Well I was going to blog last night as I had previously mentioned in my last blog one thing led to another and before I knew it, it was time for bed. So without delay here is the blog that we are trying to catch up on.

So here we have WillowBank Unknown!

WillowBank Unknown is not it's real name if you hadn't already guessed it, we are undecided what to call this fella so unknown is his nickname. I'm not going to go to much into the genetics tonight as I gave you your fill of genetics in the last blog, so pictures today and more genetics another day.

Next up WillowBank Scooby a Light Fawn Male

WillowBank Scooby has a fantastic presence in the herd already, he is not camera shy either as he stands here proud as punch watching for the birdie on the camera.

Following on we had another birth yesterday of another female cria, unfortunately we have not got any pictures of her yet so her picture will come soon, so for now a quick look back over the last few weeks and pictures of the cria's born.

Well that's all for tonight back again soon.

Sunday 7 August 2011

The Start Of Catch Up

Hi All,

Well its been such a long time since we did a proper blog about the going on's from WillowBank. So much has happened over the our period of absence, we have had cria's being born left right and centre, so without further-a-do I we will introduce you to them.

First up we have WillowBank Mishka a Solid White Female.

WillowBank Mishka's Dam is our very Wellground Megenta who gave us a first from last years Great Western Regional Fleece show, Mishka's dams genetics are that of Accoyo Remarque, EP Cambridge Assertive Lass, Jolimont Commisario, Jolimont Prima, Jolimont Conquistador. Mishka's Sire is Eringa Park Lionheart ET who genetics are that of Jolimont Gianmarco, Jolimont Sculptor, Jolimont Melina, Eringa Park Showtime, NWA Ltd Ruffo.

So with these genetics within WillowBank Mishka and from what we can see from her "persil white fleece" so far, we are expecting some good times ahead.

Second up we have WillowBank Polly a Solid White Female

Willowbank Polly Dam is Yuralee Katia of Cambridge who's genetics are that of Jolimont Manfredo, Jolimont Conquistador, Jolimont Ice Angel, Jolimont Serena, Yuralee Crysatalgen Kyle, Jolimont Maria Clair, Summerset Peruvian Sensation, Summerset Lucky Star. Polly's Sire is EP Cambridge Gianmarco's Masterpeice with genetics from Jolimont Gianmarco, Jolimont Sculptor, Jolimont Melina, EP Cambridge Patelin, Jolimont Encantador, Cambridge Carola.

Again some fantastic genetics within this beautiful female cria.

Third up we have WillowBank Wooley a Solid white Male

WillowBank Wooley's Dam is Pipley Court Bacardi who genetics are that of Cambridge Cajamarca of Blenheim, NWA Ltd Ruffo, Jolimont Palmina, Constance of Collingwood. Wooley's Sire is Wellground Killawasi's Keepsake with genetics from Accoyo Killawasi, ARU Cambridge Estelle, Katy of ARU Cambridge.

Some special genetics within these three birth we are sure you will agree, we are really pleased with what we have been given so far and yet we still have some more births to come with just as good genetics in those, so lets see what we are dealt from those.

We have had some more births, but for now we don't want to overload you all with genetics so we will post the pictures and details of the other births tomorrow.

So we are back in the world of blogging and getting ready for this years GWR show, we have some special fleeces entered this year with fingers crossed that we get a result and if we don't the experiance and knowledge gained will be reward enough.

Well that's it for today, back again tomorrow.