Sunday 24 June 2012

Our First Cria Arrives

Hi All,

Well again it's been such a long time since we last blogged.....disgraceful!

We have been busy redesigning the website and putting adverts in magazines, which has been paying off for us. A little dickie bird told me that getting the advertisements right is an essential part to our business, that dickie bird was right of course and we believe we have got it right.....well the phone is ringing so we must be doing something right.

The shearers came Friday just gone the 22nd, they said bright and early as they arrived at 07.30 and we all got stuck in. We are so lucky to have the barns enabling us to bring the alpacas in during this bad weather, which also allows us to operate our carousel design in the barns rotating the alpacas round for shearing, the day well went really well like a well oiled machine.

Today saw our first cria of 2012 born here at WillowBank Alpacas......a cracking solid white male who's sire is Wellground Close Encounter and the dam is Wellground Beyound Compare both parents posses fantastic genetics which we are sure their traits will have been passed onto this fabulous boy, I think this could be one of those to keep a close eye on.

Here is the fella sitting happily in the barn as the weather has been really hit and miss here all day, so we didn't want to risk him getting cold and decided to keep him in all day with mum. We will get some nice out in the paddock shots as soon as the weather permits.

Well that's it for tonight, but with us now being in full swing of birthing it's only a matter of time before we have more cria popping along.


  1. Fantastic.....what a Beauty ! He is GORGEOUS !! Its looking like a 'Boy' year at the moment....great to hear your back blogging ........Jayne

  2. Good to hear from you Jayne, must have a Skype moment soon, then we can fill you in and have a good chat.

    Karl & Lisa

  3. Looking wonderful K & L, well done. Rob