Friday, October 31, 2008

PHF Liberty

Here's a photo of Liberty freshly shorn last spring. Liberty is a gorgeous true black and everyone just loves her dreadlocks.

The last 12 months have been particularly hard on Liberty. In Fall 2007 she gave birth to a bay black girl, Violet Faye. At 3 weeks of age, Violet developed sepsis which is a blood infection. Violet seemed to improve at first but then it became apparent that the infection had spread to her nervous system and there was absolutely nothing we could do. Losing Violet was hard on Liberty and myself as well.

At first Liberty seemed okay so we went ahead and bred her. A month later she developed a severe parasitic infection. We almost lost her. With exceptional care, she bounced back and seems healthier than ever. Surprisingly she held her pregnancy the entire time. Her 'due date' is November 6 and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well.
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  1. Those dreadlocks!!!!! what an odd looking alpaca.
    They seem to look different from the ones around here. Maybe you breed them to look unusual!

  2. Liberty's the only alpaca I've met (so far) with dreads. It's just part of who she is.