Friday, November 07, 2008

Marie in Full Fleece

Here's a nice shot of Marie in full fleece taken Spring 2008.
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Mariposa's Griffin

Griffin is the newest addition to the herd. He arrived on October 15, 2008. He's already up to 32 pounds and is completely girl crazy. His white fleece has a nice luster to it and we expect him to be a BIG boy when he grows up.

His dam is Isis. Marie is his half sister and Ulysses is his half brother.

Mariposa's Birch Ulysses

Ulysses is just sweeter than sweet. He's very food motivated - much like his owner. Ulysses was born on October 12, 2007. His dam is Isis. Marie is his full sister and Griffin is his half brother. His pure white fleece is coming in nicely this year and he gets lots of compliments on his topknot. He has quite a following among my friends.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Mariposa's Rose Marie

Here's Marie with hay all in her top knot looking a lot like E. T. She was my first cria. Her dam is Isis. Ulysses is her full brother and Griffin is her half brother. Marie just turned 2 years old in October 2008. Her cria fleece has won several ribbons. Marie is ready to be bred but I will probably hold off on breeding her until Spring due to financial considerations.
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This is Autumm. And yes, I spelled it correctly. Autumm is my most recent acquisition. Some fellow alpaca owners were moving and they decided to disperse their herd, so I purchased Autumm. She's the oldest of all my animals and is the easiest to work with. She may not look like much but she has spectacular babies. To date she's had 9 crias. This fall she had a stillborn cria in the middle of the night. Needless to say, I was very disappointed and Autumm was rather distraught. Later that day another alpaca had a cria. Lo and behold, Autumm was letting this cria nurse and taking care of it as her own. So for now, the little cria has two moms!
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