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Breeding in Full Swing!

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 1:56 pm
by dggoatlover
Have just finished putting the last of the girls to the buck! Fingers crossed everyone is now in kid - well those that are supposed to be! Expecting lots of bubs in Aug/Sept- can't wait!

Looking for some real improvement in conformation of some of the kids this year and I have a nice solid maiden girl coming through to begin milking so fingers are crossed she develops a really nice udder :D

Our first alpaca cria is due in July as well - its going to be busy, busy, busy!

Who else has bubs coming for Spring???

Re: Breeding in Full Swing!

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 1:18 pm
by minnie
Hi Desley,

We'll probably get some surprises but we've now separated the bull and are working on Autumn calvings... end of Tick season, end of Buffalo season, beginning of cheese season... well that's the thought at this stage but you know how the universe conspires at times.

Sounds like Spring is going to be a wonderful time for you with all the babies, and a baby Cria... how lovely and after a 12 month pregnancy no doubt the mother will feel the seem. ;)
:D
Vicki

Re: Breeding in Full Swing!

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 8:31 pm
by Hayhay
How lovely! Look forward to hearing about all your new babies. 12 month pregnancy....phew I thought 9 months was long enough poor alpacas.

We're expecting our first calf sometime in the next week or two - the mother Ella looks like her belly has dropped down and her udder is looking quite full. The two other cows will calve soon after.

Fingers crossed 4 of our ewes are now pregnant and will lamb in spring.

Re: Breeding in Full Swing!

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 9:24 am
by minnie
How exciting for you and your little ones Hayley, to have some calves so soon after starting farm life. :D

Look forward to pics... ;)

Vicki

Re: Breeding in Full Swing!

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 9:43 am
by dggoatlover
I love baby lambs and kids - they are just gorgeous and so full of energy - the only downside is that if you start watching them you get no work done for the day :lol: Are you planning on milking Ella?

Yes 11/12 months is a long, long time! Even worse if something goes wrong so my fingers and toes are crossed that our first Alpaca birth is a sucessful one! :D