Author Archive: Barbara

Cria and a C-Section at Beck Brow

Cria and a C-Section at Beck Brow

We have had an exciting start to the birthing season. Excitement and a bit of drama too. We had a long wait for an Huacaya friend for Beck Brow By Design (born 23rd March), but Dixie Chick obliged, at 352-days gestation, by delivering a lovely fawn female on the 21st of May. A straightforward birth […]

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  26/05/2017   No comments
Alpaca Show Success for Beck Brow

Alpaca Show Success for Beck Brow

We have had a fantastic start to the show season. Firstly at the British Alpaca Society National Show, which was held in Telford in March, and attracted 560 entries from 100 breeders. Getting any kind of broad ribbon as such a large show, and one that attracts some of very best alpacas in the UK, […]

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  04/04/2017   No comments
Crusader’s First Cria

Crusader’s First Cria

February is usually about enduring the last of the winter mud and cold winds, and looking forward to spring and the start of the showing season. However we have had a couple of reasons to celebrate over the last couple of weeks. Firstly it was good news from New Zealand, with the safe arrival of […]

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  13/02/2017   4 comments
Beck Brow Cria born 2016

Beck Brow Cria born 2016

We now have the majority of our 2016 born cria weaned, with the final group due to cut the apron strings next month. Halter training has commenced, and they are on the whole doing well, only Hip Hop (our bottle fed) decided to do the ‘lay down and act dead’ performance. However, when this did […]

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  21/01/2017   No comments
Cooking Up The Perfect Alpaca…

Cooking Up The Perfect Alpaca…

Oh how I dislike January…dark, wet and muddy…very muddy. I have to remind myself that it is the same every year, and all will be lovely again by spring. So to keep myself chipper and looking forward to sunnier times, I have started making my mating decisions for this summer. We are fortunate to have […]

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  10/01/2017   No comments
Review of the Year at Beck Brow Alpacas

Review of the Year at Beck Brow Alpacas

It has been such a busy year here at Beck Brow. I am not sure where to start? We have had a very successful show season, attending 6 halter shows and 3 fleece shows. We have amassed in 2016; 29 Championships, 10 Reserve Championships, 2 Judges Choice (fleece shows), and to top it all Beck […]

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  27/12/2016   No comments
A First Release for Lady Gaga

A First Release for Lady Gaga

Many of you will know of Ep Cambridge Lady Gaga, our beautiful light fawn female, purchased at the elite British Alpaca Futurity Auction in 2010. I still remember our precise bid of  £13,600          placed in the final seconds, and winning the online auction. Not an inconsiderable amount, but she has been […]

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  15/12/2016   No comments
A Critically Ill Cria.

A Critically Ill Cria.

In my last blog I mentioned that Beck Brow Indie Pop (a 5 month old cria) had been unwell, but appeared to be on the mend, and this continued to be the case for the next couple of days. However on Thursday morning (she had been seen by the vet the previous Saturday) something made […]

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  02/12/2016   4 comments