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It’s a Wrap

It’s a Wrap

Yipee…at last…at 362-days gestation Pandora has delivered our last cria of 2016. Born at 13.30 hrs today, here she is at three hours old. Another female sired by Goldmine and such a beautiful golden colour. The final tally; 20 to the girls and 14 to the boys. Quite a turnaround in the latter half of […]

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  15/09/2016   No comments
Beck Brow Alpacas By Numbers

Beck Brow Alpacas By Numbers

We are nearly there…only two more births, and with our last mating date due to be the 31st of August…the silly season is nearly over for 2016! We often get asked about our number of live births/successful matings etc, so for those of you who are interested here are some numbers…for those who are not; […]

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  24/08/2016   No comments
A Cria Rush

A Cria Rush

Following on from my last blog… Unfortunately we have not succeeded in bonding Bunny and Bunty (who is now named Hip Hop – explained below). The sepia did appear to have the desired affect upon Bunny, who started to show interest, but as Hip Hop did not return the feeling, she soon gave up. A […]

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  02/08/2016   No comments
Tandem Birthing and Rejected Cria.

Tandem Birthing and Rejected Cria.

We seem to be having some strange goings on in the birthing paddock this year at Beck Brow. Whilst we quite regularly have two births on the same day…it is very unusual to have two births at exactly the same time…and in exactly the same place. You would think the odds of this would be […]

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  22/07/2016   No comments
Hey Now…News from Beck Brow

Hey Now…News from Beck Brow

Only twelve days since my last blog (not too bad for me of late) but wow have we had some action and anxiety… The day began well on Thursday 30th of June with news from Lignum Alpacas…Lignum Moloko (one of our newly purchased Suri females) had delivered a beautiful fawn female, what a great start […]

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  12/07/2016   2 comments
Matings and Midwifery

Matings and Midwifery

After what seems like weeks of sunshine (when was the last time the weather was better in the far north than in the south of England) we have had heavy rain for most of the day. Thus having had enough of being soaked, I thought I would manage a quick blog catch up. I could […]

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  29/06/2016   No comments
All about the boys….

All about the boys….

I have been rather busy since my last blog and I am somewhat sleep deprived, but its all been rather exciting. Firstly the trip down to Heathrow Airport to collect the new studs went well, Ian and I did a few trips around the same roundabouts (blame it on the Sat Nav) but we arrived […]

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  12/06/2016   No comments
Cria Update….

Cria Update….

It’s a month since our first birth, and nearly as long since I have blogged. I think the delay in blogging is due to the wish to postpone our sad news (more on that later) but with lots of cria on the ground we have plenty to smile about… Regular readers of this blog will […]

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  01/06/2016   2 comments
Foxy Sox and Goldilox

Foxy Sox and Goldilox

Regular readers of our blog will know Beck Brow Foxy Sox well. She was bottle fed (because her mum rejected her)and I adore her…possibly more than any other alpaca on earth…Paul has tried to test me by asking me to choose between her and Explorer (I think we spend too much time on the farm- […]

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  04/05/2016   2 comments
Beck Brow get snuggled!

Beck Brow get snuggled!

It’s been a busy old time since my last blog. The weekend before last saw me drive down to Buckinghamshire to the Heart of England Fiesta, where I was apprentice judge to Nick Harrington-Smith at the two day show. I had a great time and learned so much. I drove home on the Monday with […]

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  27/04/2016   No comments