Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Meet Jewel of the Nile
We have added a new girl to our herd (I know...every year, I say I will buy no more alpacas....I better give up saying that). Some of our alpaca friends have decided to retire after 11 years of being in the business and we decided to add one of their girls Jewel of the Nile to our herd. Jewel is a full Peruvian, 3/4 accoyo, bay black girl out of Accoyo's Goldsmith. She also has famous herdsires in her pedigree like Peruvian Felix, Peruvian Legacy, Peruvian Royal Fawn, Peruvian Inca, and Accoyo Asante. She is a smaller girl (about the same size of our girl Bellesa) and has nice fiber with white/grey throughout the bay black. She has really cute white/grey tufts coming out of her ears like tassels. Her fiber coverage is amazing...we actually had to trim eye holes for her so she could see (she was really skittish when we first looked at her...I think she had a difficult time seeing us). She is 2 1/2 years old and is ready to breed this spring. We will have to find just the right guy for her! So far, Jewel is doing well on our farm. The other alpacas have been pretty nice to her and she hasn't seemed stressed at all. In fact she has been the first one in for grain/hay time each day! She is pretty scared of our danes and really curious about the chickens and ducks. She follows the chickens around the pasture, much to their dismay. We are so happy to have added Jewel to our farm! Here are some pics I snapped of her.
Posted by Mother Robinson at 10:41 AM