Here are alpaca photos of the herd we began building in 2000. We purchased two females. One was pregnant and due soon. The other had a cria at her side and was rebred.
That second female was Windsilk. We were told her cria was a male but, much to our delight, later discovered her first cria was female.
Windsilk is the oldest in our herd. She takes it upon herself to be the one who alerts on possible danger. She has had three babies and was always an excellent mother.
Her babies have all been large. Her last cria, Buddy, was so large that another alpaca owner thought he was 2 months old when he was 3 days old.
She is shy when trying to get her in our alpaca pics but we managed to catch her sporting a new hairdo. The shearer talked us into shearing blankets only that year. Their abdomens stay cool while letting other areas grow out. We decided we didn't like this cut much.
Sadly, Windsilk passed away at the age of 12 in 2009. She was missed by the herd as she was the one who kept watch for predators.
After Windsilks death the next oldest alpaca of the herd was our grey and white alpaca. Read about a great mom,
Meet our gelding,
So named because our girls thought he was the slowest animal on earth when they walked him on halter. He's so laid back that we're sure he just wasn't in a hurry to get anywhere.
Amber Roses first baby. Born on the hottest day of the year!
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As we get time, we will add more alpaca pictures introducing all eight of our herd. That way you know who we are talking about if we mention them on the site. There's Guy, Lucky, Buddy, and Jem. So stay tuned for more photos.
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