Saturday, October 22, 2016
Yesterday Chance celebrated his second birthday so he is no longer a yearling, but now has graduated to juvenile. (When born and up to just short of a year old they are called cria.) He is the first born to Theresa Marie so we had little idea what type of off spring she might produce. His father is an award winning male so we were hopeful. Well, he has exceeded all of my expectations. Not only is he just as gentle as can be and most certainly cute, this year his fleece has earned him four ribbons, the most prestigious ribbon being the first place award at the Alpaca Owners Assoc. National Fleece Show in Va.
Baby with Mum shortly after birth
Since our shearing in May, Chance's fleece is growing and looks great. We hope that next summer we will be able to start his breeding program. Right now he is not interested in breeding, but he has plenty of time for that later. We hope he will follow in the footsteps of his father, Altair's Vito.
By the way, Chance's mother, Theresa Marie, is pregnant, due in July so Chance will have a baby brother or sister.
Wyatt nuzzles Charm. 10/16