Well, we have finished up our autumn birthing season and, frankly, thank goodness! There are about 70 of them. Luckily I instigated a system of ear tagging (with a very small, light tag) each cria as it hit the ground as they look VERY alike. In particular, I have a large bunch of dark fawn cria – mostly from Durango, but some from the black makes, that I would be hard pressed to tell apart if I didn’t have them tagged.
I am SO pleased with the entire drop. I really would like to thank Patrick Dishaw from East River Alpacas in the US for the opportunity to purchase such a phenomenal stud male as Durango. His cria are such a step up for coloured suris. I just can’t wait for them to grow up, though who will cover all his daughters has me thinking hard. I think Wild Card will my first choice, although this may be an opportunity to give some of the patient boys on stud row a chance to show me what they’ve got. It’s all very exciting, I can tell you.
Here are some photos of the older cria – more photos coming soon.