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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

still going in the right direction

I am pleased to report that Diablo continues to progress , it seems that when the weather is bad he feeds very little ( and looses weight ) and if the weather is good vice versa. Tonight he took a bottle , but that is the first time since Sat. and he has gained a couple of 100 gms , so with all the ups and downs he stands at 7.3kgs ! Still hardly a giant , but good enough for me at the moment .

Today also saw some more matings , as did yesterday. Teifi Magic spent 2 weeks in a field with most of the eligible ladies and refused to perform his studly duties , yesterday I thought I was doing pregnancy tests, but it became immediately apparent that none of the girls are preg yet , judging by the fight to get into the mating pen!! So , two matings yesterday and 3 today . Artemis is very keen on this mating business , she muscled her way to the front of the queue yesterday , and then tried again today , standing next to whoever was mating and keeping an eye on proceedings. I find it very amusing that after a few minutes orgling the girls start dropping like flies until the whole mating pen is surrounded by very keen females. Lets hope it all goes to plan and we get a bumper crop of cria for next year after this years disappointing showing.

2 comments:

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Good going Diablo...we were pleased with 100gs this morning!

I am with you on the weather being a problem. It has rained some part of everyday for weeks here. The cria do so much better with some sunshine.

Fingers crossed for plenty of pregnancies...it's the year's waiting that's the tough bit;)

Lois Evensen said...

I'm checking in again on Sunday to see that your little Diablo is doing well - so very nice. :) It sounds as if he'll have some more friends to play with next year, too. :)