Date of Birth: 27/04/2012
Ellie was our first Cria ever born and is named after our friends’ daughter.
As new Alpaca owners we awaited her birth with both excitement and trepidation armed with our birthing kit and instructions to hand! The gestation time for Alpacas is c.11months and they can delay for up to a year! It was therefore with a mixture of disappointment that we missed Ellie’s birth and relief that she was ok when we found her safely delivered on the ground. Ellie is now taller than her mother, Kali and very sociable. As breeders we are trying to improve the genetics of our herd and increase the fibre quality so it is always pleasing that Ellie fleece which we have processed as lightweight double-knit is finer than her mothers. Ellie has given birth to two boys both sired by Crafter. Rupert was born in 2016 and this year Ellie gave birth to Boris.
6th Intermediate Black Female