It has been a very eventful week at Pistyll Gwyn. Great excitement all round, as Dylan, our two year old male has come back to stay after hanging out with the lads at Alpacas of Wales.I hadn’t seen him in the year since he left, and whilst he’s still obviously Dylan, I was quite taken aback by how strikingly good looking he has become as he approaches adulthood.
Dylan is the light fawn offspring of Jolimont Lavender and Bozedown Patriot – the Huacaya Supreme Champion at the British Alpaca Society show 2007, so he has an impressive bloodline, and we’re hoping he will produce some equally impressive cria in the future.
We’ll be putting him over our girls this year, and once we have seen his cria, we’ll be deciding whether to offer him for stud services at market rates in 2012. In the meantime, if you have any girls you would like to try him on while he is untested, we can offer you a special bargain rate! Get in touch …
But back at Pistyll Gwyn … having an entire male here has meant a lot of changes and a lot of work. We now have four paddocks – which means we can keep the girls and boys separate. This has caused some grief – we have effectively split the herd. Dylan has integrated very well with the boys, and has made particular friends with Walter, but in general it looks like the boys – particularly Sillky – are missing the girls company. The girls don’t look too fussed!
Hopefully they will soon acclimatise.