After a pretty wet start to the month, the continuing beautiful weather means that all three of our alpacas have at last given birth. All three conformed to the theory that alpacas give birth on sunny days!
Three baby alpacas, known as crias, have been welcomed into the herd.
Taking her cue from Inky, on 6th May 2018, Dimili had a white female who weighed 7.5kg. We are currently holding a poll to decide on her name – currently in the lead are Blossom or Marshmallow. Despite being almost three weeks younger, the new arrival is almost the same size as Lucky, our black, male cria.
Finally, on 13th May, a month after Inky’s baby was born, our last pregnant alpaca, Fleur, had her baby. This one was another girl, the smallest of the lot, weighing only 6.4kg. So far, we haven’t decided on a name for our newest arrival and are planning to hold a poll on our Facebook page. If you visit, https://www.facebook.com/changeofscene you can make sure your vote counts!
All three mothers and babies are doing well, enjoying the sun and having a lovely time meeting the rest of the herd and gambolling around the fields.
On Friday 13th April 2018, we had a new addition to the Change of Scene family. Inky the alpaca gave birth to a new baby!
Nicknamed ‘Lucky’, the new baby, a boy, was quickly on his feet and happily exploring the field alongside the rest of our alpacas. He particularly loves playing with Akyls, our most elderly alpaca, and can often be seen trying to climb on her back! Occasionally, she gets a bit tired of his games and will use her neck to push him off.
As the weather warms up, it is fabulous to watch him gambolling around outside, gaining more confidence by the day. Less than a month old, and he seems to be going from strength to strength.
Hopefully, Lucky will have some playmates soon as two more of our alpacas, Dimili and Fleur, are currently pregnant (though Fleur’s is not confirmed).
So, we are expecting more crias, as baby alpacas are known, in the very near future; we just hope the weather stays good for them.
Thursday 21st June 2018 sees an exciting event in our yearly calendar – a Charity dinner in support of Change of Scene!
This year, Change of Scene has been running for a magnificent decade and to celebrate our 10th Anniversary, we are hosting a Charity dinner.
Why not come down to Northbrook Park Country Estate where a sumptuous three-course meal, a live band, Charity auction and raffle await?
With special guests, footballers Matt Le Tissier and Francis Benali, there will be plenty to enjoy – and all the money raised will be going to an excellent cause.
Tickets are available at £95 per head; tables of ten at a discounted rate.
To book your tickets, email Shellie: firstname.lastname@example.org