My alpacas are coming!!!! PICS ADDED

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by jkcove08, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The guy that my sister and I are buying alpacas from called to day and wants to deliver them tomorrow!!!! 2 of them are due to have crias in May and we wanted to get them here and settled for as long as possible before they have them. I am sooooo excited!! I cant wait to get the babies here too. One of the females actully had a little boy cria that comes with her. He is about 4 months old. One of the girls wont be coming yet though. She had lost her pregnancy and so we asked him to breed her before we get her. He keeps them at his place for 60 days after so he can make sure she is preggers. Of course she is the one I want..lol Then on top of that my hubby had a guy that works with my father in law offer to give us a stock trailer for free!! He says it nothing special to look at and will need a little work and 1 tire. You cant pass up a free 16 ft stock trailer though! He says he was using it up to a yr ago and then got a new one so it is just sitting around. On top of that I am having ducklings hatching and chicks hatching and everyone is happy. Nice suprise for April 1st. Im glad this is no joke!! Jenn
    the 4 girls with Teddy in the back
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    Teddy, the baby with older sister Daphine brown and mother Caresse white
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    Little Rose, grey and Caresse white
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    Francine, black and Caresse
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  2. Varisha

    Varisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow what a lot of activity at your house!

    Congrats on the soon to be new arivals. You will have to tell us all about them when you get to know them better [​IMG]
     
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fun!
     
  4. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:excellent! i have 14 of them, be warned, they're addicting! [​IMG]
     
  5. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OHCHICK,
    WHat kind do you have? We are getting Haucayas. We were also told about some people that are moving and want to sell thier little heard.. I guess when you jump in you go with both feat..lol We have friends that have 17 themselves. With the ones we are getting we will go from 5 to 13 in the next 2 yrs.. We have 3 acres and luckily have a friend that bales hay and will give us an excelent deal on hay!! Here is a link to the group that we are getting. Jenn
    http://www.alpacanation.com/alpacasforsale/03_view_package.asp?name=28153
     
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    I thought Alpacas cost as much as an apartment in Donald Trumps apartment building.
     
  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I was thinking they were very expencive as well. I have wanted a few for many years now, and have 5 acres now that they could be on. But...several thousand for one!?? Whew! Not in my pocketbook.
     
  8. jkcove08

    jkcove08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are just looking for a couple as pets then there are cheap ones out there. My sister is financing this little retirement plan. Hubby and I are the ones taking care of everyone. We were able to get a very good deal on a 4 pack of bred females. My sister wants something to bring in extra money and something we can enjoy. My hubbys excited but I can see it now, he will get spit on even though they say they dont spit near as much as llamas. We will see..lol I cant have goats since every one I have had has always head butted him. I am lucky to have Ba Ba the sheep. She anoys him enough. We will see. I will post pics soon. Jenn
     
  9. chickenplucker

    chickenplucker Out Of The Brooder

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    How exciting!! I'm sorry one of the girls lost her pregnancy....we had that problem with our girl after she had her cria in October 2006. It was so frustrating breeding her this time, but she's due in May now. We can't wait!! The group you're getting is gorgeous. Enjoy all the excitement at your place!
     
  10. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:we have huacayas. we have 12 acres, so we bale our own hay. my neighbor has a large farm, over 80 there, we are partner farms.

    we started with 2 males and then bought an older, bred female (who had a girl cria a few months later). then added a package of 2 females and 2 males, then we had one die [​IMG] and so we bought 1 bred female and a younger one to replace the one who died, and a male came with that group. then we just bought 2 more girls this year and they also came with a male. hence 14. [​IMG]

    they are great fun, sweet animals. if you ever have questions, feel free to PM me.
     

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