Our original four boys came from Ardo Alpacas in Aberdeenshire. We are not alpaca breeders and have our boys purely as pets. Our experience is that you don't need to be a breeder and that a 'batchelor herd' can give much pleasure to the owner. We have 5 acres including our big garden and grazing for the boys, 15 miles north of Inverness, Scotland. I spin, knit, felt and crochet with the fleece from the boys.


Just a reminder that clicking on (most) of the photos will show them greatly enlarged.

Saturday, 5 February 2011


Why is it that I never have my camera handy when something interesting happens?  Our neighbouring farmer's sheepdog decided to go walkies on his own along the road and this immediately had all the boys heading towards the fence and facing the threat.  Tails were up, ears pointed forward as they watched the dog.  By the time we got the camera the dog had wandered back to the farm but the boys watched it all the way - all except for Faro the guard!  His attention was taken up with the new threat of the camera - he does not like it being pointed at him and does not like posing.
Can't say the same about this trio of Gaucho (L), Gully and Wee Eck (R) who will pose endlessly and come right up to the camera lens if allowed to!
Our two (dirty) white boys, Fergus at the front with Fidget behind.
Rufus in the middle with Gully (L).
Fergus is a really laid back character so whilst some of the boys still keep an eye out for the dog and others start grazing, he decides its time to chill out and lie down.  Shortly after this Wee Eck came and touched his back which had Fergus spitting up in the air as a warning to keep off!
And finally, Gully showing his thick fleece which he's needed this winter like all the boys to keep the cold weather out.

1 comment:

  1. They sure do have thick coats. Didn't realize how thick it was! Guess that will keep them fairly warm!! I'm sure anything new coming down the road is excitement for them. Especially a dog or horse or something with 4 legs! lol...debbie