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.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Boys will be boys.

Boys will be boys!  Rufus (left) and Fergus giving each other the audible and visual warnings to get out of their respective personal space!  Plenty of huffing and puffing going on here, but that was it, no aggression.
At this time of year when the paddocks are pretty bare of grass the boys are always looking out for something to eat.  There is always hay on offer, daily haylage plus daily supplements and sugar beet when it's really cold but that doesn't stop them looking at humans in that doleful manner trying to get more food.
Gaucho (back), Faro and Fyta's rear end in front!
Fyta, front, with Fidget.  Weather wise it's been a much better week and the boys have been able to dry off in the wind and occasional sunshine.  It's back to a more 'normal' winter now with frost and snow showers.
And finally...................down in the chicken compound Hunkey Dunkey is looking 'the business' with his new set of feathers ready for the Spring.  I think we're all ready for a bit of Spring, don't you?


  1. Hunkey Dunkey looks very smart with his new feathers. I don't think we are going to get off that lightly with the winter ... Im waiting for the snow to arrive before the sniff of Spring ! Jayne

  2. Wow Hunkey Dunkey...looking good!

  3. We just love to see your boys each week! Happy New year to you both...and, of course those cheeky boys!