With up to five females covered by our herd sire, Barton Brook last year, crias began popping out in late May with Barton Scimitar quietly giving birth to a whopping 10 Kg fawn male, who’s new owner has named ‘Roger’, after her uncle.
We decided to get the others scanned, to get a better idea of who was with – or without – cria. This confirmed that Barton Goodnight and Darcey were pregnant, with Alexia and Lucia ‘undetermined’ – the vet saw signs of pregnancy, but not an actual cria.
Well, Goodnight produced her first goods on 25th June with a small (5.5 Kg but perfectly formed) dark brown female I’ve named ‘Wren’.
Barton Lucia looked absolutely huge after shearing and sure enough, on 11th July, dropped her first – a mid-brown male of 6.5 Kg. Following the trend of ‘human’ names this year, I’m calling him ‘Bob’ for the time being.
Barton Alpacas is expanding its horizons with new premises in Compton Dundon, Somerset. Half the herd has just arrived during a rainstorm! At the front is our young herd sire Barton Brook; behind is his harem, comprising Lucia, Goodnight, Darcey, Alexia & Scimitar.
We’re at Dyer’s Field, on Ham Lane, about 200m West of the B3151; there’s a public footpath crossing the field, heading South.
The website was migrated from the bartonalpacas.com domain to the bartonalpacas.co.uk domain. I thought I followed the published steps correctly, but only the Home page works properly … all other links are not found, resulting in a 404 error … Help!!