Congratulations, It’s a Boy!

New cria's first attempt to stand

This morning (June 12), Peaceful Heart Alpacas welcomed a new alpaca cria to the farm.  Ashley gave birth to a 16.2 pound boy with a beautifully colored, soft, dense fleece.

Peaceful Heart's Ashley with her brand new cria

This new little cria (name still to be decided upon) is out of our fabulous Lord Tennyson, and he definitely has the look of a Tennyson cria.  They all have a similar shape to their head at birth, and I suspect he will grow up to look very much like his brothers Becket and Arthur.  The new cria’s dam Ashley is a lovely daughter of our foundation herdsire Powergrid.  Farm visitors frequently remark on her beauty and incredible color.

Ashley, and her pasture mate The Black Pearl, were born on our farm, and were purchased by Sharon Wilson several years ago.  Sharon’s herd grew in 2012 with the birth of Mooncake, and will grow a bit more this year when Black Pearl delivers her expected cria.  Her whole herd will be moving to their new farm later this summer.  We are excited to continue working with Sharon and her family as they move into this next stage of alpaca farming.  The whole farm offers congratulations again to Sharon and her family on the birth of their new cria!

Alpaca girls watching the new cria learn to walk. Alpacas get excited every time there is a new cria born, and cannot wait to greet it and check it over. They are fascinated.


Sunrise Surprise and her new cria

We also want to offer our congratulations to Kathi and Mark of MacKenzie’s Meadow Alpaca Farm on the first cria birth on their new farm. The beautiful Sunrise Surprise gave birth yesterday to another Powergrid son who looks just like his two older, award-winning brothers (Solar Flare and Sunspot have both won Highest Scoring White Alpaca at the MAPACA spin-off among their other winnings).

Last year their farm celebrated their first birth while Sunny was still living on our farm.  This year, Kathi and Mark are enjoying watching their newest farm member run around their own pastures, and are expecting another cria soon.



We know from personal experience that folks are not always ready to move their alpacas onto their own farms when they first purchase their alpacas.  Because of this, Peaceful Heart Alpacas offers 6 months free board to anyone who purchases alpaca females from us.  We also offer long term boarding for those who find that will work best for them.  Check out our sales list and give us a call if you are interested in learning more about starting your own herd.

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