It’s a Boy!

20160710_062119Peaceful Heart Alpacas was happy to welcome our last spring 2016 alpaca cria to the farm on July 2.  This sweet boy is the first cria of our white champion girl Wild Bells.  He is also the first grandson of our champion herdsire Lord Tennyson to be born on our farm (though Bells’ half brother Becket sired a cria off the farm a few months ago).  Gandalf’s sire, like Star Sapphire‘s sire, is a multi-Champion male from Dreamland Alpacas.  Sheer Galaxy is particularly known for consistently passing on his wonderful fleece and conformation to his offspring, having won at least 8 Get of Sire competitions across the country.

Gandalf at Birth

David took one look at Wild Bells and Sheer Galaxy’s son, and named him Gandalf. The rest of the family had ideas too, but the eyebrows were the deciding factor while we debated names, as David presented us with the following quote from The Hobbit, “Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out further than the brim of his shady hat.”  They are pretty impressive eyebrows.

Gandalf has fit in well with Star and Hawkeye.  The three of them love to run around the pasture in the evenings, and you can often catch Hawkeye and Gandalf wrestling.  Despite being 5 weeks younger, Gandalf holds his own in their competitions, and often is the one to start the wrestling.

Wild Bells & GandalfWe invite you to come by the farm to see the spring crias located in the pasture near the store.




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