Not much of a baby any more, James was the first cria born in 2009 and showed promise right from the start. Strong confirmation, density and fiber to die (or dye!) for!
Unfortunately, when he decided he was ready to be a herdsire in June 2012, my other herdsire, Javelin, turned mean. Herdsires do tend to be competitive, but Javelin kept attacking James. We separated them, but Javelin did not calm down. One daly, Javelin broke through a fence and attacked James so badly, we had to geld James.
[Javelin is no longer with us. Although he was easy to handle before he had competition, I won't keep a mean alpaca--we ate Javelin!)
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