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photoblog image At The Alpaca Farm 1/7

At The Alpaca Farm 1/7

About 15 minutes drive from us, near Ashby-de-la-Zouuch, is the Charnwood Forest Alpaca Farm and we paid a visit early last year together with our Granddaughter. Sadly, as you will see in this series, they had recently been shorn, but it didn’t take away from what cute characters they are.

At The Alpaca Farm 1/7

About 15 minutes drive from us, near Ashby-de-la-Zouuch, is the Charnwood Forest Alpaca Farm and we paid a visit early last year together with our Granddaughter. Sadly, as you will see in this series, they had recently been shorn, but it didn’t take away from what cute characters they are.

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Oh - isn't she precious! She looks like she's trying to keep warm without her coate!
Brian Walbey: They are lovely animals, they seem very placid.
They are such lovely animals.
Brian Walbey: They seem very placid compared with Llamas.
J'adore sa coiffure.
Brian Walbey: She'd recently been shorn so I guess they leave the little topnot.
Shorn or not, how can you not smile at that!
Brian Walbey: They are lovely creatures, we were a bit dissapointed they'd just be shorn.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Feb 2019, 06:41
Oh they're cute alright, this one has a Joe Brown type haircut on its head!
Brian Walbey: I saw Joe Brown on TV recently, he's still got the same haircut, what there is of it.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 4 Feb 2019, 07:21
No photographs, please! Not till I grow my wool a bit
Brian Walbey: It was a shame they'd just be shorn but what lovely creatures they are.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 4 Feb 2019, 08:05
In South America we were taught how to tell the difference between these and llamas. I have forgotten it all.
Brian Walbey: Llamas spit but these don't, I think!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Feb 2019, 10:05
Somehow reminds me of a Yorkshire terrier, that had some fashionable cut. I understand their hair? is usable, same as wool. It can also be sold as raw alpaca fibre.
Brian Walbey: The coat is usually used as woll for making various types of clothing.
Note to Chad

Alpaca has one L Llama has two....simples

They are very appealing animals
Brian Walbey: We really enjoyed our visit, we will have to go back one day and hope they haven't just been shorn.
sitting pretty with that hairstyle, Brian.
Brian Walbey: At least when it was shorn they left it with a bit to keep its head warm.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Feb 2019, 15:34
Looked very relaxed after shearing ordeal.
Brian Walbey: We were a bit dissapointed they hadn't still got their full coats.
I just love the characters that they are. I am happy even thinking about them.
Brian Walbey: Vwery cute aren't they, more attractive than Llamas.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Feb 2019, 16:35
Freshly shaved and I think "he" wil make a great knitted jumper.....
Great shot, Brian, I like his "wig"...
Brian Walbey: I'm glad they've left a little bit of their coat, it kepps their head dry in rain I guess smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Feb 2019, 18:26
Alpaca wool attracts the same sort of premium that wool once did centuries ago. They are beautiful animals.
Brian Walbey: It's the first time we've been near to them, they are delightful animals, for a small sum several tiems during the day they do an Alpaca walk round the fields.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Feb 2019, 18:41
What a giant of Alpaca sheep! I think they feel well to be shorn. I saw some alpacas on SC, for example on Alan's blog, they seem to be more popular than in our country.
Brian Walbey: There are quite a few Alpaca farms in the U.K., at least another one besides this one not too far from us.

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