Here’s Alysheba. She used to be such a sweet girl, but lately…well, there’s no other name for it. She is one royally bitchy female.
Alysheba was the first alpaca we purchased back in October 2006, just a few weeks after forming the LLC for our Kentucky alpaca farm. She wasn’t even old enough to be weaned, but we knew we had a winner. Aly did great in the show ring – capturing ribbons at AOBA Nationals, The Alpaca Futurity, Kentucky Classic Alpaca Show, IAOBA RiverSide Alpacafest (reserve champion), and Southern Select Alpaca Show.
She was always an extremely cooperative girl and very easy to handle in the show ring. Back on the alpaca farm, she was easygoing. What a sweetheart!
However, when Aly is pregnant, you’d better hold onto your shorts, Nellie. Another alpaca even looks at her right now and she starts her grumbling. “Get out of my space, you fool!”
In the photo above, she had just gotten into it with the gelding across the fence. Another male joined in the rabble, and we wound up with three pouters with their mouthes hanging open. Aly has a knack for bringing up the gross, green stuff, as you can see in the photo.
With the hot weather we’re having here in Kentucky, we are hosing our alpacas a couple/few times a day. Aly is quite the hose hog and makes no bones about the fact she thinks she should be first in line.
October 12 is Aly’s due date, and it can’t come soon enough. Judging by her behavior, I’d venture to guess that baby she’s carrying is going to be one feisty female.