Thursday, July 10, 2008

First Baby of the Summer

Our first baby alpaca (cria) of the season was born this week. He's beautiful and oh so energetic. He likes chest butting his mother and jumping on her back when she's laying down. He's quite the trouble maker in the female herd. Without any other babies arriving until fall, I'm afraid he'll find lots of ways to play and amuse himself that won't exactly endear him to the big girls.

He needs a name! His sire's name is Jumpin' Jack Flash and his mother is Odyssey's Morning Star. We've been calling him Cowboy since he sports a nice saddle on his back and we have to call him something, but we need some help! The last time we just called an animal something out of necessity, we ended up calling her Little Sister and it's stuck! Not quite an elegant or memorable name for registered breeding stock.

Suggestions? Should we have a contest?

12 comments:

toady said...

He's absolutely gorgeous. I think Cowboy suits him well.

Elizabethd said...

I'd call him Jacob because his colours remind me of a Jacob sheep.
What a sweetie!

Debra in France said...

OMG he is so gorgeous! A competition for a nice name is a good idea. I'll put my thinking cap on. :-)

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

He is soooooooooo lovely - how about Trouble, or Mischief.

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Or Rebel . . .

mountainear said...

Julius - after his birth month.

Isn't he lovely?

Wooly Works said...

A friend of mine suggested Gideon and the another suggested Bling. Hmmm.....

Kathleen said...

How about Cowboy Flash? What a gorgeous boy he is! Were you hoping for a pinto?

Wooly Works said...

I was hoping for a pinto. His sire has similar markings, but in much lighter colors. Pintos aren't in vogue in the alpaca world right now, but I just love them. I keep thinking they'll become popular someday and maybe I can help bring that about. I think his fleece will be a dream to spin up for a tweedy looking yarn.

jennyheard said...

How about Mongo from blazing saddles or wyatt (earp), jesse (james)? I like cowboy. Great photos.

Breezy said...

What a cutie. How about Lone Star has a cowboy ring and he's the only baby

Faith said...

Oh isnt he sweet, such long legs. Sorry, I have no idea for a name.