A Spotty Tale
W hen we first saw an appaloosa alpaca in Australia in 2007, we became very excited realising it would add another dimension to our breeding programme in the U.K. So we decided to import a high quality appaloosa male.
Gary & Felicia Sanders of Popham Alpacas in Cornwall write about their love of appaloosa alpacas
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On being asked to write this article, I had a vague recollection of having written before on this topic so I dredged through my somewhat inadequate filing system and reviewed what I thought five years ago compared to now.
Three things stood out for me as being the 1 same and three things stood out for me as being different. So what had changed in the interim?
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Mark Steele of Patou Alpacas just can’t get enough of brown but like every other alpaca breeder things don’t always turn out as he might have hoped.
How many people have been convinced that a particular colour cria will emerge only to be disappointed. But six years of breeding mean that the Patou herd is producing more and more ‘ brownies’.
Kind Of Magic
It all started seven years ago when we decided to look for an isolated house with enough space to satisfy our mutual need for living and working in the great outdoors.
When we finally found the place that matched our expectations, we fell in love with this cosy cottage full of charm and the undulating landscape and we looked forward to living with our children in this landscape composed of pasture and wooded areas.
We settled in the hamlet of Houyet (Ciergnon more precisely), where our King Albert II owns a magnificent castle as a summer residence.
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