CITANA , What is special about her? Well she is the first cria at our ranch who has successfully been able to nurse from her own mom and another mom. Our moms don't allow other crias to nurse from them, but she somehow convinced Sarasota to let her nurse at the same time as her own cria.
That would also explain why she was one of the biggest cria's that year.
Citana means "Star in the Sky" .
DOB July 31, 2021
DQ'S SPECIAL guess who her mom is? We have named many of DQ's crias after Dairy Queen items and this girl is just wow, so Special suited her for a name.
Special is an absolutely stunning silver grey female, with great fibre who had her first cria the summer of 2023, and she is just like her mom.
Special is often one of the first alpacas to greet our visitors. She is always ready for a handful of treats. She loves having the big hay bale all to herself.
DOB July 29, 2020
GOLDILOCKS or as Doug likes to call her - Fozzie Bear. Just look at her fibre and the colour how could she be anything but Goldilocks.
Goldilocks is definitely another farm favourite not just by us but by the many guests that she delights with her gentle nudges.
Goldilocks is very gentle, very curious and enjoys a nice scratch under her chin. Sometimes after she has been out around the guests for a bit and feels comfortable she will cush (lay down) and you can sit down beside her and pet her.
She has great personality and is not anything like her mom, Michaa, who prefers to be left alone.
DOB July 28, 2022
HARMONY, is another gorgeous grey that we are very proud of. Her mom, Serenity is one of our top breeding females. Harmony had her first cria last year, a beautiful bay black male named Harold.
She was bred by Valiant's Last Stand who is also grey, so we really hoped to get a silver grey cria from that pair. Maybe next year.
DOB July 22, 2019
IRYNA, received her name through a FB post looking for suggestions, it was around the time the war against Ukraine had started. Iryna means Peace in Ukrainian, we felt that was the perfect name for her. It is pronounced EE ry na.
Her photo is a bit misleading, under those brown tips her fibre is soft, fine and silver grey, just what we hoped for when we bred her silver grey mom Princess Emily to Kameron The Grey.
Iryna will often come out for tours with her friend Allie and few of the older girls.
DOB August 1, 2021
KIT KAT, was born in 2015. We had 13 crias that year and they were all named after candies or sweets.
She is bit smaller than many of our females but she is one of the leaders of the herd. If she goes outside most of the girls follow her, if she goes inside again most if not all follow her.
Kit Kat was our first grey alpaca to have blue eyes, she passed that trait on to her first cria, Princess Emily.
DOB June 17, 2015
KOPY KAT, is shy with people but will often take a hand fed treat, and never one to cause a squabble with the other alpacas.
Her colouring was so much like her mom – Kit Kat that we had to call her Kopy Kat. With her beautiful steel grey fibre she will be part of our breeding program.
DOB July 18, 2020
LADY GRANTHAM how does an adorable little cria get named after a main character in Downton Abbey? If you look at her straight on you can see she has the same round puffy eyes, tight little mouth and attitude as Violet Crawley, aka Lady Grantham. For those who don't know that show you might recognize her as Dame Maggie Smith.
Lady Grantham is absolutely gorgeous, beautiful silver grey fibre over most of her body and a huge black spot on her back which is inherited from her grandad, Prince .
Lady Grantham at 4 months old is getting more independent and will sometimes come out to say hello without her mom Kit Kat being there. She is still pretty much a momma's girl and is usually not to far away from her.
DOB July 3, 2023
O'DAH ZIIBING, is another one of our crias that was given her name by a friend of KBAR. Her name is Ojibwe and it means "Heart of the river", very suitable for the daughter of Pretty River.
She is a pretty independent and will wander the pastures on her own or with Kesalul, but in the barn she is usually snuggled up close to one of the older girls.
Her fibre is very dark brown, with lighter brown on the tips.
DOB August 12, 2021
PAISLEY has had her own fan club ever since she was named.
The summer she was born we posted on FB that we had a female cria that needed a name. One of the suggestions was Paisley, from a lovely lady named Paisley, that got Carolyn thinking about the children's author Carolyn j Morris who had just started the “Railfence Bunch Kids” books, about girls in agriculture. Carolyn contacted Carolyn j and asked about naming this cria Paisley to tie in with her first book “Paisley's Pumpkin”. Carolyn j thought it was a great idea.
This summer Paisley had her first cria, a beautiful girl that looks much like her; to carry with the name theme her daughter is Pumpkin.
Paisley loves the extra attention she gets from visitors.
DOB July 14, 2020
Paisley's Pumpkin she was born with a fan club already waiting for her.
As some of our alpaca friends know Pumpkin and her mom Paisley are named after the wonderful children's storybook Paisley's Pumpkin, by our friend Carolyn j Morris. Paisley is also named after her fan club leader, Paisley.
Pumpkin stays very close to her mom, she has been out to visit guests a few time with the other crias. She is very inquisitive and checks out everything she hasn't seen before.
Pumpkin is a beautiful two tone grey just like her mom, can't wait to see how long it grows before first shearing.
DOB August 1, 2023
PRINCESS SARA, was the last cria of the season, we had run out of name ideas so we took the easy way out and combined parts of her parents name.
Prince and mom is Sarasota (one of our top breeding females) and just like that she became Princess Sara.
The young Princess has had a eventful life, she broke her leg when she was 6 months old, just at the time to be weaned from her mom but due to the stress of a broken leg we let her stay with mom an extra two months. We will tell you more about her leg and healing in her biography.
Princess Sara also gets out and about. She went to the Owen Sound Library for story time when she was 1 year old. Our granddaughter went with us and they both made the front page of the Owen Sound newspaper.
Princess Sara's first cria is the darling silver grey female, Allie.
DOB August 1, 2018
Shanti has beautiful soft crimpy medium silver grey fibre that is oh so soft to touch.
Shanti is shy and usually needs a bit of persuasion to come out for visits, but once she is out she loves treats and visits. Often she will lay in front of the gate to her pen making it difficult to get her to go back in when a tour is over. Her mom Sarasota is very shy and most of her crias tend to be shy until they have been weaned from her.
Shanti usually stays close to her friend Pretty's Brook.
Shanti means Peace in Sanskrit, and the name suits her.
DOB August 2, 2022
TINY TREASURE, is exactly what her name says. When she was born she was the smallest ever born here at just 13lbs. She was also Almond's last cria and we figured it would probably be her last, so she was Tiny and she was the last Treasure from Almond.
Tiny is very special as she is our granddaughter's “pet” favourite alpaca.
Tiny loves coming out for visitors and often hums impatiently if she has to wait a few minutes for her treats.
DOB July 7, 2018
YAZHI, is definitely a favourite, she probably could have her own Facebook page. Yazhi is unique in several ways, she is our calmest alpaca and she loves the attention of people, what she doesn't like is being an alpaca mom. That's right she has very little maternal instinct, so little that we quit breeding her.
Although what Yazhi lacks in maternal instincts she makes up for with humans in kindness. We don't bring Yazhi out for every tour we usually let her tell us when she is needed. When does she feel she is needed? She loves toddlers, seniors or sometimes someone who appears fragile to her. She is extremely calm and laid back, nothing seems to bother her except crias sniffing around her. She will cush and let the toddlers pet and hug without batting an eye.
Yazhi has been to visit nursing homes, Story Time at local libraries, Vacation Bible School and she was always a favourite at the farmers markets. Yazhi is often stubborn about leaving after a visit or tour as she loves the attention.
Yazhi means little one in Navajo, she was the smallest cria in 2011, she weighed just over 15 pounds which is in the average range but that year most of the crias were much bigger.
DOB August 8, 2011