Vanny meets the other boys

Vanny, our newest male, and the other boys have to get along, because come winter time, we can’t have him out in the pasture by himself. He thinks he likes it out there alone, but even if he does, we don’t like trekking all the way down there to feed, water and clean. So, a few days ago, Mom let the boys and Vanny out into turnout together to see what the herd dynamics would be like. The results were not too surprising, actually. Bravado threw DOWN!

After quite a bit of flying spit, Dad broke it up with the hose. The boys went back to their paddock and Vanny went back to his, without a clear victor emerging from this short skirmish for dominance. But this is a tale which shall soon be told…

About cliffhousealpacas

Once upon a time, my dad drove by some funny looking animals standing on little dirt hills in a field. Thus, the dream of an alpaca ranch was born. Now, we are embarking on a grand adventure of raising alpacas and becoming fiber artists.
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4 Responses to Vanny meets the other boys

  1. Hahahaha can’t wait to meet him and the new gals this weekend (Remember we didn’t get to meet Marsi (sp?))

    • Me neither, actually! I’ve never met Cici. Or Vanny. And I have no idea how to spell Mars*****’s name. I think I usually use “Marsy” but your way looks more French, so I think I’ll adopt it.

  2. starproms says:

    Aah my heart goes out to him. It’s so hard to mix in, isn’t it. I hope they accept him soon.

    • It seems to be getting better for him. Bravado is a bit of an enforcer, but he’s not mean. He just wants everyone to follow the rules. Vanny is very much a dominant male, and he likes to be bossier than Bravado will put up with.

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