Alpaca & Muscovy

Kensmyth Perugia is weaned – finally at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

well regular readers know that the weaning of a very large Draught Colt is no mean feat when the farm does not permit any area where Mum cannot be heard screaming to him when he is moved.

This time we took our time and at approximately 5 months old started to gradually remove him from his Mums stable for longer and longer periods daily until he eventually could also go out in a paddock adjacent.

This took a whole month of careful planning to ensure we had all sons available to assist so Mum had her companion and the Colt had his and everyone was happy.. if not made a little deaf.

Well thanks to perseverance and adjacent stabling the single colt was weaned fully without Mum getting mastitis and always stabled adjacent – this method really works is kinder and less stressful for both Mum and foal – well done to all involved and my Mum for too for asking daily “if hes managed it without screaming yet” LOL

Look at the bum on him now!