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Shearing

On Monday Vet2Be and his friend, Taco, sheared the two sheep. They are Navajo Churro and about a year old. Usually Churros get sheared twice a year, but we didn’t get to it last fall and the weather turned too cold when we had time. Mandy has a beautiful black fleece. Unfortunately she has a…

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Shearing

On Monday Vet2Be and his friend, Taco, sheared the two sheep. They are Navajo Churro and about a year old. Usually Churros get sheared twice a year, but we didn’t get to it last fall and the weather turned too cold when we had time. Mandy has a beautiful black fleece. Unfortunately she has a…

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Shearing the Llamas

It finally got hot around here and we needed to shear the llamas. Actually, one llama and one huarizo. Daisy (the huarizo, which is a llama x alpaca) had a heavy fleece this spring. You can see in the photo below how much fleece she has. I went out to the field to find Daisy…

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Shearing Daisy

We sheared Daisy, the huarizo, last night. Technically she isn’t a huarizo because her mother is a llama and her father was an alpaca, but since Daisy if half alpaca and half llama, we call her an huarizo anyway. Shearing her was a ‘hack and whack’ job. She really looks terrible right now. Hopefully we…