Galadriel was born out of our sire, Campion and Creampuff. . Galadriel (she was given the same name as our female cria who died,) or -"Glad" as we called her -did well for herself in the showring. Yes, those ARE her ribbons. I am not up to the task of photographing alpacas with scary, shiny ribbons flapping on them, so I just photograph their show ribbons and then photoshop them on the alpaca. I have even provided a couple of my customers with these 'virtual' ribbon images for their own use as well.
Glad had a lovely disposition, as evidenced by her patience in being shown in the children's obstacle class at the Great Frederick Fair below:
Glad was sold to our friends, Sue & Judy at Wildwood Alpacas in Virginia. She has given birth to two pretty boys and one spectacular female alpaca for Sue and Judy.
Here is a funny photo of Glad with her first son, Bruno who would not respect her privacy while Glad entertained a "gentleman caller." Bruno was also the son of our own, Valentino. I wish I could take credit for this adorable photo but it was taken by Sue Hammer at the aforementioned, Wildwood Alpacas.
Here is a photo (also courtesy of Sue Hammer) of Glad with her 2007 cria who, I believe, is the result of the breeding shown above. What a cutie!
In 2009, Glad gave birth to a gorgeous female cria named Francesca, or Fran for short. The shearer remarked that Fran had one of the best fleeces she'd ever seen. Glad and her daughter Fran are pictured below.
alpacas Glad and Fran
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