What's happening at Otaio Bridge Alpacas.......
Comings and goings
We say Goodbye to OTB Manuka and her cria Matipo. Congratulations to Rachel Andrews, NZ Grandview Alpacas. I know you will look after these very special girls.
We also say Goodbye to Horopito who moves just across the road, and the Alpac'n'save who moves to Manuka Cottage Alpacas
We welcome Pejo Kenta and Homestead Farm Caesar ET to our farm and say goodbye to Hemiccoyo Schiaparelli.
Our half share of Schiaparelli has been sold to Manuka Cottage Alpacas. Congratulations. We know he will produce lovely fine crias for you.
For more information about Kenta click here
Welcome Homestead Farm CAESAR ET. We have used Caesar in the past and were very happy with the fine uniform fleeces he produced in his cria. So when the chance came to purchase him we did not hesitate. Thank you Judy White, Alkmaar Alpacas for selling him to us. Click here for more information.
The Last of our crias 2017
A gorgeous black girl from OTB Esther by Pejo Copenhagen.
So very very fine, so very very silky.
A sweet light fawn girl for our lovely OTB Lacebark by Waratah Flats Enterprise.
Great genetics, great expectations.
Another girl!. This time for OTB Wineberry by Alkmaar Augustus.
Shiny white, dense and silky. We are happy.
Sunday 7th May 2017 Open Day 2017
What a great open day we had. So many people enjoying themselves.
We are very happy we have introduced so many people to alpacas.
And even better to help a few people on their alpaca adventure.
We had a naming competition for our last cria, a beautifull white female by Alkmaar Augustus and Otaio bridge Wine Berry.
The winning name is SNOW BERRY.
Our open day even made it to the Waimate News and Views.
and to Alpaca Culture
OTB Celmisia x OTB Karaka
OTB Matipo 10/2/2017
Dark Brown (Roan?) Female
OTB Manuka x Pejo Copenhagen
OTB Astelia x OTB Karaka
L BRown female
AQU Ariadnex WTH Enterp
OTB Ourisia x SWA Genesis
Sunday 16th was fleece judging with Sarah Busby as judge.
OTB Kowhai was awarded a 2nd place in a very strong class medium fawn Junior Females, OTB Alpac'n'Save and OTB Kauri (jun Fleece) were awarded first places.
OTB Eyebright received a 2nd place in the Int Female White
OTB Karaka was awarded a first place in the Senior Males brown
And best of all OTB Kauri repeated his success from the National Alpaca show in 2016 by winning his class (Int Male Grey/roan), intermediate male Fleece Champion and Grey Fleece Champion.
We had the Colourbration Show at the start of the month.
Lacebark received a FIRST ribbon in the White Adult Class. Very happy with that.
Then last weekend the National Alpacas Show 2015.
Very happy with our fleece results from the national show.
3 fleeces entered, 3 first places.
OTB Manuka in the 36-60mths female Grey class.
OTB Karaka in the 36-60mths male Brown class
WTH Enterprise in the 60+ mths male Brown class.
It is particularly pleasing that fleeces of the older animals are still doing so well.
That is one of our breeding goals, alpacas producing better fleeces for longer!
And what a great day they picked to come and visit. They talked to the alpacas, had a lovely lunch, loaded up with yarn, fibre and fleeces, and of they went to the next place.
Congratulations to Rachel and Grant Marshall on their start of alpaca breeding.
We wish you lots of pleasure and success.
We had a busy week. We attended the Mackenzie Highland Show (see our Show results page) and had 3 new crias born, all 3 sired by WTF Enterprise
A girl for OTB Corokia, OTB Eyebright A girl for OTB Ourisia, OTB Kowhai and a boy for OTB Wineberry.
out of our lovely grey OTB Celmisia .
We have named him OTB Kauri
The crias have started to arrive. First was a lovely Enterprise girl Ryanna. her mum wasn't well and needed a C-section. Ryanna was named after the vet doing the surgery.
Second was another Enterprise cria, this time a boy. We named him Wharariki, the maori name for Mountain Flax, and his paddock name will be Riki.
t hasn't rained for several month and the paddocks are turning to dust. That's when we start chopping down the poplar trees. Alpacas love poplar trees. And the tree will regrow for the next drought.
We are not allowed outside today. We have to keep our fleeces dry for the South Otago show in Balclutha.