A Taste of Life at Windrush Alpacas

January 18, 2009

And Here’s a Good Example!

I subscribe to the “Google Alert” service and have my alerts set so that whenever a piece of news includes the word alpaca I receive an email notification from Google. Yesterday I received a Google Alert that fits in with the subject of selecting and training alpacas for performance and obstacle classes.

Here is a great example of an alpaca owner exposing one of his alpacas to a different environment. Now the alpaca farmer in this clip is taking his alpaca out more to get the people in his community familiar with alpacas and maybe to raise awareness about alpacas in the United Kingdom, but just watch how this alpaca reacts to his visit to the local pub – he’s pretty calm and relaxed, perhaps a little uncertain about being stroked by the people in the pub, but all in all the alpaca does really well. It is a good example though of how you can take alpacas out in public and get them used to different environments (and do some great marketing at the same time)

Click through to this link (from the good old BBC) and enjoy!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/7833623.stm

(I have to say though that you can tell this alpaca is not a Yorkshireman, there is no way he would turn down a pint of good bitter if he was!)

Rosemary

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