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Barleylands Welcomes Three Alpacas
16 February 2012

Three alpacas named Cocoa, Hornbeam and Walnut arrived at Barleylands, Billericay on Sunday the 12th February.  Although they are a little shy they are settling in nicely and already proving a hit with visitors during February Half Term. 

All three are boys and have come to us from Butlers Farm in Willingale. Cocoa the oldest, born on 16th June 2010 is dark brown. Hornbeam, born on the 10th August 2010 is a white alpaca and Walnut, our youngest, born on 1st September 2010 is dark fawn.  They are currently housed next to the pond area which proved a little surprising for them at first as they had never seen geese or goats before arriving at Barleylands. 

“We are going into the alpaca enclosure daily for short periods help them get comfortable and confident with us. They are still a little nervous but I am sure they will be taking food from our hands in no time.  We are investing in more animals for the Farm Park this year.  We already have little chicks and lambs, which we are bottle feeding daily and we are delighted to have the Alpacas join them.  We have a few pregnant ewes so will have some new lambs in the next few months, plus more from other farms to be bottle fed.”  said Michelle Roberts, Farm Park Manager, Barleylands. 


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