All the weanlings came in on Sunday as we were going to shear the show team ones. Andrew noticed that one of the black weanlings appeared to have a wet leg and when we looked there were hundreds of tiny maggots. He was sheared straightaway and with every blow the maggots rushed into the remaining fleece, so disgusting. He was sprayed with the stuff that makes the maggots come out and then washed down and sprayed again. The little fella sat in the barn on a nice bed of straw while the others were sheared as he was a bit shocked. The next morning and today all is well, no more maggots and a cheerful alpaca

 This is the fawn progeny group from CME Tulaco Centurion that won at the Royal Bath & West Show at the weekend. They have turned from fluffballs into elegant little alpacas after shearing.