Lexie McNaughton (4), of Springvale, Alexandra, gives
alpaca cria Brownie a cuddle during the national alpaca
open day last Sunday. Photo by Yvonne O'Hara
Alpaca farmers and stud breeders nationwide opened their
properties to the public to showcase their animals and
encourage people to learn more about them, as part of the
national alpaca day on Sunday.
Angela and Clark McNaughton, with daughter Lexie (4), look
after 46 alpacas for Mrs McNaughton's parents, Judith and
John Flynn, and invited the public to their Springvale
property for the open day. About 50 people attended.
Mrs Flynn said they were delighted with the number of people
who came to look at the alpacas and the animals enjoyed the
''There was a constant stream of cars from about 11am to
about 3pm,'' Mrs Flynn said.
''People were interested in purchasing them or wanted to look
at them or find out more about them.''
- by Yvonne O'Hara