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Thursday, 8 July 2010

And now a girl!


Yes , finally , Cerys has delivered a beautiful dark brown girl! She is up and wandering around , seems to be feeding well - mum is not very interested and is content for her to sit with the rest of the herd while she is off eating grass, in fact she is the same as last year! Cerys takes a couple of days to become really engaged with her cria , this year she is better than last and is letting the baby feed and is quite agitated if I pick the cria up and take it to her , butt otherwise content for her to run riot around the field with whomsoever she likes . Consequently they are now in splendid isolation with the rest of the herd in the neighbouring paddock , until the bond has strengthened.

Sadly , i am unable to give details or even time of birth , DH was home all morning on alpaca watch , but failed to watch very closely, despite sitting with his feet hanging out of the window facing the birthing field whilst he varnished frames! The first I heard was after I got back from pilates ( yes , I know I swore I'd never exercise ...) and he yelled ' I think there are 2 black babies - are there s'pposed to be ?'

Anyway , all's well etc . Now just waiting for Hermione......

ps . She's called Calpurnia!

4 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Congrats on the new babe. :) What a sweetie.

Julie Petty said...

Congrats on your girl! We have a couple mothers like that, very protective but not that interested. I isolate close to the herd as well, and this does help. Enjoy watching your new little one!

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Congratulations...she looks to have such a lot of fleece on her!

Millie said...

I love the names of your alpaca. I have a goat that is the same with the lack of mothering instinct. I tend to lock her with her babies for about a week before I let them join the rest of the herd.