Monday, April 27, 2009

Look, look, look...Feliz, Feliz, Feliz!






Translation: Happy, Happy, Happy!



This is the meaning for our alpaca mom's name...and this is how we felt yesterday. Happy...when our cria finally arrived at 5:20pm yesterday afternoon. We have been waiting for this birth from our favorite elderly alpaca (for 350+9 days!). This past year we couldn't resist but give her one last try for a rose grey girl...she came through on half of the gamble. We had a rose grey...boy...so it is hard to complain. (This alpaca pairing has produced a rose grey boy, medium brown girl and now another rose grey boy).He was 9.4 oz and a little small but is doing well. When you have a healthy, nursing alpaca you are a happy alpaca farmer. Within seconds of the birth my family was prodding me to "look"..."look"..."look"! Not only have we been lucky enough to be present for the first two births of the season, we have had healthy crias and they are nursing and on their way! Alpaca owners know about that moment when you are standing over a brand new cria on the farm...time stands still and you hesitate, taking a deep breath...before lifting the leg to look in order to determine if you will call it "he" or "she". Then it is over. The long wait, the anticipation. Then you quickly remind yourself how lucky you are to be a part of this incredible animal, to witness the birth of a magnificent creature that will surely win your heart within moments...whether it is a boy or a girl!



No name yet...forward suggestions and help name the cria!

11 comments:

Alpaca Farmgirl said...

He's beautiful! Handsome, a bit cocky. Just what you want in a male. Congrats!

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Oh, how sweet and handsome he is! Congratulations!

Thank you for joining the Pet Parade!

DesignTies said...

Congrats on your new baby alpaca :-) He looks very handsome -- I really like his colour and markings.

Hope he grows up to be a healthy and happy adult alpaca :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on your new arrival!

elk said...

what a star in the parade today...that is my name suggestion STAR...
gosh he was small..but with your loving care will be strong and happy!

spread your wings said...

oh this little guy is so cute. congratulations. he's got to be the youngest member in the parade today.

Toni said...

How cute!! I didn't realize they were so small at birth. He's a very handsome boy. Congrats!

lifesignatures said...

How about Alfred?

Lori Forester said...

Congratulations on your beautifulnew baby boy. This can be such a trying time. I used to do a bit of vet work with alpacas and we wound up having to do a transufusion on a cria who had failure of passive tranfer. Your little lad looks beautiful and healthy. Best of luck with him and I know you will pick a perfect name for him.

Kimmie said...

Beautiful!
Maybe you could name him for a rose. We have a lovely David Austin rose that's a sort of apricot color it's "Abraham Darby." Maybe "Darby" would be a good name for an alpaca?

p.s. my pet is on my blog "words on paper scraps"

Angel Tree Farm Alpacas said...

Love the name suggestions will use them at some point...Darby, Alfred, Star.
Thanks for the congrats. He is a strong one. Will keep you updated!