Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cria Update...




Over the past few weeks we have had two additional crias... August 4th we happened upon a new female black cria...three weeks early according to my records but when you go 350 days whats a few weeks early? She is adorable and what conformation! Still un-named...


We just went on vacation to Orlando Florida and left with one of our females OVER due...approximately 370 days gestation. Well wouldn't you know it she went and had the cria on the eve of our return...fortunately we left the animals in the care of our new tenants/vet students! It was uneventful and the mom had the cria as usual...on her own and quickly.


We put out requests for name suggestions and have yet to firmly decide on names...at this point it looks as if the boy will be "Orlando" and the female "Noir" which is french for black. She gave such a fight while being bled though that many wanted to name her bronco...


It was a fun day all around and we have enjoyed our season thus far of crias!

1 comment:

Teresa B. said...

The photo with the white and the black mom's with crias is great! It seems all alpaca owners are creative with naming their cria! They look beautiful!