Alpaca & Muscovy

Monthly Archives: May 2018

Reasons to be on site with Alpaca, Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

I am often asked by potential Alpaca owners why you absolutely need to be on site for their care, not only for birthing but all the time. Alpaca hide illness and look like “all is well” when you walk into the paddocks. If you do not know what “normal” is for each individual Alpaca by being there and spending time with them in general day to day care – you will never know when they are ill or need help birthing… cria drop is very often not straightforward…

yes – take a closer look at this birth and work out precisely what happened and why both mother and cria would have died had I not been there!!

Cria watch at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

it is not only the farmers that watch for first signs of first stage labour – the female groups have a contest each year. Here groups watch to see who is going to increase the number of cria in their paddocks each day LOL

Birthing kit and Dog Watch at Kensmyth, Clay Meadow

Cria drop continues with equal boys an girls so far – heres the birthing kit LOL

a large pint mug of coffee

breakfast for the dog


and dog watch for action – bless the Curly Coated Retrievers for their amazing talents of letting you know when even the slightest thing is going on !