Alpaca & Muscovy

Alpaca cria selfie and no time

I have to apologise that I have not had time to sort through photos of events referred to in previous blogs – I have had a fantastic Black Girl cria born early afternoon and it took all morning to sort in the heat. closely followed in 28 degrees by serious concerns about dehydration … it is all very well folk thinking “it must drink within xx amount of hours” but the cria must not dehydrate in the meantime! Maiden mothers are inclined to abandon their cria if they seem lifeless so whilst not intervening, one must always play safe with shade and a watchful eye!

so with 9 cria on the ground now we currently have 5 girls and 4 boys in the tally so far…

thank you to all of those expressing concern about the “breach pair” – fingers crossed but so far so good

meantime, an Alpaca cria selfie with Mitchell!