Hairless Alpaca Cria born 5-6 weeks early is doing well
Alpaca have long since proven that although difficult to get pregnant and stay pregnant; once they are they can “hold” a pregnancy for more than a month after their due dates and can birth early by many weeks.
Thus making the “birthing window” for each Alpaca on farm a long one – with a gestation of 11.5 months that is adding at least 4 weeks either side!
This article from KIT BLOOMAN on Facebook – records what I believe might be the first Hairless cria born “about 5-6 weeks’ early, fully formed, teeth erupted, 5.5kg/12lbs ” surviving and doing well.
The fleece “hair” will follow shortly. I believe they have named her “Baldilocks”