Alpaca & Muscovy

The Circle of Life – correctly positioned Number 3

With a gestation period of 11.5 months and often going longer, little wonder that mating is a continually matter in an Alpaca farm.  Unfortunately newbie Alpaca owners are not often aware that there are a variety of reasons why a cria might not arrive the following year… the main one being that a correct mating never took place in the first instance!

Here is hoping the following give a clue as to how to know when action really is going on!

would you expect a result if the couple remained like this?

mating 1

or if the couple remained like this?

mating 2

or if they remained like this?

mating 3

Remember , the Alpaca is an induced ovulator.