Sweet Water Alpaca Ranch

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Last cria of the season

My maiden female Truffels kept me waiting for almost 12 months before she finally started the birthing process. It was 10 o'clock on a Friday night! Very unusual as crias are usually born in the mornings!

It proved to be a very difficult event as she was not able to deliver on her own. And of course no vet was availabe at that time of night. So I was the only one to help. I finally managed to get the cria on the ground, a beautiful perfect dark brown girl. Mom was very attentive and allthough I did need to supplement with some bottle milk over the first few days La Luna is now thriving on mother's milk and running around with her friends.

She may turn out to be one of my very best animals as her fiber is absolutely outstanding!