Had our first birth needing a vet call out in our ten years of breeding alpacas. We just had a head and no feet and I couldn't find them when I tried so vet duly called. It took the vet about an hour to get the feet out and the head and neck had been out for an hour by then so we weren't too hopeful that he (yes, another he!) would survive. He was actually purple when he finally slithered out with bulging eyes and very floppy but... he is now running around the paddocks with
And we are off! Eight babies are due this week in the first batch. Gem was the first to unpack a beautiful dark brown male who the girls have called King Apple (I may have to work on the name!). He was up and running in an hour and has been feeding a treat. Gem is a very experienced dam, this being her 7th cria and she has produced some of our best alpacas with Surilana Parsifal as the sire. As part of SuriSelect he is one of six studs that we use.
All seven of her progeny