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Breeding and Selling Quaility Huacaya & Suri Alpacas.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Another new arrival

Well they are coming thick and fast now, yesterday we had another cria born, a lovely Big Brown Suri boy (10kg), mum Eydth was at 329 days, I know this is classed as early, but not for our Suri girls, in the last few years they have been giving birth around the 320 day mark.

It was a classic birth, at 9.30am I noticed Edyth was moving around the field from poo pile to poo pile, sitting down then getting back up. This went on for about about 30 mins, she is a very experience mum so I just observed from the mobile with the faithful binoculars.

Just after 10am, I could see the feet and nose so collected the birthing box and wandered up the field, by time I had got there he was already on the floor. I took the membrane away from his nose, checked his sex, teeth, mouth and rear end, then sprayed his cord. he was a little slow and wasnt wriggling much so I gave him a good rub with a towel and put a little rug on (it had started raining and was a bit breezy)

I decided to pick him up and bring him closer to the mobile, Edyth happily followed me down the field, I put him down and went back into the mobile to watch from the window.

Although he had sat up within 10 minutes, he was not making any attempt to stand, so after an hour I went out, gave him another good rub to warm him up, although his temperature was fine, I gave him a couple for pumps of Lamb start and within minutes he was up and trying to get his legs going in the right direction. At that point mum decided to take him back up the field to the rest of the herd, before she did I cleared her teats of wax and there was plenty of milk. So off they went to join the herd, placenta came away a hour later and he was already feeding well and skipping around the field.

So please meet our latest arrival, no name as yet, but looking for names beginning with Y.

And legs in action!!

Well thats six down (3 Girls, 3 boys) six to go.



Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Congratulations on your lovely new arrival....looks like he has got the hang of those legs...already !.......Jayne

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Congratulations...he is the imagine of his mum...ready delivered by 10 am it must be my turn soon!:)

Cotswold Vale Alpacas said...

Yes he now has got the hang of those very long legs! It was a nice delivery and at very good time, shame they are not all like this!

He is a lovely chap and we have high hopes for him following his daddy and grand daddy, Accoyo Bulleyman to become an outstanding stud male.

Judi B said...

He looks super...hope ours, due soon, have those text book deliveries. Names with "Y" mmm!
Yves (Laurent..if you want posh)
Not an easy one, maybe I should stop there!!

Cotswold Vale Alpacas said...

Thank Judi, we are really pleased with him. Not sure about the Y-Fronts though!

Hope yours are all text books deliveries