Friday, September 23, 2011

Not Pregnant

Our vet came by earlier today.

He did an ultrasound on both Daisy and Frieda.  They are definitely not pregnant.

Due to Hubba's and my travel schedules we did not follow the complete protocol, so chances are, they were never pregnant.

He gave us a slightly different protocol to follow, so hopefully we will be have better luck next time.

The good news: Kocoa is definitely pregnant.  She is due on October 17th.  She has been unpredictable for her first two pregnancies, so we will be on official watch starting October 1st, but I'm expecting the cria will arrive closer to Halloween.


Oak Haven Alpacas said...

I'm so sorry!

We had 2 dams who absorbed their pregnancies. Those we noticed by spit testing (but it was too late to rebred them for this year, they are bred for next year now). And we had our first time with a retained CL. That one was tricky because the dam thought she was pregnant and I swear there were times we thought we saw cria movement. She wasn't. It was all in our heads. *sigh*

At least you still have one cria to look forward to!


Sam Findlay said...

Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog! Good luck with the pregnancy!

Spinster Beth said...

Oooh I love the color of the one in the foreground!

I'm going to an alpaca farm open house tomorrow ... I'll post pictures on my blog. I'm looking forward to seeing them in person (so to speak)

Voie de Vie said...

Very weird - so what was going on with their respective bellies? They did seem to be getting bigger, weren't they? I'm sorry for you, but this process is all very intriguing to me.

I'll be looking forward to a Halloween cria.

Via Verde Farm said...

Oh. That is really frustrating. I need to follow up on an ultrasound too. I don't want to miss the rebred this season. I wish alpacas were like goats and delivered after 4 months!
I am expecting in October ...a cria of course! Good luck with your delivery and definitely post photos!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Oh, sad news, but also exciting news that there is one on the way, a lovely halloween cria