Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Cria are Coming!

Yep!  We had our vet out today along with a 3rd year veterinary student.  :-)

We gave everyone their annual CDT vaccination and did a few other things.  Then we ultrasounded (that's not a verb, but you know what I mean) our "pregnant" girls.

All of our lady alpacas and a little bit of Wonton's head

They confirmed that three girls are pregnant and the-one-we-thought-probably-wasn't, isn't.

Since I'm not well trained on alpaca anatomy or how to read an ultrasound, I pretty much only saw a bunch of dark and light areas on a screen.  But I did see the heart beat for one of the cria and the complete head of another, which was pretty cool.

Clementine and Kocoa

Confirmed Pregnant:
  • Enchanted Sky's Kocoa Moon and Blue Mesa Yoda (Yoda's first)
  • Qaint Keyla and Enchanted Sky's Charlie Brown (Charlie's first)
  • Alpacamundo's Frieda and Smokey's Bandit at Pastoral Profits (Frieda's first)
Frieda is the first of our farm's offspring to be confirmed pregnant... so will that make me something of an Alpaca Grandmother?  ;-)

Keyla, Apple, Frieda, Daisy

The three cria are due in early October.  Yay!


AllyB said...

Expecting little ones is so exciting! I can't wait to see what colors you get. I hope it's not as hot out there as it has been here the past few days.

MarmePurl said...

Congrats 'Grandma'!

Sarah JS said...

Yahoo! Very nice to know who's expecting this time around, no?

Kathryn Ray said...

No kidding! The expense is soooo worth it. :-)

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Hooray! I am already looking forward to the baby photos :)