We thought there was a possibility for a delivery yesterday, but a quick exam showed Keyla was progressing, but not imminent.
She was definitely in labor while I was doing chores this morning. Keyla has been around this block several times. So I decided to sit back and watch her after I was finished cleaning and feeding.
A few minutes later, I knew it was happening. I walked over to the corral and instantly the head and front legs were out... Superman Style... exactly as it should be.
|Alpacas are very social and curious, especially when a baby is coming.|
10 minutes later we had a girl on the ground and Keyla was up tending to her.
Willow was on her sternum in about 10 minutes and standing at nearly 45 minutes old.
She was ready to suckle from the very beginning, but Keyla was not interested. She kept walking away, but was otherwise very attentive.
|If you zoom in, you can see Willow's hot-pink tongue poking out ;-)|
After about 3 hours, I called our vet who made plans to stop by on his way home. But then 30 minutes later, I spied them nursing. whew.
Alpacamundo's Willow is the daughter of Enchanted Sky's Charlie Brown and Qaint Keyla.
And with that, our Cria Watch is over. :-)
We feel very blessed to have three healthy girls.