Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cria Watch - 2012

Several weeks ago we noticed that our near-term Dams are starting to look pregnant... just a bit more triangular, a little hollow near their hip bones and a lower belly.

Alpacas are silent about how they're feeling, so watching for the little differences is very important.  Of course I have fallen into the trap of seeing things that aren't there before, but this time we know for sure that we are expecting 3 cria in October.

We now are on Official Cria Watch, although we have been watching our Dams for the last couple of weeks, especially Frieda.  This is her first time being pregnant and she seems quite uncomfortable with what's going on.

Apple (newly pregnant, fingers crossed), Frieda (due in October)
and Keyla (due in October) in the background

The good news is that Keyla is due on the same day as Frieda and has been around this block more than a few times.


Voie de Vie said...

Oh, good luck! Can't wait to see the new little ones ...

Vivian said...

Hey no post this week, new baby?