We are officially on 'cria watch'! We have several girls pregnant and due to deliver this summer. The season starts with Calla Lily (aka Lily), Lillibet (aka Little Lilli), and Destiny.
All 3 of these girls were bred on June 24 last year, so they should all be due around the same time. Average gestation is about 345 days, but there can be significant variation. As of today, all 3 girls are at 338 days gestation. Births really could happen at any time now!
We are most concerned about Calla Lily. Lily has a history of delivering early - with past gestational lengths of 318, 320, 327, and 340 days. We are thrilled that Lily is having a longer gestational term with this cria.
Lillibet is also at 338 days gestation. She has had 2 crias in the past and both were trouble-free deliveries. We are excited about this cria because it will be the first offspring sired by our own Alonzo. We can't wait to see the outcome by pairing our beautiful Little Lilli with him.
Destiny is also due to deliver soon. Destiny is Lily's 5 year old daughter. This will be Destiny's very first cria! She was bred to Camilio's X-Man (we refer to him as Manny), and we think they will produce an awesome cria!
Feel free to post your questions or comments below!
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Always an animal lover, alpacas entered my life in 2005.
I enjoy all aspects of life with alpacas - from caring for them, to training them, spinning and knitting their wonderful fiber, photographing them, and even writing about them!