A welcome surprise!
Little Lilli delivered her cria yesterday! Big (20.4 pounds), healthy and active; we are delighted! Did I mention beautiful? This baby really is... Or maybe handsome is the better adjective as it is a boy! Meet Ranger!
We are almost always present for births on the farm, but this one we missed. Little Lilli was at 346 days gestation, so we knew we were taking a chance, but we had an appointment off island in the morning that we could not cancel. So we left her unattended for a few hours, and wouldn't you know it, that's when she delivered. We last checked on her at 8:00 am and all was quiet, but when we got home at 1:30 the new baby was there to greet us! Delivered, dry, on his feet and nursing! Great job, Little Lilli!
We are so happy with this little guy - and thrilled to see the very first offspring of Alonzo! Way to go Little Lilli and Alonzo!
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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!