I have held off on telling you the details of our most recent birth so we could conduct our little guessing game, but the time has come to fill you in! No one guessed the correct mom/baby combo, but I can tell you that Pronkin' Pastures definitely feels like a winner with this cria!
First... It's a GIRL! After getting 4 boys and just one girl this summer, we are thrilled to be working toward balancing out the boy/girl ratio a little bit.
Second.... Mom is Lilah! We love Lilah and are thrilled to have her female offspring in our herd. We can't say enough about Lilah - she is a color champion and at 10 years of age continues to produce a lovely fleece. She a terrific mom that delivers quality offspring. Lilah has been a member of our herd for a few years, but for a number of unanticipated reasons (none Lilah's fault), has not been successfully bred on our farm until last year, so we only have one cria by her (she came to us pregnant), and it is a boy.
The birth of an alpaca baby is just amazing and I was able to capture some good photos, so I wanted to share - but, since not everyone is comfortable seeing all the details, I have hidden the photos. If you would like to see the actual delivery, click the links... If not, just skip on past the links below and see our beautiful new addition!
We are proud to present 'Leilani of Pronkin' Pastures'! (pronounced lay-LAH-nee)
News of the new arrival spread quickly, and Leilani and Lilah had visitors first thing the next morning. Our visitors enjoyed an up-close and personal experience. We thank them for sharing the following photos of their visit!
Visitors that have been here before can attest to Lilah's interest in meeting guests. It looks like Leilani may follow in her footsteps! We invite you to stop by and see her!
About the author:
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!