The season finale!
The last cria of the season has arrived! At 352 days gestation, Leilani delivered her cria today!
Leilani had a speedy and trouble-free delivery - 18 minutes start to finish! Baby is robust, seems healthy - and look how cute!!!
Leilani is a first time mom, but is already handling it like a pro! She is patient, gentle and very attentive to her baby.
I have to admit to being a bit surprised by this cria's very light color, though... Leilani is dark brown and Dad (Camilio's X-Man - aka Manny) was dark fawn with white markings on his face. This baby is lighter in color than both of it's parents.
Sadly, Manny passed away last month - just a day before his 17th birthday, so this cria is extra special... Scroll down a few blog posts to learn more about Manny. We are delighted to have one last cria to follow in Manny's footsteps. And as you may have guessed, it's a boy!
Though not what we expected, we love his pretty coloring. It's hard to tell in the photos, but he is a beautiful light golden color all along his top side, fading to white on his underside. We look forward to seeing how this little cutie matures!
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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!