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Pepperina

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Posted - 02/16/2007 :  01:05:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Pepperina's Homepage
As I was walking over to give next bit of colostrum as it was 4 hours since birth found him under Mum and drinking his heart out! Yippee - small things make me happy!!!
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Alpacalady

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Posted - 02/16/2007 :  05:55:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Alpacalady's Homepage
Hey Barbara,

Congratulations!! A healthy baby is all we hope for, now you get to enjoy him growing up and living up to his name!

Laila

Graceland Alpaca Farm
Lisbon Falls, Maine
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slredmond

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Posted - 02/16/2007 :  12:54:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit slredmond's Homepage
Stop Rick - you made me cry laughing with your "Ramblings"! Boy did I ever need a good laugh - thanks. Things that ring with truth are always funnier, and you were spot on.

CONGRATULATIONS Barb on your new baby boy! Glad to hear he is doing so well.

Sandy



Kevin, Sandy and Caitlin Redmond
Walnut Point Alpacas
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Pepperina

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Posted - 02/18/2007 :  04:45:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Pepperina's Homepage
Check out the picture of what was causing all my worry - doesnt he look smug!!

http://pepperinaalpacas.photosite.com/PEPPERINA_ALPACAS_copy/PepperinaDerby-NewCria/

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critters

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Posted - 02/18/2007 :  06:52:35 AM  Show Profile
Are you really awake at this hour???If so, please reply. I had a little girl born this afternoon (yaaah!) been feeding her colostrum but it is sooo cold in barn she is still shivering a little. what are you doing about warmth? She was little 14:4. I have on a cria coat, layer of alpaca sweater--yes,about 4am it was all I could think of--and then another cria coat.
If I have mom and cria in stall alone(stall that is warmer)mom just cries. If I let them out into group pen it is colder but mom is happier. What shoud I do?

Harriett Eldridge
WindFire Farms
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Alpacalady

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Posted - 02/18/2007 :  07:16:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit Alpacalady's Homepage


Gorgeous cria, Barbara! Well worth the wait and worry!


Harriett,

Is the cria completely dry under all the coats and sweater?
If not, dry her with a hair dryer, then keep her and mum in a pen in the warmest part of the barn.
Place a heating lamp overhead if you can. I would not worry about mum complaining, so long as she can see other alpacas, she'll be fine, and she will bond with the baby. Keep plenty of straw in the pen, an electric heating pad for the cria to kush on would be helpful too.
Give mum a warm bucket of water, she may enjoy a nice warm drink.

Best of luck with the new baby, what's her name?

Laila

Graceland Alpaca Farm
Lisbon Falls, Maine
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critters

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Posted - 02/18/2007 :  07:25:17 AM  Show Profile
Thank You. My big concern was mom's stress level in the warmer stall,but I guess she will just have to cope till it is a bit warmer.
Mom is Delightful de Negra and herdsire was Excelsior so little girl is WindFire's Delightful Elixer. beautiful little black girl.

Harriett Eldridge
WindFire Farms
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Alpacalady

685 Posts

Posted - 02/18/2007 :  09:36:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit Alpacalady's Homepage

Great name, Harriett, it'll be a mouth-full for the announcer when she wins her first ribbon!
I had a girl named Delcita and the announcer turned that into 'Delicious', so it need not be much of a tongue twister, but we got a laugh from it anyway.

Laila


Graceland Alpaca Farm
Lisbon Falls, Maine
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