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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

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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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