Our last spring cria arrived yesterday
by Jim Hobart on May 25th, 2009

We had a busy day yesterday.We decided to slip out and see a movie for a Mom &Dad 'Date Afternoon' and of course just as we were getting to leave we did one last check of the Moms and there was our newest addition in the pasture.Luckily he's very healthy and it already nursing on his mom (Daphne).Her mom (Sunny) was a very good mom with a great disposition so we were hoping she'd pass this trait on to Daphne and it looks like this was the case. Daphne has been very attentive to her baby and he's nursing well. He gained 8oz on day one and got a good dose of mom's Cholosterum to help his immune system duing the next few critical weeks.It's always much better to let the mom/cria work things out than to jump in with a bottle of purchased cholosterum.We always watch carefully for the meconium plug to come out and see his basic vitals working well. Our daughter Lauren is great with the alpacas and volunteered duty for cria watch while we headed out later yesterday to keep our date. As for a name, we're still undecided. We like to watch each cria's personality a bit before giving it a name. As for this little guy.. he's very spunky, sweet and very attached to mom. Plus...he's pure black out of Snowmass Conquistador. Any ideas?

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