Saturday, January 14, 2012

New Baby Llama

The pictures that follow I took at midnight Friday of the newest member of Larkspur Funny Farm.. Mother was not happy that I kept checking on them every two hours but she will forgive me if there is a need or emergency - I hope.. This in and out also kept the one and two year old billies goats sleeping in the other side of the barn awake but again checking is more important just in case...




As you can tell by the last picture Mom was happy to see me go and baby was done with the pictures taking. She has nursed which is fantastic. Here is a trick I use here with Camelid Crias (Llama Babies) so I know if the bowels are moving - I use a large knee band aid and stick it to the babies bottom. Really it is attached to the hair on either side of their privates. Then if I miss the event I can check the band aid when I do my checks and see what is there or not there. It is a great way to be well ahead of any eating or eliminating issues. Unlike sheep and goats who require butt licking from the Mother to get them nursing Llamas and Alpacas do not have this Mothering Pattern. I had only two Llama Mothers who would pulled it off so their babies I would not leave until I had seen it with my own two tired eyes.


So back to the house I go, set the alarm clock, lay on the couch in my barn clothes and back out in two!!!


Was it worth the wait to see her??

6 comments:

Sheri said...

What a beautiful little girl! I will have to start thinking up a name to put in the contest! What immediately comes to mind is old Gomer Pyle saying "Surprise, surprise, surprise!!"

Ngo Family Farm said...

Aww, sweet llama baby! Sounds like they are both doing very well.
-Jaime

Tombstone Livestock said...

Congratulations on the new arrival, adorable.

Candy C. said...

How sweet! She looks like her Llama Mmama!

MamaTea said...

Oh so sweet!! Congratulations!!

larkspur funny farm said...

Thanks ladies for stopping in and loving out newest member..

She is so loving and kind - brings me back to center when I am with her.

Hope you are thinking up names because soon there will be a contest...