Sunday, June 24, 2007

♥♥♥♥♥ Eeeehaw! Ariana bred for 24 minutes (yep, that's right - exactly 24 minutes - we time them ) with the handsome stud Alderon who is here for a 'paca holiday. We are so hoping that Celeste will be willing tomorrow a.m. Although alpacas are induced ovulators the do have a cycle of about two weeks when follicles ripen and she will be usually be more ready to breed and conceive. We women living together, and horses, and dogs, and who knows what else, will have our periods together. So I'm thinking, why not alpacas. If Ariana was ready today, why not Celeste tomorrow?

This picture is of our sweet Ariana and her last cria, Orion (barn name - Slammer). She was bred to a black boy and produced brown Orion then, but Alde is white so I'm predicting a white cria next spring. Gestation is 11 months.

5 comments:

isis said...

Maple congratulation on the new cria baby.

You must be so happy for your new mother and child.

Congrats,

isis

HobbyZu said...

Yay they did it! Go alpacas!! lol Wow I thought they would have a shorter pregnancy than 11 months! Good luck with Celeste. :-)

Alpaca Granny said...

Ah, Isis, the cria in the picture is from last fall. We just got the breeding this a.m.

Peggy said...

That is great!!!!! 24 minutes? Wow!!!! :)

Marianne said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you !

Map