Wednesday, July 2, 2008

It's a Girl!

Busy Day! Lady Belita had her cria this morning at 11:05. A white baby girl. We are going to call her Mira but can't decide to spell it with an i or a y. What do you think? The picture above was taken at 11:15 of her first attempts to get up and walk.
And here she is 30 minutes old taking a run around the pasture. Her fretful mom is behind and that's Lyra and Spot (2 weeks old now) getting caught up in her play.





Here she is at 35 minutes old meeting the fiber boys through the fence. That's Lady Belita behind her giving a fake spit warning to tell them not to get too close.



Because of all the confusion in the pasture, we carried Mira in to a pen to be just with her mom. She knows exactly where meals come from but not sure that Belita has much milk. Belita is really possessive about this, her 4th cria, and fake spits to warn us to stay away.... So we have been. Will weigh Mira and treat her navel tonight after they have had some time together.
Look at that fiber, my friends!
7 p.m. update - weighed, tempted, and treated navel without getting spit on. ☺ Smitty picked her up and hurried to the scales, which by the way are at the other end of the barn. Temp was normal but, oh my, she weighs 24.3 pounds. Definitely, the biggest cria that we have had.


11 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Mira is so cute! I'm a CPA and we have several alpaca farms as clients and each year when I update the depreciation schedule I get a kick out of all the cute names alpacas have. I'd much rather spend time with the alpacas then just doing the tax returns!

DreamWoven said...

she is beautiful maple.... i just want to touch her :) oh.. and i like 'a y' in the name

Crazy Lady with purple fingers said...

Your babies are so beautiful, you are so lucky......all that white fibre!!

Pamala Rose said...

Congratulations on the addition to the herd. I vote for the 'y'.

heather t said...

Congrats on all your beautiful babies this spring!

I vote Mira - it means "look" (verb) in Spanish.

Zuleika said...

How sweet! Congrats on the new addition! I vote for the 'i', so I guess you have a tie. :-)

Ohiocrochetlady said...

How cute,You must be a very proud grandma

Vtknitboy said...

i'd go for the i to be different, but "y" so people know how to pronounce it! so there you go! i'm a libra.

cutest pics of the 2 "older" crias galloping up to see the new baby!

LazyTcrochet said...

So beautiful! What great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

Mira is so sweet looking!

I vote for the 'i'.

moonmystic said...

They are so cute!

Map