Happy Hills Alpaca Farm

  (Monroe, North Carolina)
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July... Paca Days. Rich with abundance. Beautiful Babies.

 

April and May were the proverbial calm before the storm. Waiting for babies and they came one , two, three upon us. Two of the births were

a bit difficult , one baby being born at 11 pm at night. We had so much rain then that I believe the females wait until a dry period to have the birth.

So it proved with our mom’s. Then they came quickly. So far we have had two beautiful girls and one handsome boy. Two are fawn in color (light tan)

and one girl is a dark brown. All are healthy and running around playing.

What a delight it is to see the crias run and jump and play with each other.

Some very funny antics are going on.

We had considerable time to think of the names. One wants to have a proper "show name" and then a nick name that we can use at the farm.

With that in mind, we named our boy "Ursa major" because he is fawn with a white spot, like a sprinkling of stars on his forhead. We call him "Ursa" for short which also means Bear. He is like a big bear, growing strong and he has very large boned legs which is great. He’s a good bit taller then the others. Then we have our little girl, also light fawn, who was born at night.

I had this name picked out and it really fits her..if you research the name.

"Scheherazade"...so we call her Zadie.

And we have our lovely dark brown girl that we have named "Nefertiti",

which means, "the beautiful one has come"...we waited actually 2 yrs for her.

We had thought her mother was pregnant last year when she came to us from Arkansas, however the pregnancy didn’t take. So after 2 long years of waiting for her mother, Abby (our best female) to have a cria, she has finally arrived. And lovely and healthy she is.

Sapphire is due as I right this blog, This will be the last cria of the year for us. She is a super mother and all of her crias have been fantastic. So soon within days she will deliver. I have both a boy and girl name picked out.

Will keep you posted. But again, I am anxiously awaiting.

New birth is always so wonderful.

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