Cocoa has had her cria!
When I went to feed them this morning I saw her and she had quite literally just been born. We saw her stand for the first time and take her first shaky steps. It's brilliant! She looks smaller than Herbie did, but when I saw him for the first time he was all dry and fluffy. Stella is still wet. Cocoa was an angel and let me clean a wee bit of amniotic sac off Stella's face and check to see if she was a boy or a girl. Then we stepped back and let them do their thing. She hadn't drunk anything yet as she was barely able to stand up, but we'll watch her closely to make sure she does.
It's terribly exciting! And Herbie will have someone to play with !
Later now, we put her little coat on as the weather has turned showery and not very nice. We also contacted Steve and Christine at Naturally Alpaca and they kindly gave us some colostrum so we came home and made up a bottle. Better safe than sorry. She drunk it, but I fairly had to force the teat into her mouth! After she drunk the bottle she went straight to Cocoa and fumbled around - in the right place but, to be honest, I don't think she actually drunk any milk... we'll feed her a bit more later.
Wish the sun would come back, though.