Such a delicate little flower!
And here's Herbie next to her - not such a delicate little flower! He has a gorgeous wee snub nose don't you think.
And yesterday we had some excitement. The Stud male came over to mate with Cocoa and Vienna. It's standard practice to mate them again around 2 weeks after the cria is born. However Vienna is a bit older so we left her for almost 9 weeks to give her a chance to have a little rest.
Alpaca mating is dignified, but noisy!
The male makes sort of a growling noise, which stimulates ovulation!
Watch and learn ( only if you want to!)