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Barry & Linda Bolewicz
16430 SW Holly Hill Road
Hillsboro OR 97123
503-628-2023
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Hillsboro OR
An Alpaca Birth
1. First-time mother Mira
has been looking
uncomfortable all morning
- restless, alternately
walking and lying down.
Finally she started
pushing, and soon a foot
appeared.




2. Nose and toes appear
- perfect. The head is
curved down, the top
foot is beside the left ear.
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3. A pause in labor is common;
Mira gets up and takes a walk.
5. Labor restarts, and things happen fast.
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6. The new cria doesn't look very good at all...
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7. ...but she just needs to get some starch in her legs.
8. The happy ending.
Everyone is very interested in the
arrival of a new herd member.
I was used to lambs presenting in a very organized
manner - nose resting on top of toes.
Alpacas...it looks totally twisted, but it all works out.
One little nose,
two little toes;
That's the way it usually goes
Thanks to Jeff Merrifield for these lines.
4. I get impatient and try repositioning
the cria - sometimes the shoulders get
stuck, and rotating the cria a little bit
can help get things moving again.
But not in this case. I just have to wait.
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