All messages by user: sunset acres

2/18/2014
Topic:
Inbreeding?

Alpacas at Sunset Acres

Berryville, VA

sunset acres
Posts: 2
the grandmother of one of our males and the great grandmother of our female is the same alpaca. If we breed them is that considered inbreeding? Is it a bad idea to breed them? Are there any general rules about how far removed in common ancestry before breeding is ok?
6/29/2017
Topic:
Female won't eat supplement

Alpacas at Sunset Acres

Berryville, VA

sunset acres
Posts: 2
We have a lactating female with two week old cria that in the last two days has refused to eat supplement. Before that she had a very good appetite. We have tried three different kinds of supplement ( Southern States pellets and SS pellets with oats and corn and Mazuri Dr Evans alpaca feed). She does eat some hay and some pasture grass, but will only smell the supplements. We have also tried using different feed buckets. Any suggestions?
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