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Alta Vida Alpacas

Creating Quality with Purpose

Corley/Noyes Family
9535 E Parker RdParker, CO 80138

Monday, June 10, 2013

Contessa's due date! Today...or whenever she is ready!

Contessa di Bella Vita

Contessa di Bella Vita

So today is Contessa's due date! She is bred to a GRAY champion, Juan Spectacular Guy. Check him out over at www.grandviewsurialpacas.com Talk about a big handsome sire! We are so excited as this will be our first cria (baby alpaca) at our ranch. Some have been noticing a number of later deliveries this season so far in Colorado, possibly due to the quality of hay that was available throughout the winter is one theory. It is not uncommon for alpacas to take an additional 2 weeks, even up to a month before they are ready. Thankfully most are born between 9am and 2 pm (or so "they" tell us)...which means you know where to find us everyday from breakfast to mid-afternoon! Peter is a most attentive caregiver, checking multiple times per hour to see if there is any progress. We have our cria care kit all made up and we are excited! Stay tuned for pics, video, birth announcements, bubble gum cigars, patience, patience, patience :)