She had a fairly difficult birth but nothing too dramatic, however she did seem to be in shock afterwards. We left her and Sox together outside after the birth. Sox tried to drink from her but Roma wasn't having any of it. At first we put it down to Roma not having passed the placenta, but things didn't improve afterwards. We rubbed the placenta under Sox's tail to ensure that Roma hadn't got her smells confused...but no...Roma just looked at Sox as if she were an alien. We have shut them in together, we have tried Lavender oil on Roma's nose and on Sox, but to no avail. Jayne (Zanzibah Alpacas) has given me some homeopathy advice that I am going to try when the treatments arrive tomorrow. She is definitely very confused as she has been mounting females over the past two days?!
It is such a shame. It is one thing being bottle fed, but having your mum still look after you, as in Lullaby's case; but to be so small and all your own, it is so sad. It is also going to be extremely difficult to avoid her becoming too attached to us. She takes a bottle really well and we don't have to handle her to give it, but she still tries to follow us everywhere. I found her completely on her own earlier as she had got her self separated into a different field. To be fair it is me who is upset by it...she is fine and doing well...Testimony seems to have budded up with her. They are like peas in a pod...both having Silverstream Czar and Waradene St Patrick genetics.