Beck Brow Pepsi Lola ran in all the way from the far paddock to the barn at feed time (6pm)...It was Paul who noticed; "what is that?"..."what"..."that sticking out of Pepsi"..."OMG its a black foot". I donned my gloves and lubed up. I could feel that the neck and head were completely curled back. I really had to reach hard but I could get hold of the head, but couldn't turn it forward...call to vet...she tried and tried..."one last one before a C-section". That was when she realised that the cria was upside down and thus we both had been trying to turn the head the wrong way! Amazingly the female cria...named Beck Brow Victoria's Secret... has never looked back since!
I have managed to weigh the cria belonging to the over protective black livery female, every day in fact...no injuries..not even any spit. No, she hasn't had a personality transplant...she is just a bit of a dip stick!On Saturday I went into the shed to sweep up before feed time and got the shock of my life to find the cria sitting there, completely on his own, with the rest of the alpacas at the bottom of the field. So quickly I weighed him...gained 200gs Yesterday, I decided to steal him...I grabbed him...ran out of the shelter...weighed him put him back...and she was so busy eating she hadn't even noticed! She seems to be getting better...I think she wanted to sniff my head this morning...but I don't trust her enough to find out if she is nearing as friend or foe! Mind you by the look on her face in the photo below...she looks the worried one...see what you get for being nasty...an unflattering photo of you on the blog...serves you right!!!