Welcome, Little Haulelujah!

By: danitacahill

Aug 26 2012

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Category: Agriculture, Alpaca, Animal Photography, Animals, Farm, Nature, Nature Photography, Photography, Portrait photography, Rural Photography, Summer

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Aperture:f/5
Focal Length:168mm
ISO:800
Shutter:1/250 sec
Camera:Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

Our second baby alpaca bred and raised here at our Ridge Alpaca farm arrived yesterday morning. I love her markings. Unusual.

She was born already named. Her mama’s name is Glory (Bonita Glory is the mama’s full registered name). So, this new female cria’s name is Gloy’s Hallelujah. We’ll call her Hallie. If she’d been a boy, we’d have called him Hal.

Such a different birth and baby than Friday’s. This little girl was born quickly, easily and full of life. She nearly hit the ground running. She was a week past the dam’s first due date. Maybe that had something to do with it (alpacas’ gestation is 11 – 12 1/2 months). Hallie weighed a whopping 20 pounds compared to the first baby – born weighing in at 16 pounds the day before (she gained a pound her first day of life).

I’ll be sharing lots more baby alpaca photos in the days and weeks to come. If you have any questions about alpacas, I can try to answer them. If you’re interested in buying fleece for handspinning or craft work, I have some in a rainbow of colors. It’s as soft as cashmere! You can email me at danita@centurylink.net.

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.

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One comment on “Welcome, Little Haulelujah!”

  1. She’s cute!! I bet you are all having a blast with these births!


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