When we got home from church, we saw the alpacas all looking at the same spot in the grass. So we decided to see what was over there. We found a black and white surprise,Â Ebony had her crea! I don’t know how old she was, she was dryer than the other newborns we found. She was old enough to be dry, but little enough not to be able to stand.
Ebony is all black except for a tiny white spot on her neck. I assumed her baby would be black, because all the babies have been solid colors to match their moms. This baby is black except for most of her face and short socks on her back feet and long socks on her front feet.
Audrey ran home to tell everybody there was a new crea. Megan had misunderstood Momma and was already ready to cross the street. Everyone else came over. While he was coming over, Daddy called the neighbors to say there was a new crea. Since they were gone, we got to take care of it.
Daddy wanted to carry it into the barn, but we let her stay outside a little bit because she was trying to stand. Megan was worried about the crea because it wasn’t standing (we had just watched a video saying that baby wildebeest have to stand within minutes to keep lions away, and she seemed to remember that). Daddy took it inside in his Sunday clothes and we put it in a pen so the crea would be safe and we could watch it better. We gave Ebony water, grain and herbs and hay.
The baby is about 22 pounds and very healthy. We will go over again today to check on her even though the neighbors are home 🙂
You cannot see her socks in the pictures very well. I’ll try to update soon with her name and a picture with her socks showing.