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L’Automne – a surprise baby alpaca in autumn!

Our last surprise baby was born on the 21st October.  We had no idea this cria was on the way until about 2 months ago when Isis started showing signs and growing outwards at an alarming rate (if she wasn’t pregnant that is!).  This being the ‘L’ year, we’re calling her the autumn in French.  So here she is, Lautomne;

On the day she was born – 21/10/15
After a couple of days, she was named Lautomne
Lautomne has 3 pastimes, sleeping, feeding and running

Because she was born so late in the year and the nights have started getting chilly, it is important that Lautomne wears a coat for the first few weeks of her life. When an alpaca is born they only have a very soft and silky layer of fleece and until Lautomne’s secondary fibre grows through, she could easily get cold. We are not usually ones for promoting fashion for animals, but when they serve such an important purpose, it’s a different story!

Linatra is fascinated by Lautomne who is now 1 week old

Here’s a sweet little story from the field; Lautomne was asleep and the herd had moved off to another part of the field (including Isis, her mother).  Iago waited with the sleeping baby until she woke up and he then nuzzled her to get up and pushed her towards the others.  Ahh!

Love from Tracy in the field with the alpacas! x

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