John & Susan Merrell
41390 Hwy 226
Scio, OR 97374
503-394-3790
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Active Labor Begins

Labor progresses from the early signs of discomfort and straining over the dung pile to a visible dialation of the vulva. At this point close observers may actually see contractions signaling the beginning of active labor.

Active Labor Begins

10:30 AM - Active labor has begun. The vulva has dialated and it is possible to see contractions taking place. In this photo you can see a slight bulge where the cria's head is starting to present itself.

 
Alpaca Sales

"Manufactures from their hair more resemble silk than woolen stuffs, and some of those made of the Alpaca fleece, are quite black, without having been dyed. It has been a matter of surprise to many, that they are not naturalized in this country, as the climate would not be an obstacle to success. The demand, however, for their produce so much, increases, that it is very probable they may at some future time become denizens of our mountainous districts..."

R. Lee
Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals (1852)
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