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Legs Emerge

The alpaca birthing process requires that the cria be properly aligned to make its exit. This means that it must present itself head first, belly down, and with its front legs extended over its head. This will be readily apparent.

The Crias Legs Emerge

10:45 AM - The cria's head is fully exited and its legs are showing. At this point we were not sure that the legs were properly aligned, but trusting nature we chose to observe. At this point fluid was draining from the cria's lungs and it was showing us the first signs of life, moving its lips.

 
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"Mrs. Hamilton, dressed in a plain, grey alpaca dress, rather hot and dusty after her long drive, sat on one of the low divans awaiting her. As Saidie entered, the glory of her youth and beauty struck upon the seated woman like a heavy blow, under which she started to her feet and stood for a second, involuntarily shrinking...."

- Victoria Cross
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