John & Susan Merrell
41390 Hwy 226
Scio, OR 97374
503-394-3790
503-551-7219 (cell)
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Stage One

Labor usually begins in the morning.  There is some evidence that the chance of serious dystocias increases with late afternoon, evening or night time births.

Alpaca Birthing Stage One

9:30 AM - Rainsong has made several trips to the dung pile without producing anything. She looks uncomfortable and is doing a lot of standing up and laying down. These are pretty good signs that a birth is imminent!

 
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"Yet kindness sat upon her aspect bland,
The tame alpaca stood and licked her hand;
She brought him gathered moss, and loved to deck
With flowery twine his tall and stately neck,
Whilst he with silent gratitude replies,
And bends to her caress his large blue eyes..."

- William Bowles
The Poetical Works of William Lisle Bowles
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