Cria are normally born mid morning. However, if you have an average you have exceptions. I went down to feed the alpacas at the stable to discover an after-birth on the poo pile but no sign of a cria or adoring mother. Following a quick hunt round I discovered a little white head tucked in behind the hay rack – how did she do that?
So I fished her out and then tried to work out who the mother was. I showed the cria to the assembled breakfast crowd and eventually Owena stepped forward with some concerned humming – “what are you doing to my baby?”.
She loves her food and obviously got distracted, on top of which the cria hid herself amazingly well.