Yesterday a cria was born on our farm. (A cria is what you call a baby alpaca). It comes from the Spanish word for “creation”. This little bundle of joy belongs to our friends, the Bowens, whose farm is Humming Star Alpacas. A few of their alpacas are being boarded with us while their barn is being built. We are grateful to them for sharing their alpaca dam, Doe, with us. Doe has brought us lots of fun moments. She is full of personality, and has one of the loveliest alpaca faces that I know. She was even on the cover of our regional newspaper in 2008 with her friend Walker in an award-winning story about alpacas.
Welcome little girl! Can’t wait to find out what the Bowens will name her. Sired by none other than our signature herdsire, SCA Peruvian Magnum, she looks like a great combination of her two parents.
I love her pretty little face! It will be fun to watch her grow.
“A new baby is like the beginning of all things – Wonder, Hope, a dream of possibilities”.
~Edna J. LeShan
Words like “dam” and “cria” got you stumped? Check out the Alpaca Glossary of Terms.