Thursday 1 July 2010

Happy birthday Imala

It is Imala's 5th birthday today, she is one of my two 'is she, isn't she' girls.

We have had Imala 3 years now, but in all that time we have only had one cria from her. Her 2007 cria had to be helped into the world by the vet, he had both legs back and I couldn't or maybe wasn't confident enough at that point to rearrange the legs. Sadly over winter 2008 she aborted her cria and when we took her back to be remated (she was one of only three outside matings last year) despite two attempts she did not take. She wasn't happy about sitting on either occasion so it came as no surprise when she sat each time we spat her off.

As the other two girls had taken on their first visit to the stud it was decided that we would leave Imala's outside mating until this year. Anyway towards the end of our on farm mating Imala decided that she wanted to be mated after all and kept sitting at the pen when the other girls were mated so we decided to let Legend do his stuff.

She has spat off ever since, however when the vet scanned everyone he scanned her empty! Imala is acting pregnant however she hides her pregnancy well so it is difficult to tell, in 2007 she didn't look pregnant even to the day she delivered Aodhfin.

So is she pregnant or isn't she................... time will tell, if she is she's 336 days and went 351 with her previous cria; so watch this space.


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

I think she is...!!....I shall be watching this space....!! ...Jayne

Patou Alpacas said...

I think she is too!

Rosemary said...

I hope she is!

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

I think she is too - just hope we are all right!!