On Thursday Rich n Famous had her baby - a darling little boy. He is as black as he can be, from head to toe! Rich n Famous is all black, and his dad is Black Icon, our herdsire, also completely black. Baby weighed in at 16.4 pounds, and since it is very cold out, he and his mom spent the first 48 hours in the warm room in the barn. (The warm room is a small room that is heated or air conditioned, for use when temperatures are extreme and we have a new baby or some other medical issue. Right now it is the "warm room". In the summer, it will be the "cool room".)
Today we put a coat on the baby and let mom and baby out into the barn area. He was excited, especially since now he has a playmate - Abella - who was born about five weeks ago. And Abella was really excited too...she spent a good deal of time checking out the new baby and is anxious to play! Of course, all the alpaca in the barn had to gather around and observe the new member of the herd! All eyes were on this little guy. He's a beauty!