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Bred Llama?

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Llamas and Alpacas' started by TGreenhut, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Sep 6, 2012
    TGreenhut

    TGreenhut Loving the herd life

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    How do you improve the chances of a llama being bred? Our girl has been in with male since around 4pm. They were at it for about 30 minutes but then stopped. For complicated reasons, they will be together until tomorrow evening and then separated. Do you think she will be bred?
    (By the way I have never bred llamas before, this is a first).
     
  2. Sep 6, 2012
    Goatherd

    Goatherd Overrun with beasties

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    If they have to be separated for complicated reasons, it is what it is. If you want to know if she's bred you can have a blood test done to determine her status.

    http://rockylab.com/LLAMA_ENDO.html
     
  3. Sep 6, 2012
    ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Alpaca Master

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    Make sure they are healthy and of good weight. Make sure they are fed properly and good husbandry. Make sure you are breeding them on the right day of their cycle.

    Breeding alpacas and llamas isn't quite the same thing as goats. That one breeding should have taken care of it but of course there are no guarantees in life. You can have the llama ultrasounded once she is 30 days or more as well.