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How to seperate intact males and open females?

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Llamas and Alpacas' started by herdsman, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Dec 9, 2012
    herdsman

    herdsman Exploring the pasture

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    I am thinking about breeding llamas this spring (2 females and a male) and on my farm the only pasture I have open is a 2-3 acre pasture with 5 strand electric fencing. I was wondering if I could separate the pasture in half with adding 5 more strands in the middle of the pasture and keeping the male on one side until he needs to breed the females and have the 2 females on the other side. The only thing I am worried about is I don't want him to hop the fence like after the cria is born because my friend had his male kill his cria.

    Please help me on this or should I just get a stud for both females once a year?
     
  2. Dec 9, 2012
    ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Alpaca Master

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    Can you just use someone else's male? It would be easier to take them somewhere and get them bred. I would think that people around you would offer stud services. Then you wouldn't have to worry about keeping a male.
     
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    herdsman

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    I think I might do that
     
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    Alice Acres

    Alice Acres Ridin' The Range

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    We've taken our female llama back to the breeder who we got her from for breeding twice. They have an awesome herd sire that we could never justify the expense for just ourselves. Total win situation!
     
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    herdsman

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    Around how much does it cost you to get her bred?
     
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    ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Alpaca Master

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    I would just ask around. It has been too long since I have done any breeding.