Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Orgling

videoI've been dying to get this on video. When the alpacas breed, the male alpaca orgles, or sings, to the female. Research cannot prove but supposes that the orgling is essential for conception. Alpacas are induced ovulators, like cats, meaning they release their egg during the act. Without the orgling, that egg might not be released. So turn up your volume and enjoy the music!

One veterinarian we heard speak said that alpacas are more like cats than any form of livestock when it comes to breeding, or even personality. That could explain why the alpacas are so intrigued with cats.

We have 10 girls to breed this year, so we try to work with two each morning.

That's it for now.

4 comments:

  1. Very interesting information.....and that orgling sounds like some kind of bird noise!!! Now...if you are working with 2 gals each morning for several days in a row and they happen to all conceive the first time, you are going to be one WORN OUT and VERY TIRED alpaca farmer when those crias are due to be born!!! Whew!!!

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  2. How very fascinating that is...I love the way he sings to her...

    Now how long once they get pregnant does it take for the baby to be born?

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  3. Dirty Jobs w/ Mike Rowe did an episode on alpaca farming - and showed this - altho, your guy is REALLY putting on a show with his orgling - much more impressive than on tv!!!
    Pat's right - you are going to have a full nursery!!!

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