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White Alpaca by Saekoi White Alpaca by Saekoi
So, this is my entry for the February/March contest for NationalYarnographic, a group that I am a member of.
We were to crochet an animal with the theme of love for Valentines Day, and with that comes mating rituals and mating altogether~
In a hurry I whipped this fellow up, and caught up on The Walking Dead Episodes! :D
I couldn't resist giving it the function to look like it was "shaved" or "unshaved" so I have pieces of fluff strategically added to get the fluffy effect.

Alpacas mate just like any animal would for the most part. (If you'd like to see for yourself, check this out! [link])
They look kind of funny to me while mating, but I guess everything would :dummy:

"Females are "induced ovulators"; the act of mating and the presence of semen causes them to ovulate. Females usually conceive after just one breeding, but occasionally do have troubles conceiving. Artificial insemination is technically difficult, but it can be accomplished. Alpacas conceived from artificial insemination are not registerable with the Alpaca Registry." - Wikipedia on Alpacas

:happybounce: :iconqueenbeira: Commented Below:
"The Female will kiss the male well mating if she likes him. I use to work with them, they are so cute. If they do conceive the female will spit at the male. "

I just find Alpacas very intriguing in their behavior, habits and biological functions.. So that is why I chose the Alpaca for my entry.

:iconlaplz: Plus they are just so DARN CUTEEEE AND FLUFFFYYYYYYY!

I may go back and add black hooves, and maybe other slight details to it... but for now since I'm a last minute entry this will have to do~



Check out the less Fluffy version! [ FLUFF OFF ] : [link]
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Igury Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
ALPAAAAAACAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ AHHH
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CowgirlJessy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
adorable! :D
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Saekoi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~! :nuu: Alpacas are too cute to handle~!
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queenbeira Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
The Female will kiss the male well mating if she likes him. I use to work with them, they are so cute. If they do conceive the female will spit at the male.
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Saekoi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! :la: That's amazing that you got the opportunity to work with them~!
I'm going to add that tid-bit of info to the description :D
The internets only gives limited info on things like that,
>w< I'm just so impressed / amazed that you got to be around them in person~!! :iconflyingheartsplz:
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queenbeira Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
the male would also hum to the females too. its kinda funny. Working with them was so much fun and I miss it alot
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TeaWithIce Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh! cuuute! :iconloveloveplz:
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Saekoi Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlaplz: Thank you~ I think so too!!
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