Alpaca are part of the Camilid Family as are Llama. They originated from South America, high in the Andes Mountains of Chile, Peru and Bolivia.
The Huacaya Alpaca has a dense fluffy fleece. The Suri has long lusterous fleece.
Alpacas have strong herding instincts and need to have another alpaca as a companion.
A female carries her baby 11-12 months and will give birth to a baby cria.
Alpacas stand about 36" tall at the shoulders and weigh 135-150lbs and live about 20 years.
Alpacas come in 22 natural colors.
Alpaca have padded feet that tread lightly on your pasture and heart.
Alpaca are gentle, easy to take care of, easily trained and safe around children.
Alpacas get sheared once a year, in the spring so they can stay cool in the summer.
Alpaca fiber is similar to cashmere in its fineness and mohair for strength; it is also warmer, lighter and softer than sheep's wool.
Alpaca are registered with the Alpaca Registry Inc and are insurable to protect your investment.