Alpacas are South American camelids related to the vicuna, guanaco and llama. They are primarily raised for fiber and come in two varieties: the crimpy "Huacaya" and the locked "Suri". They produce up to 15 pounds of fine, light, soft, warm fiber when shorn once a year. They are generally good natured, gentle, peaceful, curious animals. There is nothing better then sitting and listening to their humming or the clucking of one of the dams (moms) to her cri (baby). Alpacas are slow reproducers with a gestation of about 11 months and maturity at 1.5 to 2 years. They usually have a single birth in the early daylight hours. They have been known to live over 20 years. They weigh an average of 120 pounds as an adult. Height is about 36 inches at the shoulder. They do require being kept in at least pairs, as they not do well alone with their herd animal instinct. They are easy on the land with their soft padded feet. They are adaptable to most climates and use a communal dung pile, so cleaning pastures is easier.
Alpacas are renowned world wide for their amazingly soft fiber and yarn. We turn all of our fiber into yarn to sell in our store. That yarn is used to make any sort of clothing product, and even things like teddy bears. Try our store to buy alpaca products made from their extraordinary fiber.
Alpacas for Sale
We have alpacas for sale. If you would like more details, feel free to contact us. We will go over details and try to arrange a visit for you so that you can meet the alpacas and learn more about them.
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