Meet the Alpacas!

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Alpacas are Member of the Camelid family, other members are Camels, Llamas, Guanaco and Vicuña

Alpacas were first imported into the U.S. in 1984

There are two types of alpacas. Huyacayas have highly crimped fiber which looks like a teddy bear and Suri have long locks, with lustrous fiber.

Alpaca Lifespan: 15-20 years

Alpaca Average Height: 36″ at the withers

Alpaca Average Weight: 140 to 200 pounds

Alpaca average gestation: 355 days, almost a year

Baby Alpaca is called a Cria (think creation) and has an average birth weight of 10-25 pounds.

Alpacas have single birth, usually on a nice day, after daylight/before afternoon
Alpacas are shorn once a year

Alpacas come in 22 different colors in 7 color groups.

Alpacas make a humming sound and have 3 stomachs