alpaca breeding

The Birds and Bees—Camelid Edition

Last week, I talked about how we goats make kids. Llamas and alpacas do things completely differently. I bet you’ll be surprised!


Adopt a Llama or Alpaca

This blog is for Kendra, who asked for more information about llamas and alpacas and for the rest of you who might want some of your own. You can adopt your llamas and alpacas.

llama poop

Weird Llama and Alpaca Behaviors

Last week, we talked about where llamas and alpacas came from. According to the International Lama Registry there are 163,131 llamas in the United States and the Alpaca Registry says there are 167,802 alpacas, too. Lamas are popular nowadays!

Huacaya Alpacas

Huacaya Alpacas

Huacaya (pronounced wah-KI-ya) are a type of alpaca with short, dense, crimpy fiber.

Suri alpaca

Suri Alpacas

Suri alpacas have fiber that is silky and resembles pencil-like locks.

Alpaca on farm

Alpacas: Dollars And Sense

Alpacas are considered by many ranchers to be a lucrative and relatively easy livestock investment. Find out if the alpaca and its benefits are compatible with your farm.

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