Tips for Beginners
New to the alpaca industry? There is a lot to learn and alot of questions you should be asking. We have compiled a report with our answers and opinions to questions we have been asked.
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The following are some exerpts from Tips for Beginners
What are the characteristics you look for in a good Alpaca?
Conformation – see conformation in article
Fibre: see article
Bite – The bottom front teeth should align with the top pad not in front or behind the pad. ”
Testicles: – males should have two good size testicles (at least 1.5 inches in the longest direction)
Females udder should have 4 teats.
Tail – Straight not bent or crinked.
Dark eyes – not light blue, which is a genetic fault.
Question: Are fibre microns the ultimate test in animal quality?
Micron is really important to us and our goal is to get the lowest consistent micron on our breeding stock but there are other factors often more important like the CV and the SD. Histograms are a useful tool when choosing an alpaca but are only tools. …
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