Tips For Beginners

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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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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New Buyers should know what qualities to look for in fibre.

Sharona-Fiber--web
crimp?

Pasadena-Ben-fibre-web
fibre qualities?

Kiana-web conformation?

What Fibre Qualities do we look for?

What is CV?

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Tips for Beginners