Alpacas are fiber suppliers. Their wool is comparable to cashmere, for its silky softness, fineness and for their luster. The natural colors range from pure white to beige, brown and gray to deep black.
The original home of the alpacas is South America, where they were domesticated about 5,000 years ago by the Incas.
The young are called "Crias" mares "Hembras" and the stallions "Machos"
Yes, alpacas, llamas, guanacos and vicunas all belong to the family of Camelidae and originally native to South America.
Alpacas reach a shoulder height of 80 centimeters to 1 meter, with a weight of approximately 50-80kg. Mares are usually smaller and lighter than stallions
Alpacas are grazers. In addition, they need all year roughage hay. Additional mineral feed (mares with foals or stallions at stud) are always enjoyed by our animals.
On average on one hectare of land up to 90 alpacas can be kept. For the first 1000m² is expected 1 animal, then 100m² additionally per each additional alpaca. Since they belong to the calluses Ohlern, theground is not unnecessarily burdened.
On average 20 to 25 years.
They are easy to handle and do not need special care. Required is the annual shearing, worming, inoculating and the occasional trimming of toenails.
Occasional reseeding if necessary and a wind protected shelter for bad weather.
Alpacas are very resistant to stress. They stay calm during loading and during transport. Therefore, they can in a suitable large vehicle transported (from small vans to large livestock trailer)
No. Alpacas rarely jump and try not to break out of an enclosure in general.130m- max.150cm high node or sheep fences are sufficient. For willows subdivision and electric fences suffice.