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Blue Creek, OH 45616
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Alpacas for Sale » Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers to our most frequently asked questions about Alpacas.

Q: What are alpacas?
A: The Alpaca (vicugña pacos) is a domesticated species of South American camelid. There are two breeds of alpaca; the Huacaya alpaca and the Suri alpaca. We raise Huacaya alpacas.

Q: What are the differences between alpacas and llamas?
 Llamas are double the size of alpacas with a coarse outer coat covering a softer inner coat, whereas alpacas have a very fine, single coat. Despite a llama’s larger size, it produces far less fiber than an alpaca.

Q: Why do people raise alpacas?
Alpacas are usually raised to harvest their beautiful fiber.

Q: How much do alpacas cost?
 The cost will vary depending on your reason for owning alpacas. Costs can range from a few hundred to several tens of thousands of dollars. Fiber quality, breeding, and award-winning herdsires are all factors that help determine the initial cost.

Q: What does it take to raise an alpaca herd?
Lots of research and lots of love. In general, alpacas require pastures, shelter, fencing, water, feed, and daily care. Small farms can typically accommodate about 5 alpacas per acre. More than 5 alpacas per acre is possible but this requires more care for your alpacas and your land.

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