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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?
A:
 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?
A:
Alpacas are usually raised to harvest their beautiful fiber.

Q: How much do alpacas cost?
A:
 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?
A:
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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