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How you feel when you sit in a field with alpacas or when you touch their incredibly soft fiber is what it's all about. We can't describe it; you just have to feel it. But we have shared here what we can.

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Breeds of Alpacas

There are the following breeds of Alpacas:

Huacaya - Breeds of AlpacaHuacaya


Photo: <a href=http://www.livestockofamerica.com/Ranches/ranchhome.asp?Peopleid=4020 class = body target = _blank>Columbia Mist Alpacas</a>
Huacaya alpacas have dense, crimped, wooly, water-resistant fleece and have a fluffy 'teddy bear' look. Most of the alpacas (about 85%) are huacayas.

Huacaya fiber is dense and stands perpendicular to their body, much like sheep. The Huacaya's dense, fluffy fleece makes it perfectly adapted to the cold climate of the Andean highlands. 

Huacaya Breeds of Livestock

Suri - Breeds of AlpacaSuri


Photo: Coral Dillon <a href=http://www.livestockofamerica.com/Ranches/ranchhome.asp?Peopleid=519 class = body target = _blank>Alpacas de La Mancha</a>
Suri alpacas have very fine and lustrous fiber which grows parallel to the body in long, separate 'dreadlocks'. A high-quality suri coat is so lustrous, it glistens in the sunlight and feels like cool silk to the touch. Only roughly 15% of the alpaca population in the US are Suris.

Among the Andes people, the woven fabric from the fleece of the alpaca was so soft and alluring that it was used as currency. The Suri alpaca has unique fiber characteristics that distinguish the Suri from the rest of the camelid family. Unlike the ...

Suri Breeds of Livestock
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