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Interesting facts about Alpacas

Written by Outpost Buildings on July 11th, 2017.      0 comments

Alpacas don’t bite or butt and are free of sharp teeth, horns, hooves and claws.

 
They make great lawnmowers because instead of pulling grass out by the root, they nibble off the top of the plant.
  • Their feet have soft pads which won’t churn up the earth.
  • Baby Alpacas are called Crias (pronounced "Cree-uhz")
  • The gestation period for alpacas is 11 1/2 months - almost a whole year!
  • Alpaca fibre comes in 22 natural colours
  • There are 2 types of alpacas; Suri and Huacaya
  • Suri alpacas have long fibre that looks a bit like dreadlocks - pictured to the right
  • Huacaya alpacas have shorter fibre that looks fuzzy like a teddy bear with tightly bunched curls
  • Alpacas love to have dust baths
  • Alpaca fibre is flame resistant

More information at: http://www.alpaca.org.nz/ 


Pictured below is some alpacas in their Outpost Paddock Shelter with a shed on one end for storing feed. This design is relocatable click here for more information on Livestock Shelter
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