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Read About Alpaca Breeding Charts

Alpaca Breeding Charts provide you with information about the nationwide breeders of this mammal known for its wool which was referred by the Incans as the "Fibre Of Gods". Here's everything you need to know about these breeders.

Alpaca Breeding Charts - Breeder Facts

  1. Professional Affiliations:

    The Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association which started in 1988 and now has 4000 members and 55000 registered Alpacas.
  2. Why Use a Breeder:

    A breeder ensures not only the maintenance of quality but also educates the owner on how to care for and provide for their mammal pet.
  3. How to Find:

    Several sites like ilovealpacas.com, alpacanation.com and alpacainfo.com provide useful information on alpacas and their breeders.
  4. What to Expect:

    Generally a breeder would get an informational form filled and also check into a prospective owner's capacity for rearing it as a pet or for business purposes.
  5. Breeder's Surroundings:

    Alpacas are normally kept in flocks on large farms.

Alpaca Breeding Charts - Newborn Facts

  1. Average Number of Newborns Delivered at Birth:

    Even though alpacas have long reproductive life yet only one offspring is delivered at birth. The gestation period though is 11 -- 12 months.
  2. Age To Be Sold:

    Like any other mammal alpacas can be bought at an early age.
  3. What to Look For in a Newborn:

    Cria or the baby alpaca should weigh between 15 -- 20 pounds.
  4. Registry:

    They have been registered under the camelid family. There are two different varieties --Suri and Huacaya. Whereas the former has silky hair the later has crimpy ones.
  5. AKC Recognized Characteristics:

    The average height of the Alpaca should be 36 inches at the withers and weight 100 -- 175 pounds. The fibre of the alpaca though comes in a variety of 22 colors.
  6. Expense to Purchase Newborn:

    Alpacas are not very famous as pets. Infact AOBA is making efforts through media promotions to change this fact. The well behaved easy to maintain mammal is relatively inexpensive to purchase as well as keep, with its very few needs and easy feeding procedures.
  7. Dam and Sire Information of your Newborn:

    The alpacas are sturdy hardy breed which existed in Andes mountains since ancient times and were introduced back in America as late as 1984. This pet has very few problems and can be bought without any parental information.

Alpaca Breeding Charts - Breeder Concerns

  1. Breeder Reputation:

    Breeder reputation depends on how many blue color and other color ribbon winners they have produced and shown.
  2. Pet Health:

    They are an extremely hardy and sturdy mammals. They ruminate their food and have 3 stomachs.
  3. Assurances:

    A breeder registered with the AOBA (alpaca owners and breeders association) is enough assurance.