Terminology

Huacaya Alpaca

There are two types of alpacas, a Huacaya and a Suri and the best way to tell them apart is that the Huacaya alpacas are like big fluffy teddy bears and the Suri alpacas have long, shiny locks. We chose the Huacaya alpacas because the wool they produce is easier to handle while spinning. 

 

Cria - an alpaca less than one year old

Dam - Female parent alpaca

Maiden Female - Female alpaca who has not been bred

Open Female - Female who is not yet pregnant 

Sire - Male parent alpaca

Stud - Male alpaca used to breed

Yearling - An alpaca between the age of 1 year and 2 years.

 

 

 

 

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