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 alpacas have dense, crimped, woolly,
water-resistant fleece, have a fluffy look,and stands perpendicular to their body, much like sheep. Fiber quality
is generally determined by its fineness, density, crimp (waviness), and
consistency. Most of the alpacas on the
planet (about 85%) are Huacayas.
Suri alpacas have unique fiber characteristics that
distinguish the Suri from the rest of the camelid family. Unlike the soft fuzzy
look of the Huacaya alpaca, the Suri's long, separate, distinctive locks are
comprised of twisted or flat fibers that drape down the sides of the Suri's
body. The Suri's fiber has a cool, slick handle or feel, can be as soft as
cashmere, warmer than wool, with the luster of silk. Suris comprise about 15% of the US alpaca