|Life Span: 15 - 25 years|
|Average Gestation is 335 days|
|Highly interactive and entertaining.|
|Colors: 22 basic colors that may blend into beautiful variations,|
|Harvest approximately 6-10 pounds of fiber per year.|
|Alpacas eat about as much as a medium sized dog.|
|Birth: Birth weight is usually around 15 to 19 lbs.
can often stand and nurse within 30 minutes to one hour.
|Infant mortality is very low.|
|Average Weight: 100 to 175 lbs. or about 1/3 the size of the llama.|
|Average Adult Height: 32"- 37" at the withers.|
|Halter Breaking: Alpacas can be halter broke in about three to|
four training sessions.
|Financial Investment: Alpacas offer solid financial returns, |
market is strong in the USA and returns are around 15 to 38%
(AOBA's Investment Brochure)
|Alpacas dung in one or two areas in their pasture.
This makes for|
easy clean up.
|Adaptable to many environments.|