Alpaca are native to the high Andes Mountains of South America. Domesticated for centuries by the Inca of Peru, their precious fleece was worn only by royalty. Alpaca produce over twenty natural shades of a fiber that is soft like cashmere and stronger than wool. This unique hollow core fiber is extremely light yet retains the ability to warm its wearer against even the harshest winter chills.
Meet The Miracle Fiber
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Frequently Asked Questions About Alpacas
What is an alpaca?
An alpaca is a member of the camelid family. Most closely related to Llamas, and descendants of camels. Alpacas are small, gentle animals raised primarily for their soft, luxurious fiber. Their valuable fleece is harvested annually by shearing them in a way similar to the way sheep are shorn each spring. What is the difference between llamas and alpacas?
Llamas were raised for centuries in South America as beasts of burden. Alpacas have been bred for thousands of years for their fine fiber. Where are alpacas from?
Alpacas are native to South American Andes Mountains and can be found in Chile, Bolivia and Peru. How many alpacas are in North America?
There are only about 50,000 registered alpacas in North America. In comparison, there are over 10 million sheep in the North America. How long have they been raised in the USA?
Alpacas were first imported into the United States in 1984. What are alpacas used for?
Alpacas are fiber-producing animals. In the USA, they are bred for their investment potential as breeding stock as well as for their valuable fiber which is sheared off the animals each spring. Are there wild alpacas?
No. Alpacas have been domesticated for over five thousand years. Without the assistance of man, alpacas would not survive in the wilds. They lack defenses that would protect them from predators. What is Baby Alpaca?
Baby Alpaca is the most rare and finest classification of Alpaca fiber. Don't worry, it is simply a measure of fiber density, not fleece from baby alpacas. How long have alpacas been raised?
Records show that Alpacas have been raised for over five thousand years, however there is speculation that they have been utilized for over nine thousand years.