Basic Alpaca Appraisal 46


Watching alpacas is a great pastime but there is a serious side to it too. How to judge the quality of an alpaca is not complicated but neither is it easy. Here are some tips on what to be looking for in a good alpaca.


Take a consistent approach and you can begin to learn how to tell a good alpaca from an average one. Develop a flow of what you are looking at.

Follow an order

  • Legs
  • Body
  • Fleece
  • Neck and head
  • Eyes and ears

How to buy alpacas

You are not buying a box off a shelf, so take your time and remember you are ‘buying’ the breeder too for ongoing advice and support. Use a consistent approach for comparison.

Be clear what you plan to do with the alpacas – fleece, pets, showing, breeding?

Catch up with Nick Davies

Alpacas and holiday lets work well together. Here is a catch-up with Nick on how the summer has gone with their new luxury pods and how the alpacas have been a draw for visitors coming to stay at Gelli Secret Escapes

Facebook Page for holiday-let – Gelli Secret Escapes

Listen to the original episode with Nick and Jo here

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