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Alpaca Evolution

Blast from the past

We are going back in time to the heady days of 1998 when the British Alpaca Society was in the last quarter of its first year, where membership had reached 140.

Weaving their way

Like many other alpaca owners Caroline and Ian Oakes started small with four pet boys on two acres at a previous property.

Line up for show success

Devon County Show’s Alpaca Section was full within ten days of the show entries opening. Some 190 alpacas were entered for the show classes, young handler and youth and adult performance classes.

Alpacas Going Public

Here, Jacinta reminds Alpaca owners how recently introduced legislation exposes them to hitherto unforeseen liabilities.

Llama Llove made me do it!

I met my first llama 25 years ago when we bought Charlie as a pet/therapist. Developing and running what was the fore runner to today’s Care Farms,

Richard Beale

It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Richard Beale on May 30 whilst travelling in France.

Shades of alpaca grey

A genetic tool to identify classic grey alpacas. By Dr. Kylie Munyard B.Sc. (Hons) PhD, School of Biomedical Sciences, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Australia.

Not all black & white

There are two pigment colours, yellow and black. The expression of both pigments across the animal is generally called agouti, and this produces the grizzled grey shade.