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Alpaca Evolution

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.

Unlock The Colour Potential in Your Herd

Teresa Hawkin and her partner, Victor Wilton, bought their first alpacas in 2007 and now run Rosecraddoc Alpacas in Cornwall.

Perfect day out

Around one hundred alpacas competed at an amazingly dry North Somerset Show on the May Bank Holiday.

Antibody Transfer in the Neonatal Camelid

This Alpaca World magazine article is worth repeating at this time of year. Failure of passive transfer can be a killer and veterinarian Stephen R Purdey DVM has the answers.

Wool pulled

H. Dawson Wool Ltd, a major British wool broker, have been collecting alpaca fibre for the last three years.

Alpaca Club Sweden

ACS started on May 1, 2019 and consists of a large bunch of like-minded people, who are not afraid to work hard for their club, but at the same time have great fun together.

Parasite paradise

Humid air, moist grass and mild temperatures are ‘party central’ for the enemies of alpacas – gastrointestinal worms.