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.
Like many other alpaca owners Caroline and Ian Oakes started small with four pet boys on two acres at a previous property.
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,
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.
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.
Teresa Hawkin and her partner, Victor Wilton, bought their first alpacas in 2007 and now run Rosecraddoc Alpacas in Cornwall.
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.
Humid air, moist grass and mild temperatures are ‘party central’ for the enemies of alpacas – gastrointestinal worms.