Enjoy the sight of shaved alpacas
About 5-10 pounds of fibre will be produced by an adult alpaca weighing around 150 pounds. That fibre can be made into yarn, clothing, or household items.
The micron count of the fleece will determine where the fibre will end up. High-quality fibre has a low micron count. Alpacas produce approximately four pounds of high-quality fibre (called firsts) and an equal amount of coarser fibre (called seconds and thirds)
Shearing alpacas is required once every year, just like it is for sheep. What an impressive shear.
Here are a bunch of alpacas who are freshly shaven. They will forever change the way you see alpacas.
It’s no surprise that you can hire an alpaca for your wedding. Alpacas are one of the most majestic creatures on God’s green earth. Here are some pictures showing them even when they’re shaved and given a nice haircut.