Their gestation is approximate 11 ½ months or any time after 340 days.
The cria (baby) weigh between 15 and 20 pounds.
After giving birth, a cria (baby) will be up on all fours and feeding in about 1 hour.
They are cud chewers and they are a herd animal. So you need at least 2 alpacas.
Alpacas weigh an average of 100 to 200 pounds and approximate 36 inches at shoulder.
They need very little property. You can raise 5to 8 animals per acre.
Alpacas have an approximate life span of 15 to 25 years.
There are about 22 natural colors.
They are listed as livestock with the State of New Mexico and now in the United States Farm Bill.
They can breed at approximate 12 months and re breed 2wks after having a cria.