About Alpacas

/About Alpacas
About Alpacas 2017-12-29T20:48:53+00:00

These are the most frequently asked questions about alpacas. Make sure you check out the second page of questions.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO HAVE A BABY? 2016-04-18T18:07:01+00:00

Their gestation is approximate 11 ½ months or any time after 340 days.

HOW LARGE ARE THE CRIAS(BABIES)? 2016-04-18T18:06:29+00:00

The cria (baby) weigh between 15 and 20 pounds.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE BABY TO BE ACTIVE AFTER BIRTH? 2016-04-18T18:06:20+00:00

After giving birth, a cria (baby) will be up on all fours and feeding in about 1 hour.

CAN I PURCHASE JUST ONE ALPACA? 2016-04-18T18:06:32+00:00

They are cud chewers and they are a herd animal. So you need at least 2 alpacas.

HOW LARGE IS A FULL SIZE ALPACA? 2016-04-18T18:06:34+00:00

Alpacas weigh an average of 100 to 200 pounds and approximate 36 inches at shoulder.

HOW MUCH PROPERTY DO YOU NEED TO RAISE ALPACAS? 2016-04-18T18:01:44+00:00

They need very little property. You can raise 5to 8 animals per acre.

HOW LONG DO ALPACAS LIVE? 2016-04-18T18:01:25+00:00

Alpacas have an approximate life span of 15 to 25 years.

HOW MANY COLORS DO ALPACAS HAVE? 2016-04-18T18:01:09+00:00

There are about 22 natural colors.

WHAT CLASSIFICATION IS AN ALPACA? 2016-04-18T17:58:35+00:00

They are listed as livestock with the State of New Mexico and now in the United States Farm Bill.

WHEN DO YOU BREED FEMALES? 2016-04-18T17:58:47+00:00

They can breed at approximate 12 months and re breed 2wks after having a cria.

WHEN CAN THE MALES BREED? 2016-04-18T17:57:25+00:00

The male can start breeding anywhere from 24 to 36 months old.