Alpacas are like the llama's little cousins. They are shorter and friendlier than llamas, with calm temperments and insatiable curiosity. Ever since we bought the alpacas about five years ago, they've been nothing but a joy. Our three have very distinct personalities.
Cynnabar is the tall and serious protector of the herd, always keeping an eye out for potential danger. He is very sweet and calm and has the softest, finest fiber.
Monique is the "darling" of the flock. She tolerates hugs and she loves to give nose bonks. This lovable creampuff is nearly everyone's favorite of the 3, especially when she dons a funny costume.
Tallulah is timid and sweet. When we first bought her it took her a while to adjust to living in a small herd, but she's warmed up quite a bit. We have very little trouble harnessing her and she is better at letting people pet her. She likes to touch an outstretched hand with her nose to say hello.
We get a lot of questions about the alpacas. They are very unique animals and have only been in the U.S. since 1984. I've compiled a list of fun facts about alpacas based on the most frequently asked questions as well as a video showing the alpacas before & after shearing. Enjoy!