Alpaca Breed Standards
H. K. Hollister, DVM
Date of Publication:
October 22, 2014
Howling Hill Farm
This may seem a bit out of context, but it is actually something I have been meaning to write for awhile. It may get its own page eventually, but for now, here it is in ‘blog form: my feelings on the oft-debated issue of alpaca breed standards.
Since the first commercial North American importation of alpacas in 1984, breeders in the United States have debated whether to draft a breed standard for the Huacaya alpaca. Breeders of the Suri alpaca – the cousin to the Huacaya, whose long, lustrous fiber somewhat resembles dredlocks from a distance – have had a breed standard in place since 2006. At the time of this writing, there is no such standard for the Huacaya.
Read the rest of the article: http://www.howlinghillfarm.com/blog/alpaca-breed-standards
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