All About Alpacas


Alpacas are gentle creatures that are easily kept and bred, providing  a good investment and a great way of life. Around the world, they are in strong  demand, people pay top dollar for materials produced from their fiber, and there are many tax advantages offered to alpaca breeders.

  • Alpacas were an integral part of the ancient Incan civilization in the mountains of South America
    Alpacas were first imported to the United States in 1984
    The two types of alpacas are the Huacaya and the Suri
    Alpaca generally live about 20 years, their gestation period is 11-12 months and there is almost always one cria (baby) at a time
    Alpacas eat grasses and chew a cud
    They are about 36″ tall at the withers and weigh about 150 pounds
    They are gentle and easy to handle
    Alpacas do not have incisor teeth, horns, hoofs or claws, making them safer than many other animals, and they do not bite or butt
    Clean-up is easy since alpacas group their droppings in only a few places in their stalls
    They require minimal fencing and can be pastured at 5 to 10 per acre

Alpacas fiber is soft as cashmere and warmer, lighter and stronger than wool, coming in approximately 22 basic colors with many variations and blends.  It is one of the world’s finest and most luxurious natural fibers.

Sale of Alpacas at

  • All Plain View alpacas are registered with the Alpaca Registry, Inc
  • We use standard AOBA contracts
  • Breeding quality alpacas come with reproductive and live birth guarantees
  • Maiden females come with free breeding to one of our herdsires
  • Financing is available with only 25% down, and is interest-free for the first 18 months
  • 90 days free boarding is included in any purchase
  • Discounts for multiple alpacas are available
  • Price and availability may change without notice, please contact us directly
photo credit: Randi Rae

photo credit: Randi Rae