Check Out Our Alpaca Throws

Check Out Our Alpaca Throws

Alpaca fiber is a lot like wool, but five times warmer and ten times softer. This makes them the perfect fiber for just about anything that you can make out of wool. Alpaca throws are no exception to that rule, as the fiber is the perfect material for the some of the best throws around.

Alpaca throws are perfect for just about any situation because they are lightweight but still keep you warm. Whether you are looking for something to cover you up on a cool day, or something to cover the couch and add some pop to your living room, an Alpaca throw will certainly achieve just that.

They come in just about any color you could possibly want, but naturally there are only 16 recognized Alpaca colors in The United States. If you want it to be natural, make sure that you pick one of those colors. The rest of the colors are just bleached and dyed.

All of these Alpaca Throws are made from 100% alpaca fiber that is natural hypoallergenic. Made from only the best luxury fiber in the world, you are sure to be impressed with the quality of this product.

Alpaca are domesticated pack animals that are native to South America. Most of the countries Alpaca fiber is still imported from Peru, but it is also produced in The United States. There are no known wild Alpaca anywhere in the world.

Fiber production in The United States is limited to small companies and farms due to the slow reproduction rate. Each female can produce one off-spring per year and twins are highly unlikely. Cloning and genetic modification is also nearly impossible because of the genetic makeup of Alpaca’s. Both of these make it extremely difficult for large companies to get involved in mass production.

Most of the fiber used to make these Alpaca throws will have been produced on small family owned farms with less than 100 animals. This allows them to closely monitor breeding patterns to produce the ideal fiber quality and genetic makeup of each animal.

The fiber produced by an Alpaca is as durable as wool, as soft as cashmere, and as light as a feather. There is nothing like it produced by any animal on earth. If you are looking for the softest and most comfortable throws on the earth, then you want to buy and Alpaca throw and you have come to the right place!

We Sell Extreme Alpaca Socks

We Sell Extreme Alpaca SocksIf you got here, you probably already know that Alpacas produce some of the softest fur in the world. What you are probably just finding out is that the fur will also keep you warm. Alpacas are animals that are meant to live in the mountains of South America, so they need thick fur to keep them warm.

Extreme Alpaca socks take those two qualities and put them in a pair of socks. Who doesn’t love warm feet in the winter? Now imagine that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort to enjoy those warm feet.

Extreme Alpaca socks will keep your feet nice and toasty like the wool socks your mom used to make you wear. Unlike wool socks, they are not itchy and can be worn year round!

These socks are designed for those going where no feet have gone before. They can keep your feet warm in temperatures as low as 20 below zero. At that temperature, your feet should freeze and need to be cut off!

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Don’t be fooled by cheap knockoffs that to not have the same Alpaca wool count. They use less Alpaca fur so that they can save some money while making the socks. This leaves you with more wool or cotton that you get with Extreme Alpaca socks. If you are looking for the best quality warm Alpaca socks, look not further!

Made from Alpaca wool, these socks will retain heat like no other sock in the world. They are 5 times warmer than those itchy wool socks and even have an elastic fit. They come in most of the men sizes, so they are guaranteed to be a perfect fit.

We even carry woman’s shoe sizes for the ladies. We wouldn’t want to leave them out in the cold to lose their toes!

Did I mention that Extreme Alpaca socks are hypoallergenic? That means that you don’t have to worry about these socks making you itchy. They are perfectly safe to wear and enjoy whether you are hiking or sitting at a desk.

Real Baby Alpaca Teddy Bears For Sale

Alpaca’s produce some of the softest hair you will ever feel in your life. Put that on a teddy bear and you have the softest teddy bears ever! Alpaca fiber is also very good at retaining heat, so your Alpaca teddy bear is guaranteed to be one of the warmest stuffed animals in your bed.

These teddy bears are handcrafted using 100% Alpaca fiber. You will see a large selection of all natural colors coinciding with the different natural colors of Alpaca. The more common include white, fawn, brown, and multicolored.

You will also see multiple different Alpaca teddy bear sizes for sale on our site. Sizes range from 4 inches to 16 inches tall.


Between 10” and 12”


 Baby Alpaca Fur Teddy Bear – Hand Made 10 Inch White

White is the hardest to clean, but the cutest by far. This 100% baby Alpaca fur filled teddy is perfect for any child that loves to snuggle. It’s worth noting that they are surprisingly easy to clean with a wet cloth and brush.

 

 

Baby Alpaca Fur Teddy Bear – Hand Made 10 Inch Mocha Brown

Who could walk away from this Mocha Brown stuffed bear? Look at that cute little face! I want to buy a bunch and fill my whole bed with them.

 

 

Baby Alpaca Fur Teddy Bear – Hand Made 10 Inch Champagne

Another cut 10” baby Alpaca teddy bear for fellow Alpaca fur lovers. This champagne colored beauty is great looking and will withstand more stains than its white sister.

 

 

Baby Alpaca Fur Teddy Bear – Hand Made 10 Inch Black

If you are buying a stuffed animal for a kid that makes a mess no matter what you do, then black just might be the best way to go. This 10” teddy is sure to last the test of time!

 

 


Between 12” and 14”


Baby Alpaca Fur Teddy Bear – Hand Made 12 Inch Chocolate

This 12” chocolate brown baby Alpaca fur teddy bear will make any little kids birthday that much better. Made from 100% baby Alpaca fur and filled with hypoallergenic polyfill, this plush is ready to cuddle!

 

 

Baby Alpaca Fur Teddy Bear – Hand Made 12 Inch Multi Colored – Dark Chocolate/White

Multi-colored Alpacas don’t get as much credit as solid colored ones when it comes to fiber. This teddy bear goes against that prejudice by creating a cute multi-colored stuffed animal that no one can resist.

 

 


Between 14” and 16”


 

 100% Baby Alpaca Fur Artist Teddy Bear One of a Kind 14″ Beige

If you are looking for soft and fluffy, then Alpaca is the way to go. This superfine specimen is made from 100% baby Alpaca fur. The first cut is always the finest and softest, making it perfect for a stuffed animal.

 

 

Alpaca Natural Gray Fur Teddy Bear Plush Fair Trade Peru

Gray is by far my favorite natural Alpaca color, and not just because it is so uncommon. It just looks so natural, and it looks so good on this Alpaca teddy bear.   This supersoft 14” stuffed animal is sure to make a kid someone very happy.

 

 

100% Baby Alpaca Fur Artist Teddy Bear One of a Kind 14″

This is another 100% baby Alpaca fur teddy bear! It is so soft and the darker ears just make it so cute. This would be a great gift for any stuffed animal loving kid.

The Benefits Of Owning An Alpaca Farm

Breeding Alpaca is essentialMany people have never heard of Alpaca’s and just assume they are a type of Llama. While they are similar in some ways, you aren’t likely to find a llama on an Alpaca farm. Alpaca’s are considerably smaller and are not used as “beasts of burden”, or animals that are meant to carry heavy loads.

Llamas tend to be a few hundred pounds heavier than Alpaca’s, and up to 2 feet taller. They also have ears that are shaped like a banana, while Alpaca’s have straight ears.

Alpaca’s are breed and kept for the fiber that they produce which can be spun and turned into yarn, much like a sheep. That yarn is then knitted into hats, gloves, blankets, scares, sweaters, dolls, and a variety of other high quality products.

In their native country of Peru, there are 52 natural Alpaca colors recognized. Her in The United States, we only recognize 16 of those colors.

While Alpaca’s are fairly new to The United States, they have actually been domesticated for thousands of years. The Moche, of northern Peru, have been breeding Alpaca for as far back as we can tell. Alpaca can be seen in art from all periods in which the Moche are known to exist.

Some Alpacas are friendlier than othersThere are no Alpaca known to live in the wild, strictly reserved for living on an Alpaca farm. The closest known relative of the Alpaca is the wild Vicuna. The Vicuna is also native to South America and is well known for producing soft fiber. Both Alpaca and Vicuna are members are classified as camelids, in the same ground as camels.

Alpacas are also social heard animals and cannot be expect to live alone. They are considered pray animals and they will always run from a fight if they can. If they need to defend themselves, they can kick and spit. While an Alpaca kick is not as deadly as a kick from hooves animals, because they have two soft padded toes, it will still leave a good bruise.

Breeding Your Alpaca

There is a lot to look at when you are breeding an Alpaca, but keep in mind that it is not an exact science. We have included a few considerations that you should think about

Herd Size

The Benefits Of Owning An Alpaca FarmYou don’t want to be put in a position where you have more Alpaca’s than you have room for on your Alpaca Farm. If you purchase 4 pregnant female Alpaca’s, then keep in mind that you are really purchasing 8 Alpaca’s that you will need room for. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you only need room for 4.

Another thing to consider when looking at the herd size on your Alpaca farm is bloodlines. You can’t breed two animals from the same bloodline. This is important if you purchase a package of Alpaca from another farm to expand from. If they are all related and you breed them from three related males at another farm, you will end up with a bunch of Alpaca’s that are all distance relatives and can’t breed.

Color

Some farms look to end up with all of the same color or few designated colors. It can be difficult to keep to specific colors with breeding, but it helps to look at the family lineage. It will be near impossible to know what color you are going to get, but you may be able to narrow it down a little.

If you discover that neither the dam nor the sire have ever produced a silver baby, than you are safe to bet that the result is not going to be gray. Some Alpaca’s have also been known to produce certain colors more often than other colors depending on the sires color. We once knew of a brown dam that would produce the same silver as the sire without fail.

Characteristics

This a very friendly AlpacaThere are several desirable characteristics found in Alpaca that can be desirable. You want to keep an eye on all of them and breed with animals that have something that yours don’t. That is the way to improve the quality of the animals in your herd.

Fleece characteristics are a good example of something that you will want to pay attention to. If both parents exhibit good coverage, density, crimp, and fineness, then you are likely to have offspring that have the same. If every Alpaca on your Alpaca farm has great characteristics, then you will be able to keep the quality of your fleece very high.

Other characteristics that you can look for have to do with showing your animal. These can include size, stature, and bight. Your Alpaca can produce the best fleece on earth but it won’t matter if they are the smallest Alpaca on earth as well.

Raising Alpacas For Profit And Fun

Raising Alpacas For Profit And FunThe Alpaca industry is booming in The United States at the moment. With a cutoff of new animals coming in and a relatively slow reproduction rate, large companies find it to be a waster for time. This makes raising Alpacas the perfect business venture for small business entrepreneurs.

Alpaca’s are one of the only farm animals that can pay for their own care every year. They produce a large amount of wool that is highly sought after and can be sold at a premium. This can pay for the feed, housing, and medical bills of keeping the animal healthy and happy.

If your Alpacas reproduce, then you will have even more wool to sell and more animals to reproduce with. If you are looking to recoup some of the cost of purchasing the Alpaca, then you can sell some of the offspring. They can be sold for high profits if they are breed from high quality parents.

Many Alpaca breeders become addicted to Alpacas because of the profit potential and friendly nature of the animal. They are shy in nature but will sometimes let you give them a scratch or give you shy kisses. They are great with kids and don’t seem to have a problem with most other animals.

It is also important to understand that Alpacas are social pack animals. If you plan on raising Alpacas, then you need to make sure that you always keep them in a small pack to stay safe. If you separate an Alpaca from the pack for a long period of time, they are likely to get sick and show signs of distress.

The most important part about raising Alpaca’s is to have a business plan to begin with. Whether you are going to buy 10 of the most expensive Alpaca’s you can find or get 3 that a local farm is looking to get rid of, you need to have a plan.

The Business Plan

A business plan is important in any business venture, just as it is with starting an Alpaca farm. You want to make sure that you set yourself up for success from the start if you plan on succeeding in the long run. Find out what kind of Alpaca business you want to run and then branch out into a plan from there.

What niche are you going to look to fulfill. The cottage industry wants all natural deep colored Alpaca fiber, while the industrial section prefers white so that it can be dyed. Most farms look to focus on a few select colors and sell off anything outside of that range.

There are two major business plans when it comes to raising Alpacas for profit. The first is to reproduce as many Alpaca as possible and keep costs at a bare minimum to profit off of the wool while supplementing by selling large amounts of Alpacas in packages. They other plan is to have a smaller amount of very high quality Alpaca’s to start and reproduce with so that you have and produce higher quality stock.

Quantity

If you have a large amount of space and limited funds, then you probably want to breed for quantity over quality. Look to start with a few cheap breeding Alpaca while paying attention mainly to the quality of the fiber that they are producing. You don’t need to care much about the “conformation”, or body aesthetics. It doesn’t matter how straight your Alpacas teeth are when the yarn is being sold at a swap meet.

Your goal here is to get breeders in their prime from several different bloodlines. This will allow you to breed within your own animals over and over again without repeating bloodlines. If all your Alpaca are related, you will need to look elsewhere to impregnate your females.

Quality

Are you looking to raise Alpaca for quality or quantityIf you have limited space and/or a higher budget to start with, then you should look to breed the highest quality Alpaca possible. High quality Alpaca produce a larger amount of more valuable fiber than the bottom end animals. If you plan on raising Alpaca with a limited amount of space, then you will need to maximize your earnings per space used.

Look to start out with a few of the highest quality Female Alpaca you can afford to buy. The overall goal is to have Alpaca that show all of the highest value qualities in Alpaca. Starting with the highest quality possible will mean that you already have most of these qualities in your herd. Some of these qualities include:

  • Color (some colors are more desirable than others)
  • Fleece quality and quantity
  • Teeth structure and bite
  • Good bone density and structure
  • Good heritage or lineage

The second step to this is having your Alpaca and its fiber graded at Alpaca conventions and local fairs. This will verify to others that you are raising Alpacas that are “the cream of the crop” and should fetch a high dollar amount. If you can later say that one of your young Alpaca is fathered by a 10 time nation male color champion and mothered by a 5 time national female quality champion, you can charge a high premium.

You will still want to breed your high quality Alpaca so that you can sell them. This is going to be where you make most of your money in the long run. It’s a good idea, as mentioned above, to pick a color or two and focus on that. Sell the rest for top dollar because they are high quality, just not the color you are looking for.

Conclusion

Raising Alpaca can be a profitable venture if you know what you are doing from the beginning. If you have 500 square feet and go out to buy the cheapest Alpaca you can find, it will still be fun, but you are quickly going to learn what we talked about here. If you really want to make sure that you are ready to start your next adventure, check out some of our other articles and follow us on social media!

How much does an alpaca cost?

How much does this cute Alpaca costIn order to really answer the question, how much does and Alpaca cost, you will need to know that the fiber they produce is worth a good amount of money alone. The more and better quality that is produced, the more money can be made. These are the factors that can help us answer the underlying question of “How much does an alpaca cost?”:

Color

Color is a big selling point for Alpaca breeders because some colors are much more desirable than others. Right now, all of the grays are much more sought after than any other colors. Brown seems to be the least desirable color from our experience.

You will also hear Alpaca breeders tell you that white is the only color that matters. This is because white can be died to any other color imaginable. Others are more concerned with natural colors and find them more desirable.

Conformation

When considering how much an Alpaca should cost, conformation is something that you should consider. This is a term that is used describe the correctness of body structure in the animal. There are a lot of qualities that go into the conformation, but we will only list a few.

  • Good teeth structure
  • Good bone density
  • Back legs spread apart instead of close together

Fleece Quality and Quantity

Since Alpacas are raised and bred for their fleece, it would make sense that an Alpaca with more fleece is worth more. If you are looking for an Alpaca to start your farm with, then you want to start with one that produces a large amount of high quality fleece. If an Alpaca produces twice as much fleece per square inch as another one, then it will cost double.

Age

This is one of the most obvious factors that can affect the cost of an Alpaca. Most people don’t go out and look to purchase a car that is already 20 years old, so why would you do the same with an Alpaca. Alpaca’s generally live to 20 – 25 years old, so animals over 15 will look significant value.

One of the most important factors for most people look to find out how much does and Alpaca is breeding. Females typically have a reproductive life of between 10 and 16 years starting at 18 months old. If you are looking primarily to produce offspring for profit, then the value of a female Alpaca is going to drop off a percentage every year older it gets.

Another thing to consider is that the fleece tends to drop off in both quality and quantity as the Alpaca gets older. The older they get, the less profit that are going to produce on a yearly basis.

Gender and Breeding Results

Alpaca Conformation is important for deciding costGender is an important factor when valuing an Alpaca because most people the buy are looking to breed. If you want to start your own Alpaca farm, then you are probably looking to buy quality females. You can always pay a stud fee to get your females pregnant, but its not common for people to do it the other way around.

One huge quality that is going to help answer the question of how much does and Alpaca cost is whether they are proven on unproven. A proven female Alpaca means that they have had and supported a young cria with no issues. Some females cannot support having children and you will see them sold as “pet” or “fiber” Alpacas.

If they have not had babies before, they will be listed as unproven. This does not mean that they cannot have babies; it just means that they have never tried. These animals will be priced between the proven females and those that are just sold as pets.

Heritage or Lineage

The bloodline is obviously a huge factor when it comes to how much an Alpaca costs. An Alpaca that comes from a bloodline that has more desirable qualities is going to be worth more. The more direct relation they have to previous champions, the more they are worth.