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Difference between Suri and Huacaya Alpacas

There is only one species of alpaca, but two fleece types often referred

to as breeds.  The Huacaya type is commonly referred to looking like a

"teddy bear," with full crimpy fiber.  Eighty two percent of alpacas are

Huacaya.  Suri alpacas have the luster of silk in penciled like fibers that

hang down and look like "dread locks."


Updated February 22, 2017