This is for my readers who are new to alpacas and have no idea what I’m talking about. Read this if you have no idea what an alpaca is.
The following are some terms that we use in the alpaca world that you may not be familiar with:
CRIA. A cria is a baby alpaca. From the Spanish “criation”.
DAM. Momma alpaca. Alpacas have one baby a year and gestate for 11-12 months.
HERDSIRE. Daddy alpaca. All alpaca breedings are done “live”. No artificial seminations or embryo transfers.
HUACAYA. One of the two types of alpacas. Huacayas have fleece that stands away from their bodies, giving them that “Teddy Bear” look.
SURI. 1. The other type of alpaca. A suri’s fiber hangs in locks and is famous for its luster. 2. Tom Cruise’s daughter.
ORGLING. This is the sound a male alpaca makes while breeding. It induces ovulation in the female.
Leave a comment and let me know if there are other terms that I use that leave you scratching your head.
PRONKING. Can’t believe I forgot this one. Full Explanation here.
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