Monday, 7 July 2008

Hairy llamas

One of the places that we went through on our bike ride the other week was a rare breeds farm. They had the standard strange cows, sheep and pygmy goats, but also these.

They caused much confusion amongst the visitors. Were they sheep, goats, llamas? I think I now know enough about the camelids to say that these fine looking creatures are alpacas; in need of a good haircut! You can pick up a male alpaca in the UK for £250 although top quality breeding suri alpacas, the ones with the ringlets, go for £6000 and more! Might be tempted to have a couple in France to add interest!
(Thanks to Simon for the photos)

1 comment:

Michael House said...

I could make loads of felt from that wool. it may well already be felted...