Breeders of Premium Quality Peruvian Alpacas
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2008-12-06 - Father Christmas comes to Mayfield Alpacas!
2008-10-03 - Coffee Shop now Reopen!
2008-06-03 - Sheffield animals given international care by Kiwi clippers
2008-04-07 - Bringing good karma to an alpaca farmer
2007-10-20 - Visitor Centre closed for refurbishment
2007-08-11 - Norton Show
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Frequently asked questions about alpacas
Did You Know?
Alpacas differ from all other mammals in the shape of their red blood corpuscles, which are oval instead of circular
You can graze up to six Alpacas on each acre of pasture
You can feed about 10 alpacas on what one horse will eat
With the exception of mohair, alpacas produce the strongest animal fibre in the world.
Alpacas are the only animal in the world that come in 22 natural colours
Ninety-five percent of the worldwide alpaca population are white in colour.
The young are called Cria
The females are called Hembra
The males are called Macho
The gestation period of the Alpaca is 50 weeks
Alpacas and Llamas make remarkably effective guards for new born lambs and poultry
The lifespan of the Alpaca is between fifteen and twenty five years
Female Alpacas are productive from the age of two years to a minimum of fifteen years of age