Alpacas NC - Alpacas For Sale  
   
   
 
Alpacas are native to Peru, Bolivia and Chile. For the last 20 or so years, alpacas have been living on farms and ranches all over the United States. Alpacas are raised for two main purposes: their beautiful fiber and their market value as breeding livestock. There are 22 different natural fiber colors, from black, to grey, to white and all shades of brown. Alpacas have the most natural fiber colors of any animal used for fiber in the world! Alpacas are sheared once a year to harvest around 5-8 pounds of fiber per animal. The fibers are soft and have a hollow core. When spun and knit into sweaters, scarves or socks, the fibers provide insulation without being hot and do not hold moisture or odor. On top of that, they have a luxurious softness! Alpaca fiber is also considered to be hypoallergenic because it does not contain lanolin (found in wool), or other allergens.

Alpacas NC have very soulful eyes and make a soft humming noise at times to communicate to each other. Their personality is more like a cat than a dog. They prefer to be looked at than touched and if you watch them, you will notice that they rarely touch each other.

 

Come and meet our alpacas or contact us about Alpacas For Sale and baby Alpacas for Sale. Apple Hill Farm and Alpaca Farm welcomes all groups including North Carolina School Farm Tours.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at 828-963-1662, email us, or use our online request form.