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