A family of animals of which the alpaca is a member. The family also
includes camels, llamas, guanacos, and vicuñas.
Huacaya (wah-ki-ah) and Suri (sir-e)
The two types of alpacas. They are exactly
the same except for the appearance of the fiber. A Suri alpaca has
no crimp (a tight waviness) in the fiber. Suri fiber tends to
drape off the animal and has the appearance of being wound in
dreadlocks. The Huacaya alpaca has a great deal of crimp in the
fiber giving the alpaca a round, woolly, and huggable appearance.
A baby alpaca. The term comes from the Spanish word for creation.
The fur or wool of an alpaca; also known as fleece.
Sire and Dam
The father and mother of a cria.