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Suri Specific

As you can tell by the name of our farm, our goal is to be straightforward and simple. We’ve been asked often at shows and fairs about the differences between Huacaya and Suri alpacas. These articles will give you more background about the Suri which is the focus of our farm. We’d be happy to answer any additional questions or concerns you may have. Feel free to send us an email or call and schedule a farm visit.


Accoyo

The name “Accoyo” refers to an Alpaca that has been bred at Estancia Accoyo in Peru. In the United States, the name Accoyo refers to an alpaca imported from Estancia or to a direct descendant of an import from Estancia Accoyo. An alpaca is considered pure or “full” Accoyo if its parents are both pure Accoyo.

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History of Alpaca Fiber, Suri Fleece

Date: 01/12/2005

Suri fleece is comprised of high-luster fiber and drapes down the animal’s body in a twisted or flat form. It is highly desirable in the fiber market and commands a premium price in the range of four to six dollars per ounce. Hand spinners admire the fleece for its durability and its ease at accepting color through dying. The fashion industry desires Suri fleece because it has the softness of cashmere, the luster of silk and the featherweight and warmth of goose down. Suri fleece can be blended with wool and other fine fibers including silk to be knit, woven or crocheted into highly sought after garments.

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Suri Alpacas

Date: 01/12/2005

Suri Alpacas are the rare type of alpaca and represent only about four percent of the world population of alpacas. Suri account for nearly ten percent of the North American alpaca population and experts in the industry doubt that the percentage will increase making the Suri a rare and valuable, long-term investment.

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