Big Mount Alpacas - 5163 W. Canal Rd. - Dover, PA. 17315  T: 717-873-2475  F: 717-718-5181  
Alpaca Farms

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September 2009 Open House - East Berlin 4H Fiber Club makes a shawl from raw fleece. Click here for slide show

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Alpacas Versus Llamas
Alpacas are related to llamas and vicunas. They are much smaller than llamas. The easiest way to tell the difference between the two is to look at their ears. Llamas have curved, banana-shaped ears and alpacas have spear-shaped ears. Llamas have many different types of fleece, single-coated, double-coated, many with a great deal of guard hair. Alpacas have been raised by the Incan Indians century upon century continually refining their coats to achieve a blanket whose guard hair is almost as fine as the fleece itself.

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