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Alpacas and Lamas

Lamas are part of the so called South American camelids family, which, other than the regular camel, doesn’t have a dorsal hump. They most probably descend from the wild Guanaco and have already been domesticated since the 3rd century BC by the native inhabitants of the Andes. They kept them as valuable pack animals, but also for their meat, hides and wool. Therefore the lama had great importance to the Inca people and those related to them.

More than ten million lamas were cultured and kept when the Spanish conquered South America. It is true, that lamas spit, but usually they only do so to establish a hierarchy among the animals of the herds or to keep pushy and intrusive conspecifics at distance. One of their distinctive characteristics is namely their friendly, curious and kind nature.

Alpacas just as the lamas, alpacas are part of the South American camelids group, but originate from the Vicugna, are a little bit smaller and significantly lighter than lamas. The easiest way to distinguish alpacas from lamas is by the shape of their ears: the ears of alpacas are formed like spears, a lama’s ears look more like a banana. Already the Inca people highly estimated alpacas for their silky wool, so it is no surprise that it was the ruling family’s privilege to wear garments made of alpaca wool. When the Spanish conquered South America in the following, the alpacas were replaced by sheep and almost disappeared. Today the alpaca is considered valuable once again, not only because of its precious wool but also for therapy including animals, as this nice creature approaches humans simply driven by its own curiosity.

Lamas

Flavio de Oro
Birthdate: 26.06.2011
Breeder: Kaserhof
Type: Wooly-silky Lama
Father: A.M. Felippe
Mother: Flora del Sur
  Flavio de Oro
Lamar de Oro
Birthdate: 28.06.2011
Breeder: Kaserhof
Type: Wooly Lama
Father: Christiano de Oro
Mother: Lenca del Sur
Successes
Int. Lama and Alpacashow
Ritten 2014
1st place beauty
Lamar de Oro
Pirlo de Oro
Birthdate: 25.04.2012
Breeder: Kaserhof
Type: Wooly-silky Lama
Father: Balbo de Oro
Mother: Perla del Sur
Successes
Int. Lama and Alpacashow
Ritten 2014
3rd place beauty
Pirlo de Oro
Tiziano de Oro
Birthdate: 25.04.2012
Breeder: Kaserhof
Type: Wooly-silky Lama
Father: Balbo de Oro
Mother: Perla del Sur
Successes
Int. Lama and Alpacashow
Ritten 2014
3rd place beauty
Tiziano de Oro
 

Alpacas

Cava de Oro
Birthdate: 01.07.2012
Breeder: Kaserhof
Type: Huacaya Alpaka
Father: AP Maurice
Mother: Cara
Successes
Int.Lama and Alpacashow
Ritten 2014
1st place beauty
Cava de Oro
Tamila de Oro
Birthdate: 11.06.2012
Breeder: Kaserhof
Type: Huacaya Alpaka
Father: Tolo de Vita
Mother: Turca
Successes
Int.Lama and Alpacashow
Ritten 2014
1st place beauty
Tamila de Oro

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