Glossary
 
AFCNA
Alpaca Fiber Cooperative of North America - www.afcna.com
 
Agist
To board an animal
 
Alpaca
A small member of the camelid family
 
Alpaca Breed
One of two breeds of alpacas - Huacaya or Suri.
 
AOBA
Alpaca Owners & Breeders Association - national organization that helps promote the industry. - www.alpacainfo.com
 
AOBA Member Website
Website for AOBA members. - www.alpacaowners.com
 
AOBA Show Division
Website for show information & results. - www.alpacashows.com
 
ARF
Alpaca Research Foundation. - www.alpacaresearchfoundation.org
 
ARI
Alpaca Registry Inc. - standard N. American registry - provides database beneficial to breeding decisions. - www.alpacaregistry.com
 
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Glossary (Cont.)
 
Conforma-tion
Physical traits by which an alpaca is evaluated.
 
Cria
Baby alpaca
 
Crimp
Waviness of fiber
 
Dam
Alpaca mother
 
Fleece
Fiber or wool of an alpaca
 
Gelding
Castrated male used for fleece, companionship, therapy, pets, etc.
 
Gestation
11-1/2 months of pregnancy
 
Herdsire
Breeding male, stud, alpaca father
 
Huacaya
A breed of alpaca with "crimpy" fleece, sometimes referred to as a Teddy Bear Alpaca.
 
Husbandry
Routine care and feeding
 
ICI
International Camelid Institute - a database of camelid information. www.icinfo.org
 
Jr Herdsire
Aspiring herdsire, not of breeding age.
 
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