Dating age ;)
Thursday May 22, 2014 A question I am often asked is ‘at what age are alpacas ready for breeding?’. As with most things alpaca, it’s not a simple answer. With females, I look at their months of age similar to a human in years. So a 16 month old alpaca is similar to a 16 year old human. Yes, I suppose she could get pregnant, but it might be best for both mom and baby if she matures a little more. There are always exceptions, the female who matures early or appears full grown at a year old, but I generally err on the side of “let’s wait”. And the boys? Some of our boys have taken 4 years to fully mature, others are ready at 2. Alpacas do have a way of teaching us patience!