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Any Alpaca gurus here??

Discussion in 'Everything Else Llamas & Alpacas' started by secuono, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. Oct 18, 2018
    Bruce

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    See @Wehner Homestead, even her alpaca shredded it's coat!

    I see the boys are making nice. Did the new one and the dog hit it off as well?
     
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  2. Oct 19, 2018
    Wehner Homestead

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    :lol::lol: @Bruce

    Disclaimer: I know very little about alpacas but find it very odd that yours haven’t come to trust you more. The good far outweighs the bad during their time with you. I’d think they’d at least be more tolerable.
     
  3. Oct 20, 2018
    Bruce

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    I would have thought so too.
     
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  4. Oct 20, 2018
    secuono

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  5. Oct 20, 2018
    Bruce

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    Happy herd!
     
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  6. Mar 20, 2019
    secuono

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    45 & 50min to shear.
    Derrik stood quietly the whole time. Ty had a cow the whole time...
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  7. Mar 20, 2019
    Bruce

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    Geez I wish I could get through mine that fast. Are yours really dirty at skin level? My boys are a mess, I think that is why I can't used the electric shears more than one side, dull right up.

    Teddy stands relatively quietly, Laddie bucks and kicks the entire time, even when I had all 4 feet tied to the stand last time. DD1 has volunteered to NOT help with shearing Laddie this year. Of course if we do it in May it won't matter much anyway. Her BF is graduating Purdue and she's going out for the majority of the month.
     
  8. Mar 20, 2019
    secuono

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    Clean at skin, but they had lots of junk on top that I brushed out first.
    I use fiskar razor edge hand shears and bought their sharpener.
    I'll have to lay and stretch Ty out next year when I do legs n necks. Derrik may or may not need it, but we'll find out then.
     
  9. Apr 7, 2019
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    2.69 & 2.45 pounds each.

    Derrik's blanket & tail fiber.
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  10. Apr 7, 2019
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    Ty's blanket, tail I cut first, so bottom of bag.
    Its jet black, but my phone didn't want to cooperate with me...
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