Camlids

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  1. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Has anyone else read that Llamas and Alpacas will inter breed with Camels,and that the offspring are fertile?? just wondering
     
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    I'd assume the male would be the cammel? it'd be an odd/interesting mix to say the least does it have to be a certain type of cammel?
     

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    Gary in ohio Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thinking of starting your next exotic craze?
     
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    hey ya never know Gary they could be great draft animals... camules, hmm. :D
     
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    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I had read a few yrs. ago that they are interbreedable and there crosses are putting out quite a bit of wool,not to mention the meat. now that llams prices are down as well as camel it might be worth looking into,as a dual purpose animal.
     
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    any idea what their fiber is like?
     
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    Reported to be more like a llamas wool a slight bit more rough .
     
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    Llamas and alpacas ARE camels!
    And they couldn't breed a dromadary if they wanted too.
    It would be like a mini chawawa breeding a great dane. :haha:
     
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    Corky ,Corky they breed them via A.I. thats how they attain the hybred.