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You do. It's wonderful soft stuff, and comes in two types, Suri, and Huacaya.

I have one of each right now, both male, and can't wait until our girls come next Spring!
 

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Yes, that is what I did.
Though you shear them standing up.

My Lister lasers worked very well for going through Llama and Alpaca fleece.
 

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Bergere, all the videos I've seen, they have them tied out for shearing.
So you can do them standing? Or did I miss-read your post?
 

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I haltered mine, tied them to a stout fence (they were already trained to do this, by me) and slowly sheared them standing on all 4's.

With mine any way, this way was much less stress for them and easier on me too.

Shear my sheep the same way.
 

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How cool:). So, then you keep the fleece and spin it yourselves into other things, or is there a market for their fleece?
 

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Both.
I am a spinner, so I intend to spin mine myself, if I have too much, I'll sell the extra.
 
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I kept mine, to spin up, either as is or mixed with sheep fleece.

Know people that sell theirs. But you have to have very clean fleece, and market what you have.
 

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It is Angie!:thumb:
The Fleece is the fiber off the animal, it is then washed, and either carded or combed, to make roving.
The Roving is what you spin, into yarn.
 
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You do. It's wonderful soft stuff, and comes in two types, Suri, and Huacaya.

I have one of each right now, both male, and can't wait until our girls come next Spring!
What is the difference between the two types? I saw the pictures of your males, but I'm not well-versed enough to know.
 

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Mainly in appearance.
Huacaya are the big fluffy looking ones you mostly see, as in this picture,

these are not mine, I got this off the internet.
Suri look like this,

Again, not mine, from the internet.
The Suri fiber is like silk, very smooth, long locks.

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Suri are much rarer in this country, why I have no idea.
I assume it is because some people find the long silky fiber harder to work with.
An interesting fact, if you have a Suri, and breed it to a Huacaya, you will, most times, get a Suri, as that is the dominant gene.

I'm looking for 2 Suri Females for Honey, his genetics are Suri/Huacaya, So I'm hopeful that I can find a Suri/Suri female or two to breed him to....
Elmo, on the other hand, is a Huacaya/Huacaya, registered, and only three generations from Peru, blah,blah, blah....he will be breeding only Huacayas...
 
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