A. There are a number of things to consider before launching into the
It is best to talk to as many experienced breeders as possible. You will gain
lots of useful information from people who have already done the legwork.
If you are serious it is advisable to develop a business plan (see How to Buy,
Breed,and Succeed in the Alpaca Business.)
To be able to register your offspring you will need to become a member of the
Alpaca Registry, Inc and apply for herd registration. The registry office can
send you the appropriate forms. Join the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association
Some people buy a couple of geldings to begin with and once they feel confident
that alpacas really are extremely easy to manage, they take the next step to
start a breeding herd.
For most breeders, they simply want to get going as soon as possible and enjoy
the experience as they learn along the way.