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We at Quenti Alpaca understand the anxiety and fears during this troubled time. We want to wish one and all a healthy and safe life journey and look forward to seeing you back here on the other end. Take Care #FlattentheCurve #Covid19SA #SA

Alpaca Facts for kids: ALPACAS ARE USUALLY SAFE TO BE AROUND. Unlike some livestock alpacas are very quiet and gentle animals. Occasionally an alpaca may try to kick with its hind legs but its usually just a reflex from being touched on its rear. Alpaca Facts, Facts For Kids, Alpacas, Livestock, Nursing, Mothers, Walking, Drop, Legs

Quenti Alpaca on Instagram: “Alpaca Facts for kids:⁠ ⁠ ALPACAS ARE USUALLY SAFE TO BE AROUND.⁠ Unlike some livestock, alpacas are very quiet and gentle animals.…”

Alpaca Facts for kids: ALPACAS ARE USUALLY SAFE TO BE AROUND. Unlike some livestock alpacas are very quiet and gentle animals. Occasionally an alpaca may try to kick with its hind legs but its usually just a reflex from being touched on its rear. #Quenti #Wellington #Alpaca #Facts

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Alpaca Facts for kids: Did you know that alpacas do not have teeth in the top-front of their mouths? Thats why they always look like they have an adorable underbite! #Quenti #Wellington #Alpaca #Facts

Alpaca Facts for kids: Alpacas have really strong herding instincts. The best way to keep an alpaca with a companion is to have them all be the same gender. This is because even neutered alpacas or llamas can sometimes successfully bond with each other. Alpaca Facts, Facts For Kids, Alpacas, Camel, Hospitals, 15 Years, Retirement, Dogs, Gender

Alpaca Facts for kids: Alpacas have really strong herding instincts. The best way to keep an alpaca with a companion is to have them all be the same gender. This is because even neutered alpacas or llamas can sometimes successfully bond with each other. #Quenti #Wellington #Alpaca #Facts

Fun Alpaca Facts  If you look closely you will notice that alpacas have shorter straighter ears than a llama.  Just dont get too close! Both of these animals are known to spit if they get annoyed. Yuck!  Alpaca wool is considered hypoallergenic. It is also much softer than sheeps wool and a whole lot less itchy!  #Quenti #Wellington #Alpaca #Facts Alpaca Facts, Alpacas, Alpaca Wool, Annoyed, Ears, Fun, Animals, Animales, Animaux

Fun Alpaca Facts If you look closely you will notice that alpacas have shorter straighter ears than a llama. Just dont get too close! Both of these animals are known to spit if they get annoyed. Yuck! Alpaca wool is considered hypoallergenic. It is also much softer than sheeps wool and a whole lot less itchy! #Quenti #Wellington #Alpaca #Facts

Fun Alpaca Facts There are no wild alpacas. Every alpaca belongs to a farmer who raises them so that their wool can be made into clothing.  There are only two different breeds of alpacas.  Alpacas are related to more than llamas. They belong to the Camelidae family which also includes Camels.  #Quenti #Wellington #Alpaca #Facts Alpaca Facts, Alpacas, Camels, Farmer, Wool, Clothing, Fun, Animals, Outfits

Fun Alpaca Facts There are no wild alpacas. Every alpaca belongs to a farmer who raises them so that their wool can be made into clothing. There are only two different breeds of alpacas. Alpacas are related to more than llamas. They belong to the Camelidae family which also includes Camels. #Quenti #Wellington #Alpaca #Facts

Alpaca Facts for kids:  While some people might accidentally get these interesting animals confused with llamas alpacas are actually a totally different animal.  While they might look similar alpacas are much smaller than llamas.  Another big difference between llamas and alpacas is how they work with people.  Llamas have always been used as beasts of burden while alpacas are strictly bred for their wool.  #Quenti #Wellington #Alpaca #Facts Alpaca Facts, Llama Alpaca, Interesting Animals, Facts For Kids, Alpacas, Confused, Wool, Big, People

Alpaca Facts for kids: While some people might accidentally get these interesting animals confused with llamas alpacas are actually a totally different animal. While they might look similar alpacas are much smaller than llamas. Another big difference between llamas and alpacas is how they work with people. Llamas have always been used as beasts of burden while alpacas are strictly bred for their wool. #Quenti #Wellington #Alpaca #Facts

Striving for the finest alpaca Linda is in charge of breeding and says she is inspired to breed the ultimate alpaca. Health is the first priority she says so I strive for an animal with strength resilience and good body structure and proportions.  She explains that fibre quantity and quality is determined genetically although good nutrition and husbandry affect the genes expression.  #Quenti #Alpaca #Farm Gene Expression, Alpacas, Nice Body, Genetics, Strength, Nutrition, Inspired, Health, Animals

Striving for the finest alpaca Linda is in charge of breeding and says she is inspired to breed the ultimate alpaca. Health is the first priority she says so I strive for an animal with strength resilience and good body structure and proportions. She explains that fibre quantity and quality is determined genetically although good nutrition and husbandry affect the genes expression. #Quenti #Alpaca #Farm

Flock guard products and export:  Alpacas are increasingly popular as flock guards  for several reasons. They have a herd mentality keeping sheep together so that predators cannot easily attack them.    They are extremely alert and have a loud alarm call if startled or threatened. Their size keeps them relatively safe from smaller predators such as jackal and caracal.  Finally they eat the same food and require the same inoculations.  #Quenti #Alpaca #Farm Caracal, Alpacas, Flocking, Predator, Sheep, Popular, Eat, Animals, Food

Flock guard products and export: Alpacas are increasingly popular as flock guards for several reasons. They have a herd mentality keeping sheep together so that predators cannot easily attack them. They are extremely alert and have a loud alarm call if startled or threatened. Their size keeps them relatively safe from smaller predators such as jackal and caracal. Finally they eat the same food and require the same inoculations. #Quenti #Alpaca #Farm

Learning and planning According to Linda alpaca is in a class of its own and is locally most comparable to kid mohair. But mohair is very fluffy whereas alpaca is sleek. She says that their greatest challenges were learning to process good quality yarn and understanding how to breed for best results.  Every calamity has been a learning curve. There has been a lot of ruined fibre and broken equipment but its necessary for learning. To have had a vision of what is possible and to see it live… Alpacas, Challenges, Kid, Learning, Child, Studying, Kids, Teaching, Baby

Learning and planning According to Linda alpaca is in a class of its own and is locally most comparable to kid mohair. But mohair is very fluffy whereas alpaca is sleek. She says that their greatest challenges were learning to process good quality yarn and understanding how to breed for best results. Every calamity has been a learning curve. There has been a lot of ruined fibre and broken equipment but its necessary for learning. To have had a vision of what is possible and to see it live…

Alpaca products: Quenti has capitalised on this and breeds and sells alpacas as both sheep guards and pets. It also sells to breeders and offers a stud service.  The operation has a mill and produces yarn for external enterprises as well as their own. A range of alpaca products is manufactured: baby blankets beanies socks shawls ponchos carpets and blankets.  Quentis main value-added product is yarn for hand-knitting. Over 95% of its products are natural and undyed and exported to New… Alpacas, Baby Blankets, Beanies, Shawls, Carpets, Hand Knitting, Sheep, Socks, Range

Alpaca products: Quenti has capitalised on this and breeds and sells alpacas as both sheep guards and pets. It also sells to breeders and offers a stud service. The operation has a mill and produces yarn for external enterprises as well as their own. A range of alpaca products is manufactured: baby blankets beanies socks shawls ponchos carpets and blankets. Quentis main value-added product is yarn for hand-knitting. Over 95% of its products are natural and undyed and exported to New…

Shearing Because of Wellingtons severe heat we shear our alpacas earlier than most other breeders explains Stephen. This shearing normally occurs in the first two weeks of September as soon as it becomes warmer. Its no problem if theres a cold snap as they have good shelter.  Shearing alpacas is similar to shearing sheep except that a special alpaca shearing blade is used in order to leave 4mm of fibre on the alpaca to provide insulation. They are also shorn more carefully than sheep so the… Alpaca Shearing, First Second, Alpacas, Insulation, Sheep, Blade, September, Cold, Animals

Shearing Because of Wellingtons severe heat we shear our alpacas earlier than most other breeders explains Stephen. This shearing normally occurs in the first two weeks of September as soon as it becomes warmer. Its no problem if theres a cold snap as they have good shelter. Shearing alpacas is similar to shearing sheep except that a special alpaca shearing blade is used in order to leave 4mm of fibre on the alpaca to provide insulation. They are also shorn more carefully than sheep so the…

Gestation and general care A hembra (female alpaca) gestates for an average of 340 days and gives birth to a single cria. A mere 17 days after giving birth the hembra is receptive again.  This means that a hembra is pregnant for 90% of her breeding years which start at the age of two. Quentis heavily pregnant hembras and crias are kept in a camp near the house for about seven months until weaning.  Thereafter they are out in the field all day with shelter available whenever they need it… 17 Day, After Giving Birth, Alpacas, Shelter, Age, Female, House, Animals, Animales

Gestation and general care A hembra (female alpaca) gestates for an average of 340 days and gives birth to a single cria. A mere 17 days after giving birth the hembra is receptive again. This means that a hembra is pregnant for 90% of her breeding years which start at the age of two. Quentis heavily pregnant hembras and crias are kept in a camp near the house for about seven months until weaning. Thereafter they are out in the field all day with shelter available whenever they need it…

Striving for the finest alpaca:  Linda is in charge of breeding and says she is inspired to breed the ultimate alpaca. Health is the first priority she says so I strive for an animal with strength resilience and good body structure and proportions.  She explains that fibre quantity and quality is determined genetically although good nutrition and husbandry affect the genes expression.  As the quality of the fleece determines the quality of spinning Linda much like Merino breeders breeds for… Gene Expression, Alpacas, Nice Body, Genetics, Spinning, Strength, Nutrition, Inspired, Health

Striving for the finest alpaca: Linda is in charge of breeding and says she is inspired to breed the ultimate alpaca. Health is the first priority she says so I strive for an animal with strength resilience and good body structure and proportions. She explains that fibre quantity and quality is determined genetically although good nutrition and husbandry affect the genes expression. As the quality of the fleece determines the quality of spinning Linda much like Merino breeders breeds for…

Starting an alpaca farm in South Africa  Stephen and Linda Nessworthy acquired pet alpacas in 2004 as Linda had been fascinated by them since childhood and the couple greatly enjoyed keeping the animals in their garden in Cape Town.  At the time they had a specialist food import business. Five years later they converted their interest in alpacas into a full-time farming operation: they sold their food business bought a farm in 2010 and started Quenti Alpacas in 2011.  Weve always looked to… Alpacas, Cape Town, Farming, South Africa, Childhood, Couple, Pets, Business, Garden

Starting an alpaca farm in South Africa Stephen and Linda Nessworthy acquired pet alpacas in 2004 as Linda had been fascinated by them since childhood and the couple greatly enjoyed keeping the animals in their garden in Cape Town. At the time they had a specialist food import business. Five years later they converted their interest in alpacas into a full-time farming operation: they sold their food business bought a farm in 2010 and started Quenti Alpacas in 2011. Weve always looked to…

Alpaca farming in South Africa A passion for pet alpacas lead to the start of an alpaca farm in Wellington.  In 2010 Stephen and Linda Nessworthy established Quenti Alpacas near Wellington. Offering a range of luxury alpaca products under the Cape Alpaca brand Quenti Alpacas breeds and sells alpacas and is the only mill in South Africa that specialises in locally grown alpaca fibre.  And did you know: Alpaca fleece has 22 natural shades including black silver rose grey white mahogany brown… Mahogany Brown, Alpacas, Silver Roses, Farming, Grey And White, Black Silver, South Africa, Cape, Shades

Alpaca farming in South Africa A passion for pet alpacas lead to the start of an alpaca farm in Wellington. In 2010 Stephen and Linda Nessworthy established Quenti Alpacas near Wellington. Offering a range of luxury alpaca products under the Cape Alpaca brand Quenti Alpacas breeds and sells alpacas and is the only mill in South Africa that specialises in locally grown alpaca fibre. And did you know: Alpaca fleece has 22 natural shades including black silver rose grey white mahogany brown…