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Alpacas and Llamas - What's the difference?

Hi everyone,

A lot of people asks us about the differences of an alpaca and a llama. So here they go:ย 

What's the difference between alpacas and llamas?
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First of all, alpacas are smaller than llamas. The difference is big (around 10 inches). Their faces are also dissimilar. Alpacas have small faces with short ears while llamas have a more elongated faces and big ears.


Alpacas and llamas Sierra yarn blog
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Then, we have the hair. Alpacas hair is super soft and the color vary greatly, from whites and light yellows to brown and black. The llamas hair is coarser and considered inferior.
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Also, llamas tend to be more aggresive and they can be used to guard livestock. The alpacas are timid and like to stay with their herd. .
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