Alpacas in the lens

• Alpacas in the lens

In 2009, the 46-year-old from England arrived in Portugal and started breeding alpacas. What came of it and the best alpaca cow - find today's reporting.

Alpacas in the lens

Alpaká - domestic cloven-hoofed animals and is part of the family of camelids in South America. Usually, they are bred in the alpine zone of South America (Andes). (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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On the farm there is complete understanding. Portugal. (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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This model posing. (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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Alpaca became household about 6000 years ago, domesticated them and started breeding Peruvian Indians. (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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Grazing alpacas. Post as cows. (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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The work that brings pleasure - the dream of every conscious person. And this is exactly the same case. (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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In nature, there are two types of alpacas, which differ only in appearance of wool. Portugal. (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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They are really a bit like camels. (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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Growth alpacas does not exceed one meter, they weigh about 70 kilos and exhibit mild and long fleece (on the sides of its length is 15-20 cm.). (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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To date, in the alpine zone of South America is home to about three million alpacas, most of which are inhabited Peru. (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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Alpacas near the farm. Portugal. (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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But the work with animals brings former Englishwoman not only fun. Alpaca fur is very durable and has no fat, so products made of it for a long time are not contaminated. No other hair in the world can compare with alpaca wool, especially with wool alpaca cubs. It is 7 times warmer than sheep's wool, is practically waterproof and does not cause allergies. (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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From alpaca wool makes warm and soft blankets, rugs and clothing. A fur - household items. (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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Lisa has 14 alpacas on a farm, and they produce about 50 kilograms of wool per year. (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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Spindle. (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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Ready-for-sale product. (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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Wool figures. (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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It looks like perhaps the best wool in the world - alpaca. (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

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Here they are, the alpaca. Lovely and useful pets. Portugal. (Photo by Rafael Marchante | Reuters):

Alpacas in the lens