Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the next Grooming Day. You will be taught how to handle, hold and cut alpacas toe nails. We do this every three months and if it has rained, its even better as their toenails are lovely and soft to cut, making the whole process nice and swift. It’s also the day to check their fleece, teeth, eyes and give them a cuddle or two.
Daniela with Bianca, Sophia and Zoey taking a casual walk around the paddocks.
Fun fact: Alpacas come in two types: Suri and the huacaya . The huacaya has a wooly, dense, crimped fleece — like a teddy bear, giving it a very wooly appearance. The suri's are long, shiny and dreadlocked looking. At Little Valley Farm, we specialise in the huacaya. (Pronounced wah-KI-ya).
Photo courtesy of Jim Merchant