This book offers an extensive overview of all important aspects of keeping alpaca's. The book starts off with the history of keeping alpaca's, the anatomy of the animal and with their behaviour and communication.
Special attention is given to the quality of the wool, such as the colour of the fur and the characteristics and preparation of the fiber.
New material in this second reviewed edition includes photo’s of different fiber made by an electro microscope that compare the hairs of suri and huacaya alpaca’s, vicuna’s, cashmere, angora, merino en mohair.
The book is nicely illustrated.
Authors: Eric Hoffman, Karen Baum
The Complete Alpaca Book