Llama?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by PoultryScienceAggie, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. PoultryScienceAggie

    PoultryScienceAggie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is Llama fiber good for spinning? What are the uses for Llama's?
     
  2. Chatychick

    Chatychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is but the Alpaca is better fiber. I believe the Llamas fiber is corser and some use it to spin and knit or crochet.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I have a sweater from Ecuador made from Alpaca. It's itchy. (But warm)
     
  4. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Llama fiber is nearly identical to Alpaca, except that llamas have a guard hair. Which is just a very coarse hair that you can quite easily pull out when you've got the blanket off.

    We have three older llamas and they are wonderful. Ours are docile. Low maintenance animals, primarily live off pasture, need a shot once a month and grain in the mornings. They are guard animals and are terrific with our chickens, ducks and geese. Llama poo is a terrific fertilizer.

    A dear friend has spun up some hanks of their fiber for me and it is glorious to knit with it.
     

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