Suri herd sire, Spellcaster
The Suri alpaca is noted for
its long locks of luxurious, silky fiber.
The actual structure of the locks comes in five
uniquely distinctive types: straight, flat,
fan, curled, and twisted. At this time,
the curled and twisted lock structures are the
most sought after.
The Suri alpaca is extremely
rare comprising an estimated one to three percent
of the world's alpaca population. There
are only about 5,000 Suri alpacas registered
in the United States. Suri alpacas are
often noted to have straighter backs, longer
ears and necks, and more strength than their
Suris are regarded by many
to be more elegant standing in the field.
In full fleece, a Suri's locks play in the wind
or dance from side to side as they run.
They are a little more tolerant of the heat
than the Huacayas, but are often the first in
the barn in very cold or wet weather.
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