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Alpaca Breeding: History of Alpaca Breed Standards in the US

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

The breeders who favor standards believe the practice of animal breeding is the pursuit of perfection and view standards as useful guides in the quest for the ideal alpaca.

Very few alpaca breeders are neutral on the issue of breed standards; most fall into one of four schools of thought: 1. Absolutely in favor, 2. Wanting to learn more, 3. Apathetic or, “I don’t care what they do, I am going to breed to my own standard,” and 4. Absolutely and aggressively against breed standards of any kind. The breeders who favor standards believe the practice of animal breeding is the pursuit of perfection and view standards as useful guides in the quest for the ideal alpaca. The opponents of breed standards predict doom if standards are adopted, often suggesting that pressure from powerful figures involved in the industry is behind the effort to enact standards.

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