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Classification Chart
Below the Classification Chart are pictures of Classic-Plus, Premier,
and Premier-Plus type animals.
 

Classification Chart
The following chart is provided as a guide to Paco-Vicuña attributes.
There may be substantial variations to these phenotypic traits. As more knowledge from breeding is accumulated we will revise the chart. The main purpose of the chart is to allow quick identification when crossing between the paco-vicuña. Example: Type #1 (Premier Plus) bred to a
Type #3 (Classic Plus) will result in a Type # 2 (Premier).

Paco-Vicuña Trait

Vicuña Comparison Only

Premier Plus

Premier

Classic Plus

Classic

Standard Plus

Standard

Type Number

(Vicuña)

Type #1

Type #2

Type # 3

Type #4

Type #5

Type #6

Head Shape

Vicuña type

Vicuña type, with some variation

Vicuña type, with some variation

Thicker alpaca type to vicuña type

Thicker alpaca type to vicuña type

Thicker alpaca type to vicuña type

Thicker alpaca type

Eyes

Protruding

Protruding

Protruding

Protruding to normal alpaca

Protruding to normal alpaca

Normal alpaca

Normal alpaca

Body Conformation

Back-line slopes down to withers. Some natural cow-hock.

Back-line slopes down to withers. Some natural cow-hock.

Back-line slopes down to withers. Some level back-lines. Some natural cow-hock.

Back-line slopes down to withers. Some level back-lines. Some natural cow-hock.

Back-line slopes down to withers. Some level back-lines. Some natural cow-hock.

Back-line slopes down to withers. Some level back-lines. Some natural cow-hock.

Back-line slopes down to withers. Some level back-lines. Some natural cow-hock.

Body Size

Smaller (90-110 Lbs.)

Normal alpaca to smaller

Normal alpaca to smaller

Normal alpaca to smaller

Normal alpaca to smaller

Normal alpaca to smaller

Normal alpaca to smaller

Fine bone structure of legs.

Fine boned

Fine boned to heavy boned

Fine boned to heavy boned

Fine boned to heavy boned

Fine boned to heavy boned

Fine boned to heavy boned

Fine boned to heavy boned

Fiber fineness

8-13 micron

12-18 micron

13-20 micron

16-23 micron

16-23 micron

18-23 micron

20-26 micron

Guard Hair

Present

Present

Present

Present to none

Present to none

Present to none

Present to none

Fiber Growth minimum 3.5"

Shear every 3-4 years

Shear every 2-3 years

Shear every 2-3 years

Shear every 1-2 years

Shear every 1-2 years

Shear every year

Shear every year

Fiber Color Main Body

Vicuña color

Light vicuna color to dark vicuña color, a few white to black animals

Light vicuna color to dark vicuña color, a few white to black animals

Light vicuna color to dark vicuña color, a few white to black animals

Light vicuna color to dark vicuña color, a few white to black animals

Light vicuna color to dark vicuña color, a few white to black animals

Vicuña colors to Alpaca colors

Classic-Plus
 
Premier
 
Premier-Plus
 



 


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