Alpacas For Sale offers free listings of your alpacas for sale
and your stud males.
And you can have your animals displayed automatically on your own
Search the Alpacas For Sale database for the alpaca the meets your
criteria - male or female, huacaya or suri, white or coloured.
What about a
stud male to use over
There's a range of boys to choose from.
The Profile section allows you to describe your stud and enter
details of your alpacas. You can load your alpaca's image and list them
for sale or stud services.
The Links page has some useful links to alpaca associations,
messageboards and studs.
Well, we launched the website last month, advertising on the
messageboards, and in the Vic Central region magazine 'The Yarn'. Great to see
the response from several studs. We have a limited number of FREE display ads
available on a 'first in first served basis', so send the url of your image and
the url for the link to me asap (
discussion on blue-eyed whites (BEWs) on the AABA messageboard
caught my interest, and I followed a link provided to an
article by Andrew and Ann Merriwether.
Towards the end of the paper, the author proposes that the reason most grey
alpacas have a tuxedo pattern is
because the genes for grey and tuxedo are on the same chromosome and
close to each. While this is possible, I beleive there is more to it than just this.
Consider the case where these genes are seperated by 1%. If we start with
100 grey/tuxedo alpacas, then in the next generation we would expect to have
1% cross-over for these genes, so 1% would be solid grey. After 25 generations
we would expect to have 20% solid grey. This is definately not the case.
However, I can think of three reasons why the grey and tuxedo genes are 'linked':
1. (Extremely unlikely) One of these genes is a recent mutation. It
would need to be VERY recent;
2. (Highly unlikely) The grey and tuxedo genes are extremely closely
linked, say 0.001%;
3. (possible) The grey gene is usually lethal when the tuxedo gene is not also