Alpacas for sale - A marketplace for buying and selling alpacas where Australian breeders can advertise for free. Search for huacaya or suri, and stud males in Central Victoria, Victoria, NSW, Tasmania, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

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July, 2006

Welcome to the Alpacas For Sale website. You are probably here because we are offering free listing of your alpacas for sale. Obviously, running this website incurs expenses, and it is hoped that these expenses can be recovered by advertising and donations. So if you find this service useful please consider a donation, or if you wish to improve your stud's profile then contact us for our extremely inexpensive advertising rates.

I have read with much interest the discussion of line breeding on the AAA Forum. I think it's important to note that the purpose of any breeding program is to breed animals that are homogenous for certain desirable traits. The breeding coefficient mentioned is a measure of the percentage of genes in the offspring that are derived from the 'original'. As you approach 100% you can expect most of the genes to be derived from the 'original'. If the 'original' was homogenous, for a trait, then the offspring will also be homogenous, but if we started with an heterogenous animal, then we have one chance in four of getting the desirable trait to be homogenous. This is further complicated if we have multiple heterogenous genes. And if we have heterogenous genes on the same but opposite chromosome, then we need crossover to occur in order to get an homogenous offspring for both genes. If these genes are close together on the chromosome, then we are trying to select for a very small percentage of possible outcomes.
The importance of homogenous genes is in the predictability you get with regard to future offspring. Take a suri as a simple case. If one of the parents is an homogenous suri, then ALL the offspring will be suri. The suri is the result of a single gene, so breeding homogenous suris is a relatively simple matter. Where the trait being bred for involves several genes, then the desired result will be exponentially harder to achieve. I mean exponentially in the literal sense. If only one heterogenous chromosome is involved then you have a 25% chance of the desired genes being the ones caried. If you have 5 chromosomes involved (that contained heterogenous genes in the 'original') then only one in 1024 animals with a breeding coefficient approaching 100% will be homogenous for the desired trait(s). And if there were another 5 chromosomes containing undesirable recessive genes, then you would get one progeny in one million with the desired genetic makeup. Culling would allow you to remove some animals before the one million mark is reached, but consider how many animals you would need to devote to this sort of program BEFORE you start.

September, 2012 - History Information

September, 2008 - Google Maps update

December, 2007 - My first suri

July, 2007 - Alpaca Pedigree information

April, 2007 - Image uploads

August, 2006 - Alpaca Line breeding

July, 2006 - Alpacas For Sale Website launch

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