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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-VicuñaTrait
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
Bib Color
White
White to similar to blanket color
White to similar to blanket color
White to similar to blanket color
White to similar to blanket color
White to similar to blanket color
White to similar to blanket color
Bib Length
Much Longer than fleece
Longer than fleece
Longer than fleece
Longer than fleece
Longer than fleece
Same or longer than fleece
Same or longer than fleece
Leg Wool
Very short
Very short
Medium to very short
Heavy to very short
Heavy to Very short
Heavy to very short
Heavy to very short
Disposition
Wild
Tame to Slightly wild
Tame to Slightly wild
Tame to Slightly wild
Tame to Slightly wild
Tame
Tame
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