For the last 500 years, alpacas have been tended by the Quechua Indians who have been unaware of the modern advances in animal breeding based on the relatively new science of genetics. Today, alpaca breeders worldwide are unlocking the genetic treasure chest of the alpaca. Both the suri and huacaya breed of alpaca are being rediscovered and rapidly returned to their place at the pinnacle of fiber producing livestock. We, as breeders, are only beginning to understand the ultimate value of the alpaca.
The Ideal Alpaca Community is a group of breeders who believe in the ultimate potential of the alpaca. We are joined together by common principles and goals. Our collective purpose is to raise genetically superior alpacas that produce high volumes of fine fleece. We share a belief in the Ideal Alpaca Breed Standards, Ideal Alpaca Type, and the use of progeny-tested, impact sires we call Studmaster males. It is through the use of high quality males and their progeny that the genetic improvement of our individual herds will be assured.
We use the World Wide Web to reach our mutual goals, and keep our individual farms and ranches informed of our collective achievements. The Internet allows us a common market place for our alpaca herds. Each member of the Ideal Alpaca Community offers their clients the same opportunity to market their farms and alpacas through the Ideal Alpaca Community web site.
We believe that the combination of a science-based, breed improvement program and our Internet marketing strategy will give our members the maximum opportunity for success.