Lazy Acre Alpacas, located in Bloomfield, New York is a family run farm that started in 2000. With a herd of more than 60 huacaya alpacas, Lazy Acres is the largest alpaca farm in the Finger Lakes region. As part of our family fun and kids’ activities, Lazy Acre Alpacas will be joining our festival! Stop by their booth to meet Carhartt, their famous male alpaca, and to browse some of their summer products including running and hiking socks.
WHAT IS AN ALPACA?
Alpacas are camelids, cousins to camels, llamas, guanacos, and vicunas. Alpacas are about one third the size of llamas and have proportionally smaller ears and snouts than their llama cousins. There are two different kinds of alpacas. The suri alpaca is the very rare alpaca and has very long, fine, dreadlock-type fiber. The huacaya alpaca is the second type of alpaca and is the more common of the two. The huacaya alpaca has thick, dense, crimpy fiber and resembles a teddy bear when in full coat.
WHAT IS A HUACAYA ALPACA?
The huacaya alpaca is characterized by a fiber that is dense, crimped, and woolly. This abundant coverage gives the huacaya a soft and huggable look and explains the overwhelming popularity the huacaya enjoys worldwide. The huacaya is a hardy and healthy animal that produces a fine and highly-prized fiber. The new and burgeoning alpaca fiber movement will be literally built on the backs of these plush and puffy little “teddy bears.” Alpacas are native to South America, in the high Andes Mountain countries of Peru, Chile, and Bolivia. They were introduced into the U.S. in 1984.
Lazy Acre Alpaca and Carhartt will be around all weekend long. To see all of the kids’ activities at the festival, click here.