How Much Does an Alpaca Cost?

Alpacas, related to the llama, are social herd animals and look like a sheep that has been domesticated for thousands of years.  They are half the size of a llama and are known for its docile temperament.    The alpaca is more popular for its wool than it is for its meat, and while the meat is edible, the wool is usually the reason people buy an alpaca.

Alpacas by Aldon, on Flickr
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How much does an alpaca cost?

Type of AlpacaAverage Price
Male as pet$200 to $500
Breeding female older than 2 years$2,000 to $10,000+
Younger female$2,000 to $15,000+
Stud quality males$2,000 to $30,000+
Fiber or geldings$250 to $800
Non-breeding males with okay fiber$400 to $1,000

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