Welcome to the Vicuna Alpaca Registry
The Vicuna is one of two non-domesticated camelids, the other being the guanaco. The attribute that makes the Vicuna so unique is their amazing fiber. The very soft and small diameter fiber (around 12 microns) is said to be the finest animal fiber in the world. The Vicuna Alpaca Registry's mission is to improve the genetics and economic stability of the Vicuna and Alpaca blood lines and products through registration, research, and diligence in North America.
What is a Pacuna®? A Pacuna is the result of crossing an Aplaca with a Vicuna. The alpaca has fine fiber but the Vicuna fiber is second to none. The Vicuna is basically a wild animal that produces very small amounts of fiber whereas the alpaca is very domesticated and does very well in captivity producing larger amounts of fiber. So the Pacuna® is the perfect result. The fiber is very fine with diameters in the 12 to 14 micron range. The yields are about four times what one would harvest from the Vicuna.
Would you like to be part of our project? The Pursuit of Fineness that stays Fine! With Ultra Fine Low Micron fleeces, second only to the Pure vicuna. Click here for more info
Want to learn more about Alpaca, Vicuna, and Pacuna®? Check out our Journal.
Look at some photos of our American herd here.