Alpaca produce a natural fiber that is light or heavy in weight, depending on how it is spun. Alpaca fiber is a soft, durable and luxurious natural fiber. It is similar to sheep's wool, but warmer and has no lanolin whch makes it hypoallergenic. Alpaca is naturally water-repelllent and difficult to ignite.
With 160 acres nestled in the foothills of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Paul Ranch Montana is a privately owned ranch in northern Montana. Located on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, the Ranch is 4 miles north of Babb, Montana, on US Highway 89,
Originally from the Andes mountains. Alpacas are becoming more popular in the United States for their soft fiber, which is used to make blankets, sweaters, gloves, scarves and other knitted or woven items. Known for its durability and environmental sustainability, alpaca fiber is used to create ultra-warm and eco-friendly attire.
Alpacas are right at home in our northern climate. They have been bred in South America for thousands of years. Vicuñas (a smaller version) were first domesticated and bred into alpacas by the ancient tribes of the Andean highlands of Peru, Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.
Larger than the alpacas, a guard llama is used to protect the herd from predators.
Rugged and majestic, Chief Mountain was named by the Blackfeet Indians.