Alpaca Term (A)


 Aggregate breeding value: Also sometimes called net merit, this is the breeding value of an animal for a combination of traits.

Agistment: An arrangement in which alpaca owners board animals at a location other than their own property.

Agalactia: Absence of milk in dams.

Agouti: Sometimes also called the wild or natural color gene, this is vicuna color in alpacas.

Allele: An alternative form of a gene.

Altiplano: located around Lake Titicaca. This is the high plateau area of southern Peru and northwestern Bolivia. The natural habitat of alpacas.

Artificial insemination: Semen is collected from stud males and inserted fresh or frozen into females.

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