Tuesday, 5 April 2011

ABC Wednesday - Llama?

Llama or alpaca? Which of these camelids are they.  Do those ears have the curve of a llama, or are they straight like an alpaca?
Their legs are woolly but the fleece has been shorn, possibly  to make an Andean (or in this case a Cumbrian) hat or jumper.
Do they have the straight back of a llama or a curved back and high tail of an alpaca?
Yes I think they are alpaca as well. Dash it, I'll have to think of something else for ABC Wednesday.
What a about a little horse?
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14 comments:

EG Wow said...

Thanks! I have seen llamas here guarding sheep but I wasn't SURE they were llamas until I read this.

Sylvia K said...

I love them all regardless of their starting letter, it's still a great post for the L Day! Enjoy your week! May you enjoy lots of love and laughter!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Rajesh said...

Very interesting post and great shots.

Roger Owen Green said...

I've been told alpacas are nicer than llamas, FWIW.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

I love their faces. Its interesting how llamas are so hardy and protective. Good post.

Jane and Chris said...

I once saw a llama running down the road, it had escaped from it's sheep watching duties...it was closely followed by two people chasing it down....too funny!
Jane x

Leslie: said...

There are several llama farms around here and we can buy llama fur slippers - nice & cosy! Love your photos.

Leslie
abcw team

mrsnesbitt said...

Hmmmmmm I must say I quite fancy looking into keeping one - or a couple???? What's the ideal?

Ms. Burrito said...

I LIKE your L, so pretty..

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Tumblewords: said...

Laughing. A little horse or an alpaca - either one works for me! Love the pics.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful and LOVELY choice for L.

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Paula Scott said...

: ) made me smile!! Love them both-alpacas and llamas. Although I would not own either!
Great post!

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

What a lovely whimsical post and now I know the difference between alpacas and llamas! Great shots too!
Thanks,
Meryl
http://departingthetext.blogspot.com

ChrisJ said...

Glad to know that they are two different species. I was in Peru recently and bout a small mat for a little friend which was made of alpaca wool and the seller said an alpaca is a small llama -- in one sense he was right in trying to explain the difference to me(he was Peruvian) but I took it to mean an alpaca ia a baby llama. However, I am told that the alpaca's wool is softer than a llamas.