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Why male and female alpacas must be kept separately

Geldings aren’t always good guys - Why you should keep male and female alpacas separate

Every alpaca owner will eventually be asked if male and female alpacas can be kept together. It’s my opinion that your answer should always be “no,” even if the male is gelded – and here are the reasons why.

Let’s start with reproductive anatomy. Many new owners will counter that geldings and wethers are kept with females in other livestock species like horses, sheep, and goats. What needs to be understood, however, is that llamas and alpacas breed like no other traditional livestock.

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