There are two Alpaca types: Huacaya and Suri, which differ from each other in both their appearance and the characteristics of their fiber.



The Huancaya is the predominant species of Alpaca and its fine and voluminous fiber offers the widest variety of natural shades. The Huacaya has a harmonious build which give the impression of strength and grace. This animal constitutes approximately 90% of the Peruvian Alpaca population.


Suri is the less frequent of the Alpaca species. It has a beautiful, long, glossy and silky coat and its fiber in produced in fewer natural shades than the Huacayo, mostly beige and light browns. The Suri has a distinctive appearance due to its long, curly hair and this animal represents approximately 10% of the Peruvian Alpaca population.