The Alpaca Ranch at Cobb Creek Cabins
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We thank you for taking the time to read about The Alpaca Ranch at Cobb Creeks Cabins. And we look forward to hearing from you!
But the best part of all is our handcrafted, with love, alpaca-wares made exclusively for TARACCC by Irene Alexander (Mom) and Jimmy T.
Mom crochets and Jimmy weaves!
We shear our alpaca once a year in April. You can get anywhere from 4-10 plus lbs. of fleece per animal. Several of the "blankets", also know as the "saddle", will be hand skirted and entered in fleece shows. Then we take our treasured fleeces to the fiber mill and process them into some of the most beautiful yarns imaginable. In addition to the natural colors, we sometimes will blend or tweed or occasionally play with an organic dye process.
When shown, the judges look at conformation and fleece quality.
Normally 40/60 looking for uniformity in staple length, color, density and fineness. The alpacas are separated by gender, age and color class.
There are 22 natural colors of alpaca.
The Alpaca Fleece (or Fiber) is very luxurious and often compared to cashmere. In ancient times it was referred to as "Fiber of the Gods".
The alpaca fiber has short wicks which allow the air to circulate and also a hollow core which retains body heat. Therefore, cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, all while remaining light weight.
And it is hypo-allergenic.