Llama

Alpaca

Ears Large banana shaped Small ‘spear’ shaped
Back Strait Rounded
Tail carriage High and cocked Low and held against body
Height Approximately 2m Approximately 1.4m
Weight 160-200kg 50-70kg
Uses Carry packs
Pull cart
Elite fleece
Showing
Pet
Livestock guardian
Elite fleece
Showing
Pet
Livestock guardian
Temperament Gentle
Inquisitive
Easy to handle
Laid-back attitude
Gentle
Inquisitive
Easy to handle
More cautious
Fleece Little or no face wool
Quality llamas have leg wool
Double coated
Has guard hair
Quality alpacas have face wool
Quality alpacas have leg wool
Single coated
Less guard hair
 Preferred colour Any colour and any pattern Solid colours preferred