The Ideal Alpaca Community
The Ideal Alpaca Community is a group of breeders who believe
in the ultimate potential of the alpaca. We are joined together
by common principles and goals. Our collective purpose is to
raise genetically superior alpacas that produce high volumes
of fine fleece. We have chosen the Internet as the communication
medium we will use to reach our mutual goals, keeping our individual
farms and ranches informed of our collective achievements.
We all share a belief in the Ideal Alpaca Breed Standards, Ideal
Alpaca Type, and the use of progeny-tested, impact sires we call
Studmaster(tm) males. It is through the use of high quality males
and their progeny that the genetic improvement of our individual
herds will be assured.
The Internet allows us a common market place for our alpaca
herds. Each member of the Ideal Alpaca Community offers their
clients the same opportunity to market their farms and alpacas
through our community based web site, www.IdealAlpaca.com. We
believe that the combination of a science-based breed improvement
program and our Internet marketing strategy will give our members
the maximum opportunity for success.
Our members believe that the following principals are important
to the success of their individual herds.
- Breed standards are an integral part of defining elite
- Each breeder should have a clear view of the Ideal Alpaca
- The alpacas' primary purpose is as a fleece animal. The
ultimate value of the breed is based on the inherent genetic
the alpaca to produce a fine, luxurious fleece for use in
high fashion garments.
- By improving the alpaca to their full genetic potential
and making them a more productive fiber-bearing animal, the
will be more valuable to their shepherds and be better cared
for over time.
- A thorough knowledge of bloodlines, classic livestock
breeding theory, and an understanding of genetic selection
are prerequisites of success in the alpaca market.
- The transparent recording of careful fleece measurements
is the key to identifying genetically superior breeding stock.
- Showing alpacas in halter classes and promoting the results
leads to credibility and sales in the alpaca community. Showing
the progeny of our Studmaster(tm) males will create sales
opportunities for each of the Ideal Alpaca community members.
- Alpaca herds must be managed efficiently and consistently
to produce maximum profit.
The ideal alpaca community recognizes the power of the Internet
in the marketing of alpacas. Each member realizes the value of
educating their clients and doing their level best to see that
the people who buy their alpacas will have the information necessary
to succeed in the alpaca business. By providing our customers
with the opportunity to join the Ideal Alpaca Community, we believe
that they will have the tools they need to prosper in the alpaca
market long term.
The Importance of Community
The Internet and this website allow each of the members to profit
from our fellow breeder's knowledge and success in the alpaca
business. Each breeder member is intent on the success of fellow
community participants. This can manifest in many ways:
- The members share genetics through the common ownership
of males and the availability of breeding stock from community
- The sharing of knowledge through the website's chat room,
educational seminars, and promotional events.
- The belief in, and sharing of, common ideas of alpaca
excellence which will lead to the creation of an ideal breed
which will be recognized by the marketplace as superior.
- The collective promotion of members' farms and alpacas.The
ideal alpaca network is a collective effort that is intended
to create the maximum opportunity for profitable farms and
elite herds for the individual members.