— The Openherd Team

DAFI Alpacas

First and Foremost in Maryland

Tilly and Kate Dorsey
15906 Trenton RdUpperco, MD 21155


We have found the following books about alpacas to be very useful and recommend them. Where possible, we have included links for your ordering convenience.

Caring for Llamas and Alpacas: A Health and Management Guide
By Claire Hoffman and Ingrid Asmus.
Link: Buy at amazon.com. 
    Llama and Alpaca Neonatal Care
Bradford B. Smith, Karen I. Timm, Patrick O. Long.
Link: Buy at amazon.com.
    Secrets of the Andean Alpaca: The Field Guide--Assessing Fiber Characteristics and Conformation
By Maggie Krieger, Saltspring Island Llamas & Alpacas.
    The Complete Alpaca Book
This book by Eric Hoffman contains the latest scientifically verifiable information on alpacas and is a "must" for every alpaca owner. Purchase directly from Bonny Doon Alpacas.
Link: http://www.bonnydoonalpacas.org/
    Spinning Llama and Alpaca
By Chris Switzer.