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Urist likes alpacas for their long necks.

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Tamed Attributes
Pet value 200

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 7,000 cm3
Mid: 35,000 cm3
Max: 70,000 cm3

Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

Food items

Meat 12
Fat 12
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 16
Skull 1
Skin Raw hide
Wool 7

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.
Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A large domestic animal with a long neck. It has been bred for its valuable hair.

Alpacas are common domestic livestock available to dwarf and human civilizations. They can be sheared once every 300 days to yield wool, which can be used to make low-value cloth. In addition to the standard meat industry products, alpacas also supply wool when butchered. Alpaca wool is equivalent in value to the wool of all other shearable creatures.

As grazers, alpacas require a moderately-sized pasture to survive; however they eat far less grass than cattle, and make an excellent base animal for combined meat, cheese, and cloth industries. Female alpacas can be milked, and that milk can then be cooked or made into cheese.

Some dwarves like alpacas for their long necks, their jutting teeth, their wool, and their resemblance to a miniature llama.

Admired for their long necks.

In real life[edit]

In real life, alpacas are bred and kept for their highly valuable wool, which is prized for its softness and color. It is commonly referred to as "The fiber of the Gods" due to its silk-like feeling.