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Paco-Vicuña Trait Vicuña Comparison Only Premier Plus Premier  Classic Plus Classic Standard Plus Standard
Type Number (Vicuña) Type #1 Type #2 Type # 3 Type #4 Type #5 Type #6
Head Shape Vicuña type Vicuña type, with some variation Vicuña type, with some variation Thicker alpaca type to vicuña type Thicker alpaca type to vicuña type Thicker alpaca type to vicuña type Thicker alpaca type
Eyes Protruding Protruding Protruding Protruding to normal alpaca Protruding to normal alpaca Normal alpaca Normal alpaca
Body Conformation Back-line slopes down to withers. Some natural cow-hock. Back-line slopes down to withers. Some natural cow-hock. Back-line slopes down to withers. Some level back-lines. Some natural cow-hock. Back-line slopes down to withers. Some level back-lines. Some natural cow-hock. Back-line slopes down to withers. Some level back-lines. Some natural cow-hock. Back-line slopes down to withers. Some level back-lines. Some natural cow-hock. Back-line slopes down to withers. Some level back-lines. Some natural cow-hock.
Body Size Smaller (90-110 Lbs.) Normal alpaca to smaller Normal alpaca to smaller Normal alpaca to smaller Normal alpaca to smaller Normal alpaca to smaller Normal alpaca to smaller
Fine bone structure of legs. Fine boned Fine boned to heavy boned Fine boned to heavy boned Fine boned to heavy boned Fine boned to heavy boned Fine boned to heavy boned Fine boned to heavy boned
Fiber fineness 8-13 micron 12-18 micron 13-20 micron 16-23 micron 16-23 micron 18-23 micron 20-26 micron
Guard Hair Present Present Present Present to none Present to none Present to none Present to none
Fiber Growth minimum 3.5" Shear every 3-4 years Shear every 2-3 years Shear every 2-3 years Shear every 1-2 years Shear every 1-2 years Shear every year Shear every year
Fiber Color Main Body Vicuña color Light vicuña color to dark vicuña color, a few white to black animals Light vicuña color to dark vicuña color, a few white to black animals Light vicuña color to dark vicuña color, a few white to black animals Light vicuña color to dark vicuña color, a few white to black animals Light vicuña color to dark vicuna color, a few white to black animals Vicuña colors to Alpaca colors
Bib Color White White to similar to blanket color White to similar to blanket color White to similar to blanket color White to similar to blanket color White to similar to blanket color White to similar to blanket color
Bib Length Much Longer than fleece Longer than fleece Longer than fleece Longer than fleece Longer than fleece Same or longer than fleece Same or longer than fleece
Leg Wool Very short Very short Medium to very short Heavy to very short Heavy to Very short Heavy to very short Heavy to very short
Disposition Wild Tame to Slightly wild Tame to Slightly wild Tame to Slightly wild Tame to Slightly wild Tame Tame
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