Alpaca Cria Coats

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Welcome to Cria Coats! 

Your alpacas will be cozy in even the coldest weather with a custom made coat.

Newborn to Adult sizes available
When To Coat Your Alpaca

  • What to consider: How cold are your winter months?  How much fiber does your alpaca produce?  Your alpacas age and weight?  Not all alpacas should be coated.  If you coat a normal healthy alpaca that really does not need it, you can run the risk of your alpaca sweating, and getting pneumonia. 
  • Consider coating an alpaca that may not produce enough fiber to stay warm, an older alpaca, a thin alpaca, and crias.  You will often see these alpacas shivering when it gets cold.  Shivering to stay warm uses more of your alpacas energy and takes away from what your alpaca needs to maintain weight.  
  • Consider coating a fresh shorn alpaca.  If your shearer needs to shear your herd before the weather has turned consistently warm, a coat will make the drop in night temperatures more comfortable.
  • Check with your veterinarian to see what they suggest.
  • By placing your hand between the alpaca and the coat to check body temperature will make sure they are not too warm. 
Medium Weight Coats:
Medium weight coats come with a traditional mid-weight thermal fleece that is rated at 200 wt.  These medium weight coats are traditionally used by breeders in climates that do not get the harsh cold winters and continual heavy snow. Breeders who are in those colder winter climates, but are coating an alpaca that may not require as much help staying warm as an older alpaca, thin alpaca, or cria.

Heavy Weight Coats:
Heavy weight coats come with relatively the same thickness as our traditional medium weight, however, is considered a "micro fiber" fleece and 95% windproof with a tighter knit fleece and is highly breathable.  This fleece would be used for alpacas that need the most help such as Alpacas that do not produce a lot of fleece, an older alpaca, a thin alpaca, and crias.
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