Alpaca Farmer Produces Christmas Gifts
KNUTSFORD, UNITED KINGDOM – DECEMBER 13: Alpaca farmer Khanikhah Guy poses with one of her Alpacas at her country farm on December 12, 2007, near the village of Pickmere, Knutsford, England. Alpacas are part of the camelids family and originate from the Andes. They are much sought after for their wool and coats which make high quality clothes and garments. Khanikhah’s products and animals have become popular with the affluent and celebrity set of Cheshire with Alpacas becoming the latest new designer pet and costing up to GBP 5000. Socks made from the wool are her top selling Christmas present from her Artemis Alpacas Farm Shop. Shearing of the animals wool is done annually by a skilled shearer who flies to the UK from New Zealand.
None of her animals are slaughtered for their fleeces and are only used after a natural death. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)