|Blue eyed white (BEW) alpacas remain one of the
most controversial subjects in the alpaca industry. Those who
don't own any, rarely understand the facts about them. Those who
own them, generally, don't have a problem and often
refer to them as their favorite alpacas or a favorite of farm
BEW's come from the breeding of two animals that
each carry the white spot gene and the BEW allele variant of
that gene. White-spot genes are found in white faced, tuxedo,
white legs, pinto or virtually any alpaca with as little as a
few white hairs as well as grey alpacas. That is a
whole lot of animals!
The pairing of two alpacas with white or grey markings bring
a one in four (1-4) chance of a BEW birth. However, the mating
of one of these animals with a solid colored animal, should
not get a BEW cria. Selective breeding is something all farms
After researching all
we could find on the subject, we will not hesitate to breed them and
stand by their cria.
We remain very excited about what these girls can
produce. If you are interested in an open, honest discussion on BEW alpacas, let's talk. This may be your opportunity to increase
your herd size and establish black, grey and rose grey genetics
for a very reasonable price!
We have sold 4 BEW's and our
clients have been delighted with their black and grey offspring.
BEW's can be very profitable!