Whether your farm is large or small, buying an alpaca is a big investment. It makes no difference if you buy at an auction, a pen sale, over the internet or directly from the farm, doing your homework ahead of time is essential. Today the internet makes it easier to carry out your research.  What should you be looking for in your search? As with other livestock, bloodlines are important. Knowing which lines are known to be healthy, reproductively sound, and have the fiber qualities