Alpaka Paradies

Appaloosa – Enjoy the difference!

The most people recognize the word “ Appaloosa “ from Horsebreeding. But it is also used in the Alpacabreeding.
It’s typical that the dots/spots are spread all over the body in darker colours than their normal fur has.

Some breeders still believe that Appaloosa- Alpacas aren’t good enough for breeding becauser only the true colours ( fawn, white, black, etc. ) are the best ones. It goes that far, that some breeders say that there is a mistake with the genes.

These wonderful animals talk against this, because they also have amazing fiber value, if they have a correct body building , just like their one-coloured siblings. They only have their own rare colourgenetic which is hereditable.

There are still less Appaloosas than normal Aplacas but the popularity is going up.

We gave them 100 points and took them into our breeding. See yourself:


The responsibility for the typical colourpattern is the so-called Leopard-Appaloosa-Gene. (Lp-gene) 


There are so many spots that they go into each other and their normal fur colour can’t come through that much.


The Harlekin Grey is also a carrier of the Lp-gene, but with one dark gene. It changes its colour, which is, when they are a baby, light fawn or beige. It looks like a Leopard-Appaloosa and then turns grey.

Pintaloosa – The Fancyappis

The original fur colour of the Pintaloosas is white.
Lots of dark dots are on the blanket-region.

The larger colourspots are usually placed on their head and legs.
Pintaloosas don’t have the same gene like the Leopard-Appaloosas.