Articles | Volume 64, issue 1
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 157–165, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-64-157-2021
Arch. Anim. Breed., 64, 157–165, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-64-157-2021

Original study 05 May 2021

Original study | 05 May 2021

Analysis of the wool thickness and medullation characteristics based on sex and color in a herd of alpacas in Poland

Aurelia Radzik-Rant and Karolina Wiercińska

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In this work, alpaca wool thickness and medullation characteristics were analyzed based on the animals' sex and color. The wool of females was thinner and had a lower medullation percentage than for males. The share of non-medullated fibers in the area up to 30 µm was also greater in the wool of females than for males. Light wool was thinner and had a lower degree of medullation than dark wool. The discontinuous and continuous medullated light fibers were thinner than those of dark fibers.