Curious creatures

Curious creatures

Ranchers raise 70 alpacas prized for their fleece
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Young alpacas approach Susan Kacsh at Pleasant Journey Alpacas, the ranch Kacsch and her husband, Glenn, operate south of Breen. The Kacshes oversee a herd of 70 alpacas.
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Susan Kacsh holds a young alpaca. The Kacshes are among a growing number of alpaca breeders in the country. The Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association has more than 3,500 members, and there are more than 170,000 alpacas in the U.S.
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Alpaca fleece is soft, three times warmer than wool and doesn’t cause allergies.
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“Alpaca are very gentle, timid and curious,” says Susan Kacsh. “Some like to be petted, but most don’t.”
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Susan Kacsh holds a young Alpaca in a pen at her and her husband Glenn Kacsh's Pleasant Journey Alpacas outside of Hesperus. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/DurangoHerald
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Alpacas at Pleasant Journey Alpacas. Owners Susan and Glenn Kacsh keep over 70 Alpacas on their ranch. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/DurangoHerald
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Susan Kacsh holds a young Alpaca in a pen at her and her husband Glenn Kacsh's Pleasant Journey Alpacas outside of Hesperus. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/DurangoHerald
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Young Alpacas approach Susan Kacsh in a pen at her and her husband Glenn Kacsh's Pleasant Journey Alpacas ranch which will be open to the public for National Alpacas Farm Days. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/DurangoHerald
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Susan Kacsh runs her fingers through sheered Alpaca fleece at her and her husband Glenn Kacsh's Pleasant Journey Alpacas outside of Hesperus. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/DurangoHerald
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Susan Kacsh holds a young Alpaca in a pen at her and her husband Glenn Kacsh's Pleasant Journey Alpacas outside of Hesperus that will be open to the public for National Alpacas Farm Days. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/DurangoHerald
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Alpacas approach a visitor at Pleasant Journey Alpacas. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/DurangoHerald
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Bella, a guard llama studies a visitor as Alpacas feed in the background at Susan and Glenn Kacsh's Pleasant Journey Alpacas outside of Hesperus. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/DurangoHerald
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Susan Kacsh reflected in a mirror as she looks over Alpaca fleece items for sale at her and her husband Glenn Kacsh's Pleasant Journey Alpacas. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/DurangoHerald
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Ahead of National Alpacas Farm Days, Susan Kacsh holds a young Alpaca in a pen at her and her husband Glenn Kacsh's Pleasant Journey Alpaca. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/DurangoHerald
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Young Alpacas approach Susan Kacsh in a pen at her and her husband Glenn Kacsh's Pleasant Journey Alpacas outside of Hesperus. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/DurangoHerald
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Susan Kacsh runs her fingers through sheered Alpaca fleece at her and her husband Glenn Kacsh's Pleasant Journey Alpacas. Photo by SHAUN STANLEY/DurangoHerald
If you go

Pleasant Journey Alpacas will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to introduce visitors to the gentle, curious animals. The ranch is at 4128 County Road 129 south of Breen.

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