Efficient North American Male Breeding Management
The best resource has it been found is to study through behaviour for example the wild guanacos and vicunas. It is an excellent and valuable resource to extrapolate in using it for maximizing breeding efficiency while safely managing North American alpaca males. In South America you find that a territorial male will make himself the sentry and guards a grazing area where his breeding females are and at the same time repel all lesser males with genes that are literally banished from the gene pool.
Looking at free range vicunas and guanacos as in all animals in the wild only the aggressive, agile and strong are allowed to breed.bacelor herd in other words young males of various age groups always keep a watchful eye on a territorial male for signs of faltering as the next generations territorial male is within that bachelor group. It is true that alpacas are much more subdued but keep in mind that basic instinct always persist. Where a territorial male is aggressive the bachelor herd is non aggressive.
To create a bachelor herd on ranch is advantageous for a breeder or alpaca manager and out of sight of females then territorial aggressiveness is avoided when a male is allowed to breed and a manager discourage the male to establish his own territory. The male must breed on neutral ground and after his work is done be returned to his herd.
This is an excellent technique with no male having the opportunity to establish his own harem. Using this technique breeding is managed effectively and accessing the breeding from the performance of individual males and it is also the only sure way to establish a conception and delivery date from the female. The only prerequisite is having three separate camps. One for the females, one for the bachelor and the neutral breeding camp.