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In nature, females will usually begin breeding at 16 to 18 months of age. Most males are ready when they are 2 to 3 years old.

The female kneels down, called kushing, and looks back at the male frequently during breeding.

Males repeat a continual guttural sound, called orgling, during the approximately 20 minute breeding session.

Alpacas are induced ovulators, meaning they do not come into heat. This means they can ovulate and become pregnant anytime they are exposed. By controlling their breeding, the birthing season can easily be limited to the months suitable for the rancher's climate, often in the spring. This greatly facilitates ranchers vacation scheduling.