The Suri is slightly smaller than the Huacaya and accounts for only about 10% of the herds. While the Huacayas are strong and robust animals, the Suri are slim and delicate. Suri Alpacas are distinguished in the camelid family by their unique fiber characters. The fiber grows parallel to the body while hanging in long, separate, distinctive locks. Its artistic style enhances the graceful appearance of the animal compared to the soft, wooly look of Huacaya Alpacas.
Suri fiber has a slick hand and softness with an exquisite luster and is specially suited for the manufacture of luxurious coats.