|1. Body weight||2|
2. Body condition
|4. Body proportions||2|
|5. Pulse or bloodflow||2|
|7. Skin temperature||2|
|8. Age by dentition||2|
|9. Scrotum and testicles (palpation)||2|
In order to weigh alpacas they will need to be walked through the race and into the crush. Routine weighing is generally done to:
- monitor growth rates
- match nutrition required with nutrition supplied
- provide data for analysis and planning.
Crias (newborn to 6 months) can be weighed using a cria cradle (sling and fish scales).