What a storm at Rosehaven in the Catskills this past friday on 3/2. Knocked power our for us till this morning. Really really cold!! The alpacas didn't care. they were fine. We were cold!! here is what it looked like that friday morning Country march 2 2018 rev
Cassandra had the cutest little boy from Lancaster’s Centaur. So Rob (keeping in the centaur tradition) named him Chiron. In Greek mythology Chiron was the wisest of all the centaurs. We don’t know about that – we just are happy he is here – and sooo cute!
Our first cria of 2017. A full accoyo - fawn male from Grace and Barbary. Looks just like mom!!
Look at the batts Holly was doing on the carder today!! wonderful colors! let us know if you are interested in them! we sell by 4 ounce or more batts. rainbow, mellow yellow, melon, pink spring colors!!
Prior to 1980, alpacas existed in the U.S., but those were confined mostly to zoological parks. The first known private importation of alpacas occurred in 1980 when Richard and Kay Patterson purchased a herd of ten animals from England. Dr. Ralph Uber purchased the herd from the Pattersons in 1982 and added additional alpaca purchased [...]
Once you've decided you want to become an owner of alpacas, what do you do next? There are a number of questions you need to ask yourself: Do you plan to raise your animals on your own land or agist (board) them on another farm? Temporarily or permanently? Do you want to specialize, i.e., Huacaya [...]
The alpaca is a member of the camelid family. It is native to the South American antiplano region of the Andes Mountains. It has only been since 1984 that alpacas have been raised in the United States. They are prized for their luxurious fiber and gentle personalities. Alpacas have become extremely attractive to those who [...]
Alpaca fiber is not as well known as is the wool from sheep and goats because alpacas have not been a global livestock animal for more than a couple of decades though they have been a domesticated animal in the Andes Mountains for over 5,000 years. Yet, as a fiber it has many qualities that [...]
Alpacas Who raises alpacas? Alpaca owners and breeders come from all walks of life. Many are doctors, financial advisors, educators, or cattle farmers, to name a few. Some raise alpacas as a full-time business, others commit part-time. From young families to empty-nesters, phased retirement to full-retirement, raising alpacas offers countless options for everyone. Why [...]