Alpaca Potpourri

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Introducing a Silver Centaur cria!!

This handsome little boy was born wednesday and joins the grey female we had this past weekend. Centaur strikes again. Carrying on Alan and Hernan's fine alpaca tradition. Centaur is one of the most under rated grey males in the country! though one of his progeny won Nationals this past year. Welcome to this little [...]

By | 2018-06-22T13:56:47+00:00 June 22nd, 2018||Comments Off on Introducing a Silver Centaur cria!!

Silver Dawn’s 2018 female cria!

Born on Fathers day 2018. (happy fathers day Midnight sun!! first time daddy). And Silver dawn (who was a blue ribbon winner at Nationals a couple of years ago) - first time mom - gave birth to a lovely silver grey girl. Great first time mom! girl was a 20.8 pound baby! in a year [...]

By | 2018-06-17T18:59:09+00:00 June 17th, 2018||Comments Off on Silver Dawn’s 2018 female cria!

Snowstorm on Friday 3/2 at Rosehaven

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

By | 2018-05-21T18:48:04+00:00 March 6th, 2018||Comments Off on Snowstorm on Friday 3/2 at Rosehaven

First Grey Cria – this season!!

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!

By | 2017-06-17T18:28:24+00:00 June 17th, 2017||Comments Off on First Grey Cria – this season!!

History of AOBA and alpacas in the United States

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-29T20:49:00+00:00 August 20th, 2015||Comments Off on History of AOBA and alpacas in the United States

How to get Started in the Alpaca Business

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-29T20:49:00+00:00 August 20th, 2015||Comments Off on How to get Started in the Alpaca Business

History of the Alpaca

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-29T20:49:01+00:00 August 20th, 2015||Comments Off on History of the Alpaca

Introduction to Alpaca Fiber

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 [...]

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