Cumbria Driving Directions: Approx 15 Minutes from Junction 37 on M6 motorway. Go through Sedbergh appro 1.5 miles, heading for Kirkby Stephen. Cross River Rawthey and climb hill. We are on right, halfway up hill
****WhyNot Alpacas, only a small selection of whose animals are listed in the For Sale section of this website, in fact have a WIDE VARIETY OF ALPACAS FOR SALE, including alpacas of both sexes in varying ages and colours.
****We are always happy to put together a package of animals to meet each individual customer's wishes; and are confident that we shall be able to fit you up with just the alpacas to suit your particular taste/needs****
****Quotes from Satisfied Customers who have bought animals or Knitwear from WhyNot Alpacas (**See our website www.whynotalpacas.co.uk for more):
“Boys are great – ever charming, & we can’t believe how little trouble they are. Seems every time I look out of the window they’re having their photos taken by people in shorts.”
“You would not believe how well they have settled-it is as if they were meant to live in our copse. We are completely, utterly and absolutely in love. Bliss!”
"Just to say the pullover is super. Wear it all the time."
****WhyNot Alpacas is an expanding, family-run herd, established in 2000. All our animals for sale are hardy and well-handled; and all youngstock are halter-trained.
****The ever-improving quality of our herd has been demonstrated at Shows over the years.
****As a part of our service, we are always happy to offer comprehensive after-sales back-up where needed; and some hands-on experience for first-time owners, at Ghyllas, if required.
Deals available on packages of three or more animals.
1. Because we firmly believe that, especially in the North of England, it is not beneficial to cover a young female before she has had proper time to mature, it will be found that our home-bred girls have all been given plenty of time to grow up, rather than being covered in adolesence. We hope that they are going to be breeding for many years; and our policy is based upon not spoiling the sheep for a ha'porth of tar (or the extra six months). We hold that waiting to start them on a Spring-birthing cycle can do nothing but good, to both them and their owners.
2. This year (2019), as in previous years ever since its inauguration, we enjoyed a very successful two days at Cockermouth's Woolfest, with huge interest from the visiting Public from all over the World. As usual, we took along a selection of both our delightful home-bred Alpacas and our home-grown Alpaca products. Once again we met/re-met/made many friends ~ both old and new, all drawn irresistibly to our pen by the magnetic charm of our wonderful Alpacas. If you have not attended this superb Craft Fair before, be sure to come along in 2020. See You There!
3. As always, we and a team of the ever-popular Alpacas will be attending as many Farmers' Markets as we can manage in the attractive village of Orton, near Appleby in Cumbria. This well-established and splendidly stocked market is held on the second Saturday of each month.
DON'T MISS LOOKING US UP AT THESE ALWAYS WELL ATTENDED EVENTS
****WE HAVE MANY WONDERFUL CRIA, BOTH MALE AND FEMALE AND IN A VARIETY OF COLOURS, WHICH, WITH THEIR MOTHERS, ARE WELL WORTH A VIEW FOR ANYONE LOOKING TO START OR ADD TO THEIR HERD. EXCELLENT TERMS AVAILABLE ON PACKAGES****.
****WhyNot GIVE US A RING TO ARRANGE A FARM VISIT TO ENABLE YOU TO SEE FOR YOURSELF WHAT WE DO AND THE CHARMING ANIMALS WE HAVE? (Tel:015396 21246 or Mobile 07812 158641)***
****ALPACA KNITWEAR: On-farm and On-line SHOP now in operation with a selection of products made from our own, home-grown fleece, as well as a wide variety of Alpaca socks.
**** T B TESTING : Although Alpacas are not officially governed by a regular TB Testing regime, WhyNot Alpacas are, as at 4th September 2019, within a 48 month cattle testing area . If desired, TB testing of animals can be arranged at Purchaser's expense ****
Services Offered by this Breeder
Yes Agisting Services always available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for Terms
Yes WhyNot Alpacas offer Stud Services by a selection of nice Boys. Immense trouble and care is taken with matings; and our females are acknowledged to achieve an exceptionally high conception rate
Yes We pride ourselves on the quality of the back-up and support we provide to those who have purchased animals from us; and will be happy to refer genuine applicants to satisfied customers for references
Runs Husbandry Courses:
Sells alpaca yarn/knitwear:
Yes Our own Alpaca yarn always available (2ply and DK). Colour samples on request.
Also wonderfully soft Baby Blankets, Scarves, Gloves, Fingerless Mits, Hats etc. See our website www.whynotalpacas.co.uk or Apply on 01539 621246 for our Product Brochure
Alpaca fleeces for sale:
Yes Raw fleeces (both Baby/cria and otherwise) generally available in a wide variety of colours.
Please refer questions/requests to Caroline on 01539 621246