Based in North Yorkshire, we have within our herd, multi-championship and show winning bloodlines in demand throughout the UK and Europe. Careful genetic selection through performance and pedigree has ensured alpacas with elite fleece characteristics and correct conformation. Our reputation has been built on fine and valuable fleece and we are proud to offer breeders a fine stable of herd-sires, bred to improve upon future generations and including the legendary EPCambridge Top Account of Fowberry (72 progeny championships incl. 12 Supremes).
We also offer popular and regular introductory and advanced alpaca courses in our purpose-built training centre (course dates always up on our website); business/farm planning; alpaca-buying advice; on-line shop stocked with Fowberry alpacas? knitwear, garments and gifts, as well as committed and on-going support for new owners.
Our experience can help you succeed too!
Fowberry Alpacas ? where the future is fine.
Below, photo of Keiko (2007 Best Fawn Fleece at The Royal Show. Cameron Holt) at four hours old and Mum, Hazel.
Latest News Last Updated: 15th of March 2016:
We are delighted to offer you a selection of Fowberry alpacas for sale this spring. We have had the female lines of all the female alpacas we offer for a decade, going back generations. We only ever put forward for sale, predictable, proven quality genetics to enhance your herd. Our aim is for your Fowberry alpaca to be successful for your herd and we offer any assistance you may need, whenever you need it. Come and visit the Fowberry herd, see how balanced, happy and predictable they are; see how this care is reflected in the quality of fleeces and general health. Look at the weight and health record and shorn fleece of any female or male from birth onwards, along with its sire, dam, siblings, aunties and uncles. http://www.fowberry-alpacas.com/for_sale
Yorkshire Alpaca Show - October
Although we were unable to attend the Yorkshire Alpaca Show this year, we are grateful that our friends and clients did, which resulted in four Champions, one Reserve Champion, six First places, one 2nd, one 3rd and one 4th for the Fowberry herd sires. Many congratulations all round!
A herd sire whose black progeny has always excelled in the show ring is WD Miguel of Fowberry - this time with one Champion, one Reserve Champion, two Firsts and one Second. Our thanks go to Carlshead Alpacas - represented sires: EPC Top Account of Fowberry and Fowberry Inca Prince; Moss Carr Lodge Alpacas - Ninbella Harrison and Fowberry Lucien; Nero Black Alpacas - WD Miguel; Cherry Hope Alpacas - WD Miguel and Hawthorn Alpacas - EPC Top Account of Fowberry.
FOWBERRY ALPACAS at the BRITISH ALPACA FUTURITY
On Saturday evening, we were stunned and excited to learn that EPC Top Account of Fowberry received the top award at the British Alpaca Futurity - the Huacaya Herd Sire Champion 2012 after a two day show at the superb new venue of the NEC Birmingham (442 alpacas). His progeny won points for him by winning classes:- Fowberry Nobility - Fawn Male Champion of 40 fawn males; Fowberry Paloma - White Female Champion of 53 white females and Judges Choice (equivalent to Supreme Champion); Fowberry Prodigy - Beige Male Champion of 21 beige males; and Fowberry Morgan - Reserve Champion Beige Male and now owned by Winterhead Alpacas of Snowdonia. There are so many thank-yous due to all our friends who brought their own Top Account progeny, including Matt and Cathy of EP Cambridge, and particularly Barbara and Paul of Beckbrow Alpacas - if they had not taken the lovely Beckbrow Rumour Has It (2nd Place Junior White Female, Beckbrow Explorer's half sister, same dam), then Top Account would have just lost out in the points total to another herdsire as it was extremely close. Most particularly we were honoured by the magnificent support of our fellow breeders and friends, particularly here in the North - thanks to Nero Black Alpacas with two superb black offspring of WD Miguel of Fowberry, 2nd and 3rd in big classes and also Moss Carr Lodge Alpacas and Cherry Hope Alpacas.
Services Offered by this Breeder
Yes Females agisted for ten weeks in stud fee price. Thereafter £8 plus VAT per week. Visiting females have their own post and rail paddock with a shelter and are as carefully looked after as our own alpacas. Cria are weighed every week. We have an enviable record of on-farm pregnancies.
Yes STUD SERVICE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Fowberry Alpacas will endeavour to provide the very best care for your alpacas visiting our stud males. Housed in their own post and rail paddock with a run-in shelter, your females with have a quiet, relaxed environment, conducive to conceiving. The layout of the visiting females paddocks ensures no contact with any other alpaca. Any routine husbandry will be undertaken and a comprehensive handover report, documenting each time your female is handled, will be supplied on departure.
The stud service fee includes ten weeks livery and a certificate of pregnancy using ultra-sound scanning system. All veterinary costs will be met by the owner, whom we shall inform immediately, should any health problems arise. All fees are payable prior to alpacas returning home. Alpacas staying over ten weeks are charged at £8 plus VAT per week.
We do insist that all visiting females be healthy and in the correct condition for conceiving; they must be wormed six days before arrival and be fully up to date with Clostridial vaccinations. Minimal fleece growth is recommended and preferred.
Fowberry Alpacas guarantee a live cria on the ground (24 hrs) or a free return to service.
All alpacas kept at Fowberry are entirely at their owners' risk, so fully insuring each animal is advised.
In the unlikely event that your female leaves Fowberry after ten weeks not pregnant, only agistment charges will apply.
Yes Alpaca sales, backup and support includes:
All alpacas inoculated, wormed and micro-chipped.
All alpacas registered with British Alpaca Society.
Fully documented pedigree, health and fleece history of each animal.
Written resume of individual alpacas character, including breeding behaviour.
Alpaca care - husbandry and birthing notes with each sale. This includes our tips on optimising conception success for females.
All females are scanned pregnant by our own ultrasound scanning service.
Live-birth guarantee (24 hours) or a free return to service.
Discounted stud fees to returning females.
Delivery free within 150 miles.
COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT, because we care about each one of our alpacas, we remain committed to offering enduring support and help to our clients when/if required.
Runs Husbandry Courses:
Yes Free tuition until you feel confident with husbandry tasks and handling your newly purchased alpacas. We understand that it can feel daunting having the responsibility of your first alpacas and we aim to spend lots of time helping purchasers to feel relaxed around ours/their alpacas.
Informative and popular courses held six times a year. Often over-subscribed, so book early: www.fowberry-alpacas.com/alpaca_courses
Details of Importing:
Details of Importing:
Sells alpaca yarn/knitwear:
Yes A full range of knitwear is available on the Fowberry Alpacas website, (www.fowberry-alpacas.com/alpaca_knitwear) from jackets, to ponchos and scarves to hats; all made using Fowberry Alpaca's undyed yarn in the natural colours of the herd. We also offer knitted articles from individual 'named' herd members. Many associated items for sale, including, Knitting Kits, Alpaca Hot Hands, Bird Nesting Packs, Fly Tying Kits and much more.
The clip is now for sale in labelled, 100g balls pulling from the middle, 4-ply yarn, approx. 336 metres - £11.00 each, including VAT. Knitting needle size - 3 to 3 ½ mm. Available in the five natural colours of the Fowberry herd: Shiny Jet Black, White, Light Fawn, Milk Chocolate Brown and Pinky Fawn. Limited quantities of 'named' alpaca yarn: Inca - Aran weight - conker coloured. Giselle and Heidi, full sisters - Double Knit, grey. Hazel, 2-ply, fawn and Iquita 4-ply, white.
October 2005 - Experienced handknitters comments: "this yarn is wonderful to work with and the black is extraordinary!"
Alpaca fleeces for sale:
Yes All colours of raw huacaya fleece from white to black, including grey, rose-grey, dark brown, mid brown and mid fawn. Price: fine - from £14 per kilo (skirted) and coarse - from £6 per kilo (sorry, sold out of brown and black coarse fibre at the moment). Prices include VAT. Please telephone for availability.