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Bedfordshire  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Bobert Page
Herd Size:15
Contact Name:Bobert Page
Telephone Number:07986667226
Nearest Town:Bedford
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:125 Bedford Rd, Barton-le-Clay, Bedford

Berkshire  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Easter-Wood Alpaca Stud
Herd Size:13
Contact Name:Jeff or Sheila Easter
Tel: 0118 973 5218
Telephone Number:0781 8022212 & 0781 0026753
Nearest Town:Finchampstead, Wokingham
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Longwater Lane, Finchampstead, Wokingham, Berkshire
About this breeder:Elite criaEaster-Wood Alpaca Stud is a BAS-registered, family-run Alpaca breeding enterprise, located in the Royal County of Berkshire. It is run by Sheila and Jeff Easter who have focused upon breeding elite genetics as the core of their business. The company, set up in 2008 is as a result of a long awaited dream of creating and managing a country-based livestock business.

This husband and wife team are passionate about Alpacas and have created a pivotal business around their first 5 Elite Australian Alpacas purchased back in June 2008. In August 2008, the herd was further complimented by 13 Alpacas consisting of a mix of both pregnant females and 3 cria. This again was further enhanced with a purchase of a half share of an award-winning stud male; Our first herd sire, Cambridge Ice Cool Lad has helped the herd's development, producing some stunning progeny during the following 3 years. Easter-Wood are now the proud owners of progeny from some of the world's best genetics including; Cambridge The Chairman of ACC and Eringa Park Lawbreaker of EPC. Our current stud males are direct descendants of these wonderful animals which include Athos (Sire: The Chairman) and Lawbreakers Legend (Sire: Lawbreaker). The Easter-Wood farm operates strict bio-security rules. All of our Alpacas are BAS-registered and after-sales support provides full operational and medical records. We offer stud services and husbandry courses and we operate an on-line shop providing 100% pure Alpaca yarn and hand knitted Alpaca garments.

Sheila has a long history of animal husbandry including breeding experience. Her original passion for horses has been instrumental in the initial development of the Alpaca Stud and along with Jeff’s experience of creating and managing successful commercial businesses, the Easter-Wood team offer a well-developed and creative Elite Alpaca breeding and Services enterprise.

Latest News:Please refer to our web site: for our latest Blog news.

Breeder/Farm Name:Scotfield Alpacas
Herd Size:50
Contact Name:Sue Hipkin
Telephone Number:01344 459289
Nearest Town:Bracknell
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Scotlands Farm
Forest Road
Newell Green
About this breeder:We have been breeding both suri and huacaya alpacas in Warfield in Berkshire since 2004 and now have 40 females in colours ranging from white through to black. We have four stud males that are available for stud services this year. I-Spy Polaris II, a stunning white homozygous suri male sired by Andean Legacy (jointly owned with Faraway Alpacas), I-Spy Merak another macho homozygous suri male sired by Andean Thunder (jointly owned with Faraway Alpacas), Scotfield Benjamin our home-bred brown Champion huacaya stud male sired by Talisman of Bozedown and The Fox, a Champion huacaya brown male, sired by Dream Inspiration. Further details of our stud services and alpacas for sale are available on our website.
Latest News:We are delighted with our new yarn and I am sure you will be too. 50gm balls Double Knit in either Natural or Rich Brown priced at £6.00 per ball plus postage. These yarns are 100% pure alpaca from our own herd here in Berkshire and are undyed. If you would like a small sample, please send s.a.e. to Scotfield Alpacas, Scotlands Farm, Forest Road, Warfield, RG42 6AJ. Postage: orders up to £75.00 - £3.00; orders up to £100.00 - £5.00; orders above £100.00 - post free.

Our huacaya stud male, Scotfield Benjamin, won Champion Adult Brown Male 2012 at the Spring Fiesta in April. This is in addition to the Champion ribbon awarded to him in 2010. He is still holding a fine fleece at 4 years old and also has a wonderful temperament!

Bristol  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Frances Good / Star Vale Alpaca's
Herd Size:40
Contact Name:Frances Good
Telephone Number:01454. 320230
Nearest Town:Chipping Sodbury
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Star Vale Barn Farm,
Sodbury Common,
Horton, Bristol,
About this breeder:I try to improve the fleece with carefull breeding, I don't show because of the worry of TB when I first had them that's what I wanted to do,so now I just concentrate on the fleece.
I'm just getting to cupasity now so need to move some on.
I've had them now for 6years and am still learning,I have been in farming all my life and find it fascinating learning about something new.

Buckinghamshire  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Latton Alpacas
Herd Size:70
Contact Name:Dr Lesley Sapsford
Telephone Number:01494 728720
Nearest Town:Amersham
Email:Click Here To Contact
Bois Avenue
About this breeder:

Breeder/Farm Name:Furze park alpacas
Herd Size:100
Contact Name:Bob hyde
Telephone Number:07840637733
Nearest Town:Maids moreton
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Furze park farm bycell road maids moreton Buckingham bucks
About this breeder:Furze park alpacas is owned and run by Bob and Lucy hyde .
Specialising in Australian bloodlines since 2004. Offering quality animals for sale and stud services , mobile & driveby only with our team of elite champion males.

Breeder/Farm Name:CS ALPACAS
Herd Size:80
Telephone Number:07803726464
Nearest Town:FORD
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact

Breeder/Farm Name:Alpaca Evolution
Herd Size:850
Contact Name:Nick Harrington-Smith & Shirley Isseyegh
Telephone Number:+447979651742
Nearest Town:Aylesbury
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:C/O 54A West Street
Steeple Claydon
About this breeder:Alpaca Evolution was born when Nick Harrington-Smith and Shirley Isseyegh combined forces in a new Alpaca breeding venture. Alpaca Evolution is continuing to develop the Alpaca Stud herd and its legacy of over a decades controlled breeding program. The Alpaca Stud herd is synonymous with quality genetics, the finest of fleeces and excellence in all things Alpaca

Come and see us or give us a call to assess whether we are the breeder for you.

Cambridgeshire  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Houghton Hall Alpacas
Herd Size:800
Contact Name:Mick and Liz George
Telephone Number:07764 469132 07860 430280
Nearest Town:Houghton
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Houghton Hall,
St Ives Road (Mere Way),
About this breeder:Houghton Hall Alpacas is a premium independent farm, breeding quality pedigree Alpacas in Cambridgeshire.

Since 2001 our dedicated sourcing and expert staff have gained recognition through selective breeding with prize winning stock to offer potential customers a real taste of the quality available in Alpacas. Our facilities have been purpose built for practical alpaca management. We also offer full support with every aspect of alpaca ownership.

We have many alpacas available for purchase, which may not be on our sales list. Just contact Mick or Liz to find our more.

Our Elite Herd includes:

Premium Huacayas and Suris available in a wide range of colours including:-
Top quality young pregnant females with excellent fibre
Recipient females, carrying elite embryo from our top breeding girls.
Male and female weanlings and geldings.
Prize winning stud males.
New studs on the block.

So whatever you are looking for, be sure to contact us and we are confident we will have an 'alpackage' to suit you.
Latest News:14th November 2017

As many of you may have seen in Alpaca World, we are having a Herd Sale. This is a unique opportunity for you to get your hands on our Award winning herd.

We have decided that we would like to downsize considerably, to allow us to concentrate more on the family, so if you are looking for new genetics for your herd or just starting up in the wonderful world of alpacas, give us a call, or drop us an email. We would be delighted to assist you in any way we can.

Christmas is just around the corner now - hope all your preparations are going well and you are getting in the Festive Spirit.

All the very best

Mick and Liz

11th October 2017


Here we are well into October, galloping our way towards Christmas.

We were very proud to be sponsors of the Heart of England Autumn Fleece Show and also delighted that Mystical Magic was awarded Supreme Champion and Best of British Suri, she never ceases to amaze us with her consistent qualtiy. Our other consistent award winning females are Cracklin' Rosie, Champion Grey Huacaya & Roxanne, Champion Brown Huacaya.
Reserve Champion Fawn Huacaya - Houghton Jubilation
Our Junior Huacaya Houghton Titania received a respectable 3rd place with 83.5 points, amongst stiff competition.
Houghton Kaiser our stunning white Huacaya was 1st in his class
Houghton Pure Valor our super suri, achieved 2nd in his class.

Our thanks go to all involved in this Show and congratulations to all the competitors.

22nd September 2017

We can't quite believe we are into the autumnal month of September. We have had a very busy time on the farm with almost 200 births. We've also had a busy time personally including welcoming three Grandsons into our world. Life doesn't get much better than that.

Our exports are going well and we have had several shipments over the waters. We wish all our clients happy times ahead with their new stock.

We have also had a great show season thus far, gaining several Supremes in halter and fleece shows.

We have decided that we would like to downsize considerably, to allow us to concentrate more on the family, so if you are looking for new genetics for your herd or just starting up in the wonderful world of alpacas, give us a call, we would be delighted to assist you in any way we can.

Our website is always a working progress, if you do not see what you are looking for, just call. We are sure to have an 'alpackage' to tempt you with both stunning Suri's and heavenly Huacaya's. We are established in exporting into Europe.

22nd May 2017

Here we are well into May and well into our birthing season. So far we have welcomed 51 little ones into our herd, we absolutely love this time of year. All our animals are shorn in readiness for this beautiful sunshine that has graced us today. We have had a great show season, gaining several Supremes in halter and fleece shows. Our progeny did us proud too. We still have some 150 more crias due, so busy times ahead at Houghton Hall. We wish you a great year and hope your birthing season goes well.

2nd March 2017

Spring is in the air and another windy day here at Houghton Hall HQ.

We are delighted to welcome our first 2017 cria, born on St David's Day. He is a stunning brown suri male from one of our beautiful imported females Surilana Valle De. We can't wait to see him grow out.

If you are looking to purchase some new stock, look no further, with over 700 alpacas, huacaya and suri, we are sure to have something to tempt you. We are established in exporting into Europe.

We are busy preparing for the National Show, halter training is going well. We look forward to catching up with all our friends in Telford.

Liz and Mick

10th January 2017


Wishing all our alpaca friends and clients a very happy new year. We hope 2017 will be kind to you all and look forward to seeing you all at the BAS National in March, we are proud to once more be GOLD sponsors.

Alpaca Showtime was a fabulous success in late 2016. Thank you for once again for all involved in running and supporting our 3rd Showtime. We will update you shortly on the date of our next show.

We had some stunning cria in 2016 and most have now been weaned. Some are available for purchase, if you are looking for new genetics in your herd just give us a call.

We have had another bumper year of exports going out across Europe with breeders looking for both elite males and females, including to Italy, Poland and Belgium. It's so rewarding to see your genetics being grasped by new and established breeders.

We once again took a trip across the pond to the Australian National in Adelaide, where we took the opportunity to purchase some prestigious new Suri and Huacaya Genetics, we can’t wait for them to arrive in Spring!

We are eagerly awaiting all that 2017 will bring; the anticipation of new cria, the beginning of the new show season and the arrival of our new genetics.

Our website is always a working progress. If you can't see what you are looking for, just give us a call, with over 700 alpacas, we are sure to have an 'Alpackage' to suit you. We welcome visits, but please call in advance.

Liz and Mick

3rd October 2016

What an exciting weekend we have had. Following our Double Supremes at The National Fleece Show and The South of England Halter Show. We are ecstatic once again with the results of the HOEAG Fleece Show, achieving 'DOUBLE SUPREME' with our astounding light suri girl Houghton Royal Duchess and our super huacaya grey girl Houghton Joyous. The girls certainly did us proud.

Now it's full steam ahead for 'Alpaca Showtime'. All entries to be submitted via the BAS website. Closing date is Wednesday 5th October. For more details please look at the website.

We look forward to catching up with you all very soon.

Our website is always a working progress. If you can't see what you are looking for, just give us a call, with over 800 alpacas, we are sure to have an 'Alpackage' to suit you. We welcome visits, but please call in advance.

September 2016

Here we are finding ourselves 'pronking' towards Autumn. Busy times on the farm. We welcomed over 200 cria this year and are very excited to see how they develop. We took a trip across the big pond to Australia and enjoyed their National Show in Adelaide. A few more exciting Australian genetics will be coming to Houghton Hall Alpacas in the New Year.

We are busy preparing for Alpaca Showtime 28-30 October, online entries will be open soon, watch the website for further information

Our website is always a working progress. If you can't see what you are looking for, just give us a call, with over 800 alpacas, we are sure to have an 'Alpackage' to suit you. We welcome visits, but please call in advance.

25th May 2016

We can't quite believe we are almost into June, where has that first few months gone? We have been busy sorting the farm and garden out for a special wedding that recently took place. What a magical day we had.

We have had a quieter than normal show season, however did come away with Double Supreme Champion Fleece at this years National Show with our super Stud Sire Master General and sensational Suri Houghton Maddox. We also came away Double Supreme Champion at the South of England Show with our tremendous Titan and our beautiful Suri lady Mystical Magic.

Our alpacas are now all shorn and enjoying the sunshine, We have also sent some of our beautiful alpacas across the waters to Ireland, Poland and Italy recently and have welcomed over ninety cria into the world.

We also look forward to bringing new genetics into our herd shortly.

Watch out for more information on our Autumn show - Alpaca Showtime - 29/30 October 2016

Our website is always a working progress. If you can't see what you are looking for, just give us a call, with over 700 alpacas, we are sure to have an 'Alpackage' to suit you. We welcome visits, but please call in advance.

Liz and Mick

18th January 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of our friends and clients, we hope you have had a wonderful festive season and have started 2016 with a bang!

Here is a quick round up of the last, very successful, 12 months for the team at Houghton Hall Alpacas.

2015 saw yet another sensational show season for Team Houghton. We took the Double at Alpaca Showtime 2015 and at the Royal Three Counties, along with a further 8 Supreme titles from the 5 other shows we attended. Not forgetting the 2 Reserve Supreme Champions, 44 Champion, 33 Reserve Champion, 5 Best of British, 3 Judge’s Choice, 3 Best in Show ribbons, and countless rosettes. How will we top this in 2016?

There were some stunning cria on the ground in 2015 including the arrival of our first coloured suris. All have now been weaned and are ready for purchase.

We have had a bumper year of exports going out across Europe with breeders looking for both elite males and females, including to Italy, Poland and Belgium. Looking forward to many more over the next few months.

We were lucky enough to go out to the Australian National in Sydney, where we took the opportunity to purchase some prestigious new Suri and Huacaya Genetics from Australia, can’t wait for them to arrive in Spring!

We are eagerly awaiting all that 2016 will bring; the anticipation of new cria, the beginning of the new show season and the arrival of our new genetics.

Houghton Hall Alpacas - Proven Award-Winning Genetics

Get in touch if you are looking to add some quality bloodlines to your herd, in need of advice or just want to chat alpaca!

We’d love to hear about how good 2015 was for you, and what you are looking forward to in 2016, share with us in all the usual places Facebook, Twitter & Google+. You can also sign up for our mailing list to hear all about our latest animals for sale.

22nd December 2015

Poisonous Plants Advice

When deciding to start caring for a herd of alpacas it is vital to prepare their new environment to ensure anything potentially dangerous or harmful is removed. Alpacas are ruminants (chew the cud) and are one of nature’s most efficient eaters as they absorb around third more of the vital nutrients from their food than similar animals such as sheep. They will often forage in the hedgerows and bushes for tasty morsels to supplement their diet. However, this diet can lead to alpacas being over adventurous and mistakenly eating something toxic. So, what should you look out for?

All nightshades, All lilies, Tomato & Potato plants, Toot, Inkweed, Hemlock, Willow-weed, Jerusalem Cherry, Mallow, Acorns, Oleander, Lily of the Valley, Rhododendron, Azalea, Ricinus, Yew, Ragwort, Comfrey, Horseradish, Privet, St.Johns wort, Sorrel, Hemp Nettle, Rhubarb, Iris, Buttercup, Linseed, Lupin, Clover, Chickweed, Laburnum, Meadow Saffron, Monks Hood, Oak, Foxglove, Grass Cuttings, Poppy.

Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list of all poisonous plants, it is just important to be vigilant on your farm checking all hedgerows and paddocks and pathways. Remember alpacas have long necks so can reach quite a distance for that appetising branch.

Common symptoms of poisoning are; diarrhoea, vomiting, drooling saliva, colic, difficulty breathing, staggering, weakness, unsteady pupils, trembling, hypothermia, slow heartbeat, paralysis and head shaking.

If you think any of your herd may have eaten something they shouldn’t it is vital to consult a vet as soon as possible, often alpacas will not show signs until it is too late.

Our website is always a working progress. If you can't see what you are looking for, just give us a call, with over 750 alpacas, we are sure to have an 'Alpackage' to suit you. We welcome visits, but please call in advance.

Don't forget if you want more information about Houghton Hall Alpacas and our prizing winning herd please sign up for our newsletter here, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

6th November 2015

Houghton Hall Alpacas take Double Supreme

What a spectacular weekend at Alpaca Showtime 2015. We are very proud of our two Supreme winners Houghton Day Breaker and Houghton Bright Spark who took home Huacaya and Suri Supreme Champion respectively.

Our young males and females did phenomenally well bringing home 6 Champion ribbons between them;

Houghton Day Breaker – Huacaya Champion Light Male & Huacaya Supreme Champion
Houghton Magic Prince – Huacaya Champion White Male
Houghton Roxanne - Huacaya Champion Brown Female
Houghton Bright Spark – Suri Champion White Female & Suri Supreme Champion
Houghton Presley – Suri Champion White Male
Houghton Georgia – Suri Champion Light Female

The rest of the team didn’t let us down bringing home a total of 31 1st places and 5 Reserve Champions.

Reserve Champions
Houghton Gypsy Rose (ET) – 1st & RC Huacaya Senior Grey Female
Houghton Titan – 1st & RC Huacaya Intermediate Fawn Male
Houghton Angelina – 1st & RC Huacaya Senior White Female
Houghton Made You Look – 1st & RC Suri Adult White Female
Houghton Mystery – 2nd & RC Suri Intermediate White Female

Junior Huacayas
Houghton Lord Remy – 1st Huacaya Junior White Male
Houghton Casanova – 1st Huacaya Junior Light Male
Houghton Cracklin’ Rosie – 1st Huacaya Junior Grey Female

Intermediate Huacayas
Houghton Magic Prince – 1st & C Huacaya Intermediate White Male
Houghton Day Breaker – 1st, C, SC Huacaya Intermediate Light Male
Houghton Roxanne – 1st & C Huacaya Intermediate Brown Female

Adult Huacayas
Houghton Honeysuckle – 1st Huacaya Adult Light Female
Houghton Majestic – 1st Huacaya Adult Fawn Female
Houghton Xanadu – 1st Huacaya Adult Black Female

Senior Huacayas
Houghton Cerian – 1st Huacaya Senior Light Female
Houghton Rock Star – 1st Huacaya Senior Fawn Female
Parrindi Joseph of Houghton – 1st Huacaya Senior Grey Male

Junior Suris
Houghton Miss Magic – 1st Suri Junior White Female
Houghton Chancellor – 1st Suri Junior Light Male

Intermediate Suris
Houghton Bright Spark – 1st, C, SC Suri Intermediate White Female
Houghton Presley – 1st & C Suri Intermediate White Male
Houghton Georgia – 1st & C Suri Intermediate Light Female

Adult Suris
Houghton Royal Duchess – 1st Suri Adult Light Female
Houghton Made You Look – 1st Suri Adult White Female
Houghton Galactic Powers – 1st Suri Adult Light Male

Senior Suris
Houghton Jade – 1st Suri Senior Light Female
Houghton Maddie – 1st Suri Senior White Female

Best in Show
Houghton Bright Spark – Suri Female
Houghton Presley – Suri Male
Houghton Day Breaker – Huacaya Male

In addition our Herd Sires and Dams came 1st in all Progeny Classes proving the quality and consistency of our genetics at Houghton Hall.
Navigator of Houghton – 1st Huacaya 3 Progeny by 1 Sire
Suri Storm of Houghton – 1st Suri 3 Progeny by 1 Sire
Travatore of Houghton – 2nd Suri 3 Progeny by 1 Sire
Suri Storm of Houghton – 3rd Suri 3 Progeny by 1 Sire
After tough opposition we were pleased to secure 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the Suri Progeny classes.
Houghton Timara – 1st Huacaya 2 Progeny by 1 Dam
Houghton Mystique – 1st Suri 2 Progeny by 1 Dam

Congratulations to everyone that took part, the standard of alpacas on display was extremely high making Alpaca Showtime a tough competition for all.

Now for the Thank Yous; We would like to thank the wonderful and incredibly knowledgeable judges Helen Testa and Rob Bettinson for taking the time to oversee the event, along with ring stewards Garry and Iain. Thanks to Roz who did a fantastic job sorting all of the awards and placements on the day, along with the marvelous event compering from John. We would also like to thank the wonderful staff of Houghton Hall Equestrian Centre. And finally we would like thank everyone that came and enjoyed the show, as well as helped out, including our very special co-coordinators; Bozedown Alpacas, Alpaca Stud UK as it wouldn’t be the show it was without you all.

If you haven’t yet purchased any photos from the fantastic photographer, you can find them here.

Many congratulations to Hilly Ridge on their purchase of our Supreme Champion winner, Houghton Day Breaker. Jo and Scott spotted his potential even before he achieved this title. We know with his stunning Navigator genetics, he will be a great asset to their herd.

Also sincere congratulations to Nero Alpacas who purchased two of our phenomenal young black alpacas; Houghton Cosmic who carries prestigious Australian genetics from his sire Parrindi Joseph, and Houghton Kala who has performed exceptionally as part of the Houghton Hall show team in 2015 winning Champion Black Female 3 times.

We are sure all three will be very happy in their new homes.

More exciting news to follow.

Don't forget if you want more information about Houghton Hall Alpacas and our prizing winning herd please sign up for our newsletter here, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Our website is always a working progress. If you can't see what you are looking for, just give us a call, with over 750 alpacas, we are sure to have an 'Alpackage' to suit you. We welcome visits, but please call in advance.

6th October 2015

What a busy Autumn it has been so far, we have been lucky enough to go out to the Australian National in Sydney (10th-13th September) where we caught up with some wonderful friends both from the Antipodes and the UK. We were privileged enough to see some truly exceptional Huacaya and Suri Alpacas on display throughout the course of the event. We took the opportunity to carefully select some incredible new bloodlines for our herd back in Cambridgeshire. And certainly bought some fabulous animals that we can’t wait to arrive in the UK so we can share some pictures with you, but now for the long wait!

Whilst we were ‘Down Under’ Mick even squeezed in the time to make a brief interview with the ABC radio team on their Country Hour to talk about the future of Australia/Europe exports. You can hear it here. (45 mins in)

We’ve had a number of large exports across into Europe and Northern Ireland over the last couple of months which has been keeping us very busy, along with a further few in the pipeline, the fun never stops at Houghton Hall Alpacas.

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to be invited to attend the Ely Cathedral Annual Pet Service which was filmed by the BBC’s Songs of Praise team. We took two of our young show boys; Houghton Spirited (Champion Huacaya Black) and Houghton Mustang (Champion Suri White) who behaved impeccably for the TV Crew. If you missed the episode but fancy alpaca spotting it is still available on BBC iPlayer.
We are looking forward to welcoming participants to our farm for the upcoming BAS course dedicated to improving knowledge of Alpaca Breeding and Traits this weekend (9th-10th October). We hope the weather holds!

If that wasn’t enough, we are also all eagerly anticipating Alpaca Show Time which is a mere few weeks away now! Can’t wait to see you all there. We have lots of exciting things planned and we hope you enjoy spending your Halloween weekend with us.

Our website is always a working progress. If you can't see what you are looking for, just give us a call, with over 750 alpacas, we are sure to have an 'Alpackage' to suit you. We welcome visits, but please call in advance.

16th September 2015

Hear Mick George and Steve Ridout discuss the future of alpaca exports between Australia/New Zealand and Europe on the ABC's West Country Hour.

The item begins at approximately about 48 mins.

We have extensive experience importing and exporting alpacas, so if you are interested in adding our elite genetics to your herd or want more information about our export services please contact Mick and Liz on 07764469132 or email us at

Our website is always a working progress. If you can't see what you are looking for, just give us a call, with over 750 alpacas, we are sure to have an 'Alpackage' to suit you. We welcome visits, but please call in advance.

14th September 2015

***Email Issue Resolved***

The issue is now resolved, however if you emailed our during the period 8th-14th and have received no response please email again or call us on 01480 461 510.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Houghton Hall Alpacas team

11th September 2015

***Email Issues***

We are having issues with our email address at the moment. If you have contacted us on this address in the last 48 hours and not received a response please call us on 01480 461510 or email

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Houghton Hall Alpacas Team

26th August 2015

We are proud to announce that we will once again be Gold Sponsors for the British Alpaca Society National in 2016. We love this event as it champions breeders of all standards and sizes displaying the very best the UK’s Alpaca Industry has to offer.

We are also pleased to say we will be Sponsoring the White and Grey Suri Colour Champions at the Heart of England, Autumn Fleece Show! Which is just next month, so best of luck to everyone whose entering.

We hope to see you all soon.

Don't forget if you want more information about Houghton Hall Alpacas and our prizing winning herd please sign up for our newsletter here, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Our website is always a working progress. If you can't see what you are looking for, just give us a call, with over 750 alpacas, we are sure to have an Alpackage to suit

you. We welcome visits, but please call in advance.
14th August 2015

What are those Alpacas doing in Houghton?

Are you one of the many people in North Cambridgeshire that have spotted the strange long necked sheep wandering the fields of Houghton and St.Ives that seem to have been growing in number over the last decade? Well it’s not the Alpacalypse , not yet anyway. . .

We are the team at Houghton Hall Alpacas, owned by the husband and wife team Mick and Liz George (of Skip Hire fame!). Those fuzzy giraffes are actually alpacas, don’t call them llamas or they might get upset!
Most people have lots of questions; why do we own them, what do we do with them, and can they come and see them.

First things first why do we own them? We have around 800 alpacas on our farm and we love each and every one of them. They are cute, furry, friendly and produce the most amazing fibre. Once you meet them you will be smitten. We like to think we have a happy haven for alpacas.

What do we do with our alpacas? Well there are a number of things; we breed them using the finest genetics we can source to produce the best quality alpacas, which we then show at a number of alpaca events across the UK (which we are quite good at ). Once a year the whole herd gets shorn and we sell this fibre on to a number of different places for use in clothing and bedding, and soon we will sell yarn from it too! We also have a few alpacas that we keep simply as pets.

You may be asking yourselves; ‘but what can alpacas do for me?’
Well for starters they are great pets, super friendly and will be eating out of your hand in a matter of weeks. They love to munch on grass so are great for keeping your lawn trim. If you are a keen gardener their poo is a fab fertiliser so you’ll be growing giant veg and vibrant flowers in no time. For those that are a dab hand at arts and crafts could even spin their fibre into yarn after the once a year shear, or it can be sent a way for processing.

If you want to know more about these curious camelids take a peak at the rest of our website or contact us to chat ‘alpaca’.

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3rd August 2015

Suris In Focus

As both breeders and lovers of the Suri at Houghton Hall Alpacas we’ve chosen to put the Suri in the spot light explaining what differentiates them from the teddy bear like Huacaya generally associated with the name ‘alpaca’. We have aimed to provide some basic information, dispel some common myths about the breed, and (as we are slightly biased) promote how wonderful Suris are to own.

You may know that there are two distinct types of alpaca, the Huacaya and the rarer Suri; the main difference being fleece style. So what does a Suri look like? A good Suri will have long individual pencil locks that feel silky, soft and light to the touch with a rich lustre and sheen. This is due to Suri fleece growing differently to Huacaya or sheep whose fibre comes outwards from the skin, with Suris the fleece grows more like human hair as it hangs straight down the body. They also tend to have slightly larger ears than the Huacaya, other than that they are almost identical anatomically.

Where did the word ‘Suri’ originate? No one is quite sure where the term for a Suri alpaca came from, but it is thought that the Aymaran and Quechuan peoples of the Altipano (alpacas’ native land) used it as a general description for the feathers of the Rhea a native bird. The Rheas feathers are silky and lustrous like the Suris fleece so the similarity may have led to the use of the word to describe this variety of alpaca. The literal translation means straight.

If you’ve ever thought about owning alpacas you may have heard some of these common misconceptions about Suris which we attempt to resolve below;

Suri fleece cannot be processed - Whilst the fleece is difficult to process due to it’s naturally silkier structure, it is not impossible, and many breeders make some incredible products as the fibres naturally hold the sheen and lustre after processing better than Huacaya. In fact we intend to start to sell our own yarn here at Houghton Hall of both our award-winning Suri and Huacaya fleeces.

Suris are not suited to the extremes in UK weather - Well this is easy to dismiss as the temperatures in the UK never reach the severe cold temperatures or searing heat that they would see in their natural habitat of the Andes. We also haven’t noticed that they ever seem to be more negatively affected by the weather than the Huacaya, as long as your herd have access to shelter from the wind and rain you shouldn’t have any issues. Suris can be more vulnerable to the rain simply due to the way their fleece hangs from their body, which leaves their spine more exposed to the elements. However, the Huacayas are just as ready to get out of the rain as the Suris are.

Suris are more flighty and nervous – This we do not find to be true, in our experience any difference in temperament is generally due to their long fringes obscuring their eye sight. So it is important to regularly trim their fleece around their eyes, particularly if you only shear them every two years.

Suris are more expensive than Huacaya – Any differences in value in the past could have been due to rarity, but we haven’t ever experienced any significant price increases in comparable animals. As with all alpacas the price varies due to the quality and colour of an animal, along with its purpose e.g. a pet male or a stud male.

The Suri gene is more dominant - This isn’t quite so clear cut as many breeders both here and in the US and Australia are now disputing the commonly agreed fact. Many put it down to the cross breeding of the imported animals in the native lands of Bolivia, Chile and Peru. The idea in basic terms is that to get a Huacaya the alpaca would have to be carrying only Huacaya genes; if one of the Huacayas has a Suri in their ancestry this could be passed to the cria and create a cross breed or if both do, a full Suri. It is a lot more complicated than that, but if you want to read about it in more detail visit here. Now that the Suris and Huacaya are generally being bred exclusively to only others of their breed rogue Suri genes are a much lower occurrence. So the thought is the ones imported originally had more Suri genetics in them and now through selective breeding the balance is evening out. However, time will tell which is correct as there are strong believers on both sides. It is very possible that some Suris in your herd may have a Huacaya ancestor in their bloodline or vice versa.

Why do we breed Suris at Houghton Hall Alpacas? We love the Suri which are often overlooked by newcomers to alpaca breeding, but really nothing beats watching the majesty of the Suris in full fleece running and pronking in the field. So don’t overlook this elegant alpaca breed next time you think about purchasing alpacas.

Looking to breed or own some super Suris? At Houghton Hall Alpacas we have some of the UK and Europe’s finest Suri genetics in our herd. Having sourced some of the best bloodlines available from Australia and New Zealand our herd have improved year after year with a number of our females being unbeaten Supreme Champions; Houghton Royal Duchess and Houghton Mystical Magic. Not to mention that one of our top Suri Stud Sires, Storm of Houghton took home 1st in the Progeny class at every event we attended in 2015.

Or are you looking to inject some dynamic and world class genetics into your herd, ask us about our selection of Suri Stud boys.

Get in touch today to book your visit to our award-winning Suri and Huacaya farm in Cambridgeshire.

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**2nd and 3rd images are copyright of Karen Harvey© I Don't Like Peas

20th July 2015

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20th July

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15th June 2015

What a weekend we had at the Royal Three Counties!

***We Won the Double***

Houghton Most Wanted - Supreme Champion Huacaya and Best of British
Houghton Bright Spark - Supreme Champion Suri and Best of British
Houghton Kala - Champion Huacaya Black Female
Houghton Monaco - Champion Suri Light Male
Houghton Mystical Magic - Champion Suri Light Female
Houghton Dazzler - Champion Huacaya White Female
Houghton Master General - Reserve Champion Huacaya Fawn Male
Houghton Moon Drops - Reserve Champion Suri Light Female
Houghton Maddox - Reserve Champion Suri Light Male
Houghton Perry - Reserve Champion Huacaya White Male
Houghton Galactic Powers - Reserve Champion Suri Light Male

Thank you to everyone who helped us out over the weekend - we couldn't have done it without you!
A big thank you also goes to the organisers for yet another fantastic event.

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10th June 2015

A Visit to Houghton Hall Alpacas

Liz Wright discovers a world of quality and colour

I think it’s fair to say that Mick and Liz George, owners of Houghton Hall Alpacas are passionate about alpacas – in fact Liz says that it is ‘love me, love my alpacas’ as far as they are concerned!

Back in 2001 Mick saw some at an agricultural show and fell in love with them. He started keeping them and his first showing experience (fifth out of five) was enough to give him the show bug. He’s now more used to getting firsts! But when Liz met him eight years ago he had 100 alpacas. Today there are 800 adults and 200 cria expected or now safely unpacked, for the 2015 season. This makes Houghton Hall Alpacas one of the largest alpaca studs in the UK and Europe.

At the British Alpaca Society National Show at Telford the stud took home 19 Firsts (22 if you include Progeny), Seven Reserve Champions, Four Championships, One Best of British and a Supreme Champion in the form of Mystical Magic who is a light fawn Suri aged seventeen months. Mystical Magic has a truly ultra fine fleece which is also dense and carries amazing lustre.

In the Fleece Section, Royal Duchess (a Supreme Champion last year) carried the honours.

Liz and her assistant Emmeline were friendly and pleased to show us their lovely animals. My colleague Karen was entranced by their beauty. But what is the attraction for Liz?
She told me that their aim was to breed the best quality animal they could with the best fleece and capable of having quality offspring. She said that they loved showing and told me that in the show ring the fleece counted for 60% of the marks and conformation for 40%.

How are alpacas shown?

Alpacas are shown just as they are with minimal tidying, no grooming and from paddock conditions. Liz feels that the quality of alpacas has increased a lot in the last eight years especially amongst the white alpacas but the blacks are certainly coming up fast too. The fleeces from the Houghton Hall Alpacas are currently processed in the UK, and for the first time, this year they will be selling the fleece as yarn.
There is nothing wasted in an alpaca fleece – the prime saddle area is used for garments while the rest of the fleece can be used for a variety of uses including duvets, pillows, carpets and even insulation.
Alpacas everywhere you look!

Houghton Hall is extremely well organised with excellent facilities. Sturdy safe fences divide the alpacas and there are walk ways between the paddocks. Liz says with genuine enthusiasm, “They are so adorable, so humbling to see them all out here and especially when the babies are playing around”
Karen and I have to agree but Karen is soon off with her camera capturing more of the charm of alpacas.
Liz used to be a school secretary which has come in handy with the paperwork for the stud but now cannot imagine not being outside.

Liz believes that if alpacas are well managed then they will stay very healthy and their management is geared to this belief. It is certainly paying off looking at the happy, healthy animals that surround us. Despite having so many, Liz knows them personally, their names and their histories.

Getting started with alpacas

So what does Liz believe are the best pieces of advice to people thinking of getting started in alpacas?
Liz says what she would really like people to do is to come for a day to Houghton Hall particularly around shearing time if possible to see how they are managed and get to understand the handling. So much can be learnt by looking, learning and getting some practical experience.

You will need good fencing and two to three acres of grassland, enough for 6 alpacas, so that it can be rested and rotated and she advises at least three alpacas to start with. You will also need to protect young trees. They eat hay and haylage and require a mineral supplement – and you need to find a vet who understands alpacas. It is important to remember that alpacas are shy, gentle inquisitive animals who like to be treated quietly. They should be halter trained which is comparatively easy to achieve especially at weaning. They can mix well with sheep. Alpacas can be good flock guards.

Liz believes that Houghton Hall Alpacas offers a very personal service to buyers, no pressure and takes in to account whether the buyer wants to show to top level or, at the other end of the scale, have neutered males for pets. She says the interest in keeping alpacas continues to rise from all sectors. Membership of the British Alpaca Society will also get alpaca keeping off to a good start.

If you do intend to breed then you must buy the best quality female alpaca you can and use a quality stud male for breeding. If you don’t want to keep a stud male yourself then send your females to a good male. And never stop learning yourself. Go to shows, ask questions, meet breeders and learn, learn and learn!

An excerpt from Practical Sheep, Goats and Alpaca magazine’s Summer 2015 issue, out now!
You can find the issue here!

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5th June 2015

Why do we all love alpacas?

At Houghton Hall Alpacas we pride ourselves on providing a warm welcome for anyone with a passion for alpacas, be it as a pet or for breeding purposes. We understand that everyone is looking for something different when choosing and owning their alpacas; which is why we recently decided to find out what it was about these curiously fuzzy creatures that made you fall in love with them. As ever our faithful alpaca friends and fans helped us out by answering our short survey.

The main reason highlighted by the questionnaire quite pleasingly was the alpacas’ personalities and the joys of actually caring and taking responsibility for them. Here is a selection of the answers we received;

“(Their) individual personalities, together with their looks, their fleece, everything about them apart from poo picking.”

“They are lovely, relaxing animals to work and live around. They bring calm to your life. Intriguing and entertaining. So different from many other animals.”

“Actually caring for them, feeding, husbandry and looking after them on a day to day basis.”

“Looking out of the kitchen window and seeing them all at the gate waiting for breakfast, then going out to feed them and they all run up to say hello. They are all different and each one is lovely!”

“Interaction. Sharing the qualities of their fleece. Taking for walks. Everything.”

“The joy of breeding a better one each generation”

“The friendly smile and welcome that's always received when we go into the field”

Overwhelmingly the largest group who answered the survey classified themselves as alpaca breeders at just under 60%, but we were pleased to also hear from people who were just admirers with the hopes to one day own alpacas at 15%. We also received responses from those who classed themselves as pet owners and smallholders, it was great to have such a diverse group of respondents, so thank you to everyone that answered it.

On a final note this is what our lovely Liz had to say about alpaca ownership; “It is difficult to pinpoint just one particular thing about alpacas, but seeing them out in the paddocks happily pronking around makes all the hard work worthwhile.”

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1st June 2015

What a weekend we had at the Royal Bath and West show. It certainly was a tricky first day for us on the Friday as we had tremendous down pours; luckily we were partly inside so we tried to keep our coloured team under cover before their classes, not always successful! But thankfully the sun shone for us all on the Saturday as we had a glorious day, with some equally glorious results!

We took the DOUBLE! Our handsome male Houghton Bellino took Supreme Champion Huacaya and our unbeatable Houghton Mystical Magic has taken Supreme Champion Suri, she also took Best of British.
Our top herd sire’s Houghton Navigator and Suri Storm of Houghton took 1st for Huacaya and Suri 3 Progeny by One Sire respectively, this has been achieved at all shows attended this year. In total we won 2 Supreme Champion, 5 Champion, 4 Reserve Champion, 9 1st Rosettes and 1 Suri Best of British with a number of other placings. Thanks goes to the organisers and everyone that helped us.

Well done Team Houghton!

Bellino’s first cria are also on the ground so we can’t wait to see how they develop, watch this space." target="_blank">Alpaca Showtime in Autumn and when we look forward to welcoming you all to Houghton Hall Equestrian Centre, Cambridgeshire. But for now its back to the crias and matings for 2015!

Look forward to seeing you all at the Three Counties in just a few weeks.

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16th May 2015

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5th May 2015

What a busy few days we have had; on Saturday we bid a sad farewell to a group of animals off to The Emerald Isles. They have been exported across to Northern Ireland for the rapidly growing alpaca market to two lovely families, who we know will love and care for them unconditionally. They’ve been given some fabulous names by the children including Chaser, Clyde, Chester and Chomper. The export went smoothly and the animals have arrived safely in Ireland.

There is no time to feel too down hearted as we have lots of cria popping out and we still have two shows to plan for. We have just returned from the fabulous South of England Show and despite a very wet start on Sunday morning, the sun decided to make an appearance for the rest of the weekend in more ways than one. Our tremendous Show Team all got firsts apart from one, who came 2nd. We came away with 8 Champions. 4 Reserve Champions, Supreme Suri with our handsome male Maddox and Galactic Powers took Reserve Supreme Suri. Our huacaya team did us proud too just being piped to the post of Supreme Champion by the super grey Alpaca Stud Nyetimber, but we were happy to take the Huacaya Reserve Supreme Champion with our stunning white male Houghton Perry, a Navigator son. We are immensely honoured that our Navigator and Storm progeny who won 3 progeny by one sire.
Our thanks go to everyone who made the show possible , especially Liz Butler.

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1st May 2015

Phew! We’ve reached 50 cria so far. If the weather stays nice we should expect a few more over the next few days as some of our ladies are overdue.

Our 50th boy is a magnificent fawn Balboa progeny, our top black stud. His Dam is our lovely Savanah who has produced some good quality colours for us in the past. He has great uniformity of colour, showing good density and is super curly. He is already displaying great presence in the field, so looking forward to watching how he develops.

If you fancy naming our handsome boy, we are asking people to offer suggestions being with 'S' on our facebook page here.

Another enjoyable day of shearing was had yesterday, with Ben Wheeler back for another batch, thankfully only the show team left to go!

We have an export leaving for Northern Ireland tomorrow and we are off to the South of England show this weekend, the fun never stops! But more about all of that next week.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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22nd April 2015


If you are new to alpacas or just not sure of the lingo our handy guide should help you decipher the code!

Agistment – Tends to be a term popular in the alpaca industry which is similar to livery where your herd live and are cared for on an external farm. This can be short-term; for just a few weeks, or permanent.

Appaloosa – When the pattern of colouring on the alpaca is spotted, they are becoming much more popular with some breeders specialising in these genetics.

Blanket – Prime fleece from shoulder to mid-section to rump, both sides.

Camelibra – Mineral Supplement for alpacas.

Camelid – The family of mammals that alpacas stem from, which includes llamas and camels.

Colostrum – This is the first milk that is produced by the mother full of essential nutrients to help prevent diseases. Sometimes there are issues where the cria doesn’t suckle or the mum doesn’t produce enough milk so you will need to get an alternative which can come in powdered form from cows or frozen from goats.

Conformation – This is the alpaca’s bone structure and overall stance.

Cria – A new-born alpaca is usually referred to as this up to a year old.

Crimp – The crimp is the wave in the huacaya’s fleece, the tighter and more uniform, the more desired the fibre.

Cushing – A seated position for alpacas and similar animals when all four legs are tucked under their bodies.

Dam – The mother of an alpaca or can simply refer to a female that has been bred from.

Density – The number of fibres measured per square inch, the more the better.

Fibre – The fleece/fur/wool from the alpaca.

Gelding – A castrated male alpaca sometimes referred to as a wether. They are ideal for being kept as pets to keep the lawn down, fibre producers or as herd protectors.

Guanaco - (Lama Guanicoe) The species of camelid that llamas were originally bred from; currently living undomesticated in the Alto Plano.

Guard Hair - A coarser fibre that is usually more than 30 microns, and grows longer and straighter than the prime fibre.

Halter Training – This is essential for all alpacas as they learn to be come more social with humans and can be easily moved around. Any animal that is shown will have extensive halter training.

Handle – The tactile feel of the fleece to the hand – soft, harsh etc.

Huacaya – (wha-ki-ya) Shorter haired alpacas often described as looking like a teddy bear, they have a soft, springy and dense fleece.

Huarizo – The offspring of a male llama and female alpaca.

Livery – see agistment

Lock – A group of fibres of similar character.

Lustre – The lustre is determined by the amount of light reflected by the fibre. The sheen or gloss.

Maiden – A young female that has not yet been mated.

Misti – The offspring of a female llama and male alpaca.

Progeny – Any offspring from an alpaca.

Pronk(ing) – Frequently alpacas will do this in the evenings, and particularly the cria. They will jump and run and leap around, it is thought they do this to keep warm.

Sire – The father of the alpaca, or can refer to a proven Stud male e.g. Herd Sire.

Spit off - Females will spit at males to show they are pregnant and not at all interested in their attentions! To confirm a pregnancy in the initial stages the female will be put in with the male to see how she reacts. Spitting tends to mean pregnant, and sitting tends to mean they are not.

Staple – This is the length of the hair from skin to tip.

Stud Service – Having your female alpacas mated to selected males from an external farm.

Style – A cumulative and overall aesthetic effect of fibre characteristics found in a fleece.

Supreme Champion – The top placement/award for any alpaca in the show ring. One suri and one huacaya are awarded at each show.

Suri – (sir-ee) This type of alpaca has a longer, ringlet styled fleece that hangs down the body. Approximately 5% of the overall world alpaca population.

T’aqa – The name given if the baby of the cross breeding between a llama and alpaca looks more like an alpaca.

Vicuna – (vicugna vicugna) The species of camelid that alpacas were originally bred from; currently living undomesticated in the Alto Plano.

Warilla – The name given if the baby of the cross breeding between a llama and alpaca looks more like a llama.

Weaning – When you start to encourage the cria to no longer feed from its mother, this is often done naturally by the mother.

Wether – see Gelding

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13th April 2015

We are back from another fabulous alpaca event, The Heart of England Show (11th-12th April 2015). What more could we want from a weekend; we had sunshine, met old and new friends and came home with a number of top awards for our wonderful herd.

Our results were;
Supreme Champion Suri – Houghton Mystical Magic

Huacaya Champion White Male – Houghton Most Wanted
Huacaya Champion Black Female – Houghton Kala

Suri Champion White Female – Houghton Mystical White Princess
Suri Champion White Male – Houghton Galactic Powers
Suri Champion Light Female – Houghton Mystical Magic
Suri Champion Light Male – Houghton Maddox

Huacaya Reserve Champion Fawn Female – Houghton Amaryllis
Huacaya Reserve Champion Fawn Male – Houghton Titan

Suri Reserve Champion White Female – Houghton Made You Look
Suri Reserve Champion Light Female – Houghton Moon Drops
Suri Reserve Champion Light Male – Houghton Monaco

Best of British – Houghton Mystical Magic
Judge’s Choice – Houghton Most Wanted

Huacaya 3 Progeny by 1 Sire – Houghton Navigator
Suri 3 Progeny by 1 Sire - Storm of Houghton

Our gorgeous granddaughter Olivia (a top alpaca breeder in the making!) once again took to the ring in the junior handlers category taking our handsome Houghton Spirited on her own around the ring.

We also had the chance to speak to some lovely people who are just starting in their alpaca adventures. We look forward to chatting to them all again in the future to see how they are getting on, as well as seeing them in the show ring!

The alpaca show scene and industry as a whole is going from strength to strength at the moment and the HOE was no exception with almost 300 alpacas on display. Our hats go off to Rob Bettinson for judging them on behalf of the BAS, and also the enthusiastic judges in training who were fantastic as well.

Not forgetting a last big thank you to the fabulous organisers and the team at Bury Farm Equestrian Centre, as always it was welcoming and well run event.

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10th March 2015

It’s taken us a while but, what a phenomenal weekend we had at the British Alpaca Futurity 2015 (26th-28th March), we still can’t quite believe it! We made a clean sweep taking home both Huacaya (Navigator) and Suri (Suri Storm) Best Sire in Show along with both of the Judges Choice awards out of over 400 alpacas taking part.

Our weanlings from 2014 had a great show with 7 of them taking home Champion sashes! The real star of our team that weekend was our 8 month old fawn male, Houghton Titan who won Champion and Judges Choice Huacaya.

Better late than never, we would like to say a huge thanks to the other British Alpaca Futurity organisers; Bozedown Alpacas, EP Cambridge, Classical MileEnd, and The Alpaca Stud, and all of our sponsors along with everyone who took part or came along to see what these marvellous creatures are all about. You all helped to make the BAF not only the largest alpaca event in the UK, but also in Europe!


Champion Suris
Suri Champion Light Male - Houghton Monaco
Suri Champion Light Female - Houghton Mystical Magic
Suri Champion White Male - Houghton Mustang
Suri Champion White Female - Houghton Bright Spark

Champion Huacayas
Huacaya Champion Fawn Male - Houghton Titan
Huacaya Champion Black Male - Houghton Spirited
Huacaya Champion White Male - Houghton Striker
Huacaya Champion White Female - Houghton Tiara

Reserve Champions
Suri Reserve Champion Light Male – Houghton Maddox
Suri Reserve Champion Light Female - Houghton Muse
Huacaya Reserve Champion White Female - Houghton Travellers Delight

Judges Choice
Houghton Titan (Huacaya)
Houghton Mystical Magic (Suri)

Best Herd Sires
Houghton Navigator (Huacaya)
Houghton Storm (Suri)

The rest of the Houghton Team took a number of other rosettes too. We couldn’t be prouder of our herd.

Now we are headed to our 3rd Alpaca show of the year and one of our favourites, the Heart of England. Good luck to those taking part and we can’t wait to see you all there!

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27th March 2015


It’s annual shearing time for a herd of almost 800 alpacas in Cambridgeshire, UK. Spring h

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Breeder/Farm Name:Alpacas of Wales
Herd Size:75
Contact Name:Susan Myerscough
Telephone Number:01545 590361
Nearest Town:Llandysul
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Address:Ty Gwyn
About this breeder:Well - we have done it - taken the plunge and moved lock stock & barrel from the truly lovely Teifi Valley which has been our home for 7 years, to the stunning Clettwyr Valley with it's panoramic views. After some time to settle in the animals all seem to have settled and to be very happy - dogs included!
We welcome all our friends and clients to our new home - just give us a call and we will be delighted to see you!

We started breeding our alpacas in 2003 with a small herd of 3 pregnant females, based in the beautiful Teifi Valley. It has been a challenge sometimes, but with the help and support of other breeders, careful selection of the best quality stud males and some additional purchases we are have about reached our optimum herd size. Our animals are part of the family and a real attraction for local people and neighbours who keep a watchful eye on the girls and their babies - they always notice a 'new face', and many know the names!!

We strongly believe that there are excellent alpacas and breeders in Wales, a positive treasure trove of knowledge about the animals and their fleece, and superb quality on offer for anyone wishing to start a herd or expand and improve their own herd.
Support your local breeder - why travel to England when there are several high quality established breeders right on your doorstep?!!
Latest News:March 2010
Spring appears to have Sprung, at least for a while and at least for long enough to help us all enjoy being outside! Our gorgeous girl Amai's Breeze has done it again - she took 1st Intermediate Fawn Female at the 2010 British Alpaca Futurity & went on to scoop the Fawn Female Colour Champion Sash!! We are very proud of her - photo is on our Breeder details! (Sire: Bozedown Minstrel)

Dec 2009
Well we have finally done it - moved lock stock and barrel to our new holding in the stunning Clettwr Valley (though it wasn't that simple or easy come to think of it !!!) - everyone has settled in and seems very happy, even the human!! Looking forward to our first Christmas in our new home and to a fun, interesting & successful 2010


Another Spring weekend and another Alpaca Show!
This was our first time at the South of England Show and we were thrilled to pick up a 4th place rosette in the Junior fawn female class with Breeze who was sired by Bozedown Minstrel; we also picked up a 1st place rosette with Tess, a stunning light fawn adult female sired by multi Futurity Champion, Bozedown Galaxy.


Well we are back from the SWAG Show - very tired but pleased with our rosettes!

Our lovely white stud male Bozedown Calidor took a 2nd place in the Senior White male class - he is holding his fleece characteristics and we are looking forward to having a bevy of lovely cria from him in 2009!

Bartholomew our super mid fawn suri boy had a 1st place rosette as a Senior Male Suri and his first cria in Wales will be on the ground this summer; shorn suris are notoriously difficult to judge and we were delighted that Judge Val Fullerlove could see the lock structure returning in Barty's fleece!

Cornwall  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Carthvean Alpacas
Herd Size:40
Contact Name:Julie Taylor-Browne
Telephone Number:01209 831672/07971 884712
Nearest Town:Helston
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Carthvean Farm
About this breeder:I have been breeding suris and huacayas since 2000. We have some very good lineages amongst the herd. I believe that alpacas and owners are happiest if the alpaca is used to being handled and therefore halter train all my alpacas. I work as an alpaca and llama trainer and have trained 1000s of humans and camelids on the easiest ways to work together. I offer a great aftercare and support service including training purchasers on handling methods. I am the UK distributor for Zephyr halters and training equipment.

Breeder/Farm Name:Sunnydale Alpacas
Herd Size:50
Contact Name:Peter Swann
Telephone Number:07966 132275
Nearest Town:Launceston
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Lowley Brook Farm
About this breeder:With over 10 years experience, and the largest herd in North Cornwall, we are well placed to provide an excellent service to our clients. Whether it be pets or flock guards, a starter herd or a selection of elite breeding females and studs, we have it all. Call us to arrange a visit, and start to fall in love with your new alpacas.

Breeder/Farm Name:Popham Alpacas
Herd Size:90
Contact Name:Gary & Felicia Sanders
Telephone Number:01752 843518/ 07812145902
Nearest Town:Saltash
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Popham Alpacas
Popham Farmhouse
About this breeder:Our objectives are to have top quality genetics available to alpaca breeders in the South-West especially Devon and Cornwall. To facilitate this we have made our own imports from Australia and backed these up with quality purchases made in this country.

Situated only 15 minutes from Plymouth, just off the Saltash to Callington road we are easily accessible and welcome visitors.

Alpaca sales, both breeding animals and pets,support and advice, stud services and a friendly voice at the end of the phone line.

Latest News:The end of 2013 approaches rapidly and now time to reflect on the year. The Popham show team won several championships in both Huacaya and Suri classes but the highlight was the double at Honiton where Popham Dancha was supreme Huacaya and Popham Jubilee supreme Suri both were fawn. This made us realise that our fawn animals are improving every year. The fawn cria of 2013 are also looking promising so why not give us a call and visit the farm.

Cumbria  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:WhyNot Alpacas
Herd Size:75
Contact Name:Robin & Caroline Sandys-Clarke
Telephone Number:01539 621246
Nearest Town:Sedbergh
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
About this breeder:
****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 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, as in previous years ever since its inauguration, we are looking forward to a successful two days at Cockermouth's Woolfest. As usual, we shall be taking both a selection of our home-bred alpacas and our home-grown alpaca products. In the past, the Public's interest in the alpacas has been phenominal. We hope to meet there as many friends ~ both old and new ~ as we have done in earlier years. See You There!

Also, once again, we are hoping to take a selection of alpacas, together with our own alpaca products, to the HOLKER HALL GARDEN FESTIVAL, near Cartmel, in early June. And we are confident that, once again, our stand will attract enormous interest from the Festival's many visitors***.

3. As we have done so successfully for several years past, we expect to take our animals and alpaca products to the Westmorland County Show on 10th September, and to several other local shows in and around Cumbria.




****ALPACA KNITWEAR: On-farm and On-line SHOP now in operation with a selection of wonderful products made from our own, home-grown fleece. Until you have seen and felt our ultra-special Baby Clothes, you ain't seen nuthin' yet!***

Breeder/Farm Name:Beck Brow Alpacas of Cumbria
Herd Size:120
Contact Name:Barbara Hetherington
Telephone Number:01768896105
Nearest Town:Carlisle
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Beck Brow
About this breeder:Beck Brow Alpacas of Cumbria is a family run alpaca farm, consisting of 50 acres set within the picturesque Eden Valley. We started breeding in 2008 and currently have 120 alpacas, with a further 40 agisted with us.

With 65 cria due next year, our herd will be growing considerably and we expect that a small number of our homebred alpacas will be offered for sale...please contact us if you are interested, as they seldom make the for sale list!

Our core herd has been selected to include some of the best genetics available and we are hoping for some lovely cria again from our 2016 crop.

We have had a very exciting time on the show circuit, with our stunning white male; Beck Brow Explorer winning multiple championship broad ribbons including 3 Supreme Championships. Explorer has gone on two sire numerous champions including 3 Supreme Champions.

The health and welfare of our alpacas is our top priority. All of the animals on our farm are known by their name and by their nature. Our alpacas are all well handled and as a result are extremely friendly. Visitors welcome.

Visit our website for further information and to read our blog.
Latest News:British Alpaca Futurity 2011

Beck Brow Explorer 3rd placed junior white male.

Silverstream Galaxt ET 2nd placed adult fawn fleece.

EP Cambridge Lady Gaga 2nd placed adult beige fleece.


Beck Brow Explorer 1st placed junior white male
Res Champion Junior white male

Waradene St. Patrick of EPC owned by Beck Brow 2nd placed adult fawn male

Anzac Viracocha Black Sabbath (co-owned) 1st placed adult black male

Breeder/Farm Name:Little Eskrigg Alpacas
Herd Size:16
Contact Name:John and Linda Heap
Telephone Number:01539 738759
Nearest Town:Kendal
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Little Eskrigg End Farm
Old Hutton
About this breeder:With over 10 years experience in breeding these beautiful animals, we can offer prospective owners a wealth of knowledge and assistance in every aspect of alpaca care and husbandry.

We currently have 4 stud males available for off-farm matings; Little Eskrigg Malibu (rose-grey), Brookfield Dominator (true black), Brookfield Warrior (true black) and Appledene Diamond Jubilee (med. fawn). These are all multi-prize winning studs producing top class cria.

Our alpacas give us a tremendous amount of pleasure and make us 'smile' and we are always willing to share this with anyone who would like to visit us.

Breeder/Farm Name:Moonlight Alpacas
Herd Size:75
Contact Name:Wendy J Price
Telephone Number:01539 824419
Nearest Town:Kendal
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Simgill Farm
About this breeder:Based near Kendal,Cumbria we breed Huacaya and Suri Alpacas, all are registered with BAS. We currently have 62 alpacas with an ever increasing herd. The herd is a mix of colours but mainly we have black, grey, rose grey and dark/med brown. Our first priority is animal welfare they are like our pets, we are hands on and encourage them to be at ease around people which in turn makes them friendly and easy to handle. Enjoying over 40 acres of grassland to roam around they have a stress free life and enjoy coming to call to meet people. Should you wish to visit us and meet our herd please contact us to make an appointment.

Breeder/Farm Name:Almapacas
Herd Size:12
Contact Name:Andrew Hipwell
Telephone Number:07917206152
Nearest Town:Kendal
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Station Inn

Denbighshire  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Mulberry Alpacas
Herd Size:20
Contact Name:Harry & Roz Edwards
Telephone Number:01978710224
Nearest Town:Ellesmere/Wrexham
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Mulberry Grange
Red Hall Lane
Higher Penley
About this breeder:We have a small, quality, herd of huacaya alpacas and welcome visitors by appointment.
Our experience and insight is greatly appreciated by many who are now regular visitors. We love working with our fleeces and look forward to running various courses in 2017/8
Our small showroom of products is usually open on Saturdays from 10.00 until 4.00 - we recommend you phone first.
Groups of visitors (usually up to 16 people) are most welcome by appointment.
Please enquire about our substantial stud services.(Black, Grey and White)
Keep an eye on our website.

Breeder/Farm Name:Sodom Hall Alpacas
Herd Size:49
Contact Name:Michael or Celia Berry
Telephone Number:01352 720382
Nearest Town:Bodfari
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Ty Newydd
About this breeder:Celia and Michael Berry have been breeding Alpacas in North Wales since 2002. Once we had our first alpacas sheared, we asked other breeders what they did with the fleeces and found "not a lot" was the usual answer. We decided to purchase the NorWEFT Mini-Mill and now offer Alpacas for sale, either as a starter herd or singly as additions to your herd, stud male services, plus fleece processing for our alpaca customers, and bespoke knitting of garments from your fleeces.

Derbyshire  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Farbrook Alpacas
Herd Size:50
Contact Name:Simon McMahon
Telephone Number:01298 213299
Nearest Town:Buxton
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Farbrook Farm
About this breeder:Simon and Gemma McMahon have been breeding alpacas in the Peak District since 1999. Our aims are to provide you with the knowledge and backup required to start a new alpaca business as well as the breeding stock that both suits your budget and the needs of your business.

And of course if you're not interested in alpacas as a business venture we have an excellent range of beautiful boys to grace your paddocks and enhance your life.

Breeder/Farm Name:Amber Valley Alpacas
Herd Size:15
Contact Name:Ingrid & Terry Ruston
Telephone Number:07971 525454
Nearest Town:Heage
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Meadow Farm
New Road
About this breeder:A friendly Family farm breeding Hucaya and Suri alpacas for over 10 years.
happy to recieve enquiries and visitors by appointment.

Breeder/Farm Name:Langley Alpacas
Herd Size:13
Contact Name:Angela Andersen
Telephone Number:07814 867756
Nearest Town:Derby
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Firs a Cottage
Adams Rd
Kirk Langley
About this breeder:We are a small alpaca farm breeding friendly well-handled cria. A full information and back up service is offered to all prospective purchasers especially newbys to the alpaca world. I guarantee you will be smitten with your Alpacas as they are very addictive. We endeavour to breed healthy good quality Alpacas always trying to improve each generation.

Breeder/Farm Name:Spinney Farm Alpacas
Herd Size:15
Contact Name:Norma Rickards
Telephone Number:07971798138
Nearest Town:Matlock
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Spinney Farm Slaley Lane Bonsall Matlock Derbyshire

Devon  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Cadenza Alpacas
Herd Size:19
Contact Name:Sue Ashmole
Telephone Number:0781 330 7506
Nearest Town:Torrington
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Cadenza Alpacas
South Hill Farm
Little Torrington
About this breeder:I am a self confessed alpacaholic, I have dreamed of owning alpacas since my first encounter with one in 2000. February 2014 saw my dream come true when my first four girls arrived. I now have eight breeding girls, four stud boys, two yearlings and five cria expected this summer. Having worked in agriculture all my life I have a sound animal husbandry knowledge, now being added to on a daily basis with alpaca experiences. My aim is to keep happy healthy alpacas and to promote the whole alpaca industry at all opportunities. Any sales will be backed with follow on support and back up and advice based on my own experience and wide range of book gleaned knowledge.I am passionate about alpacas and happy to talk to anybody like minded. If you are thinking of becoming an alpaca owner feel free to contact me, please.
Latest News:We finally have our first girl cria, born to Dorrie 12/08/2105 from Buddy. They have produced a lovely little chocolate girl with white socks

Breeder/Farm Name:Classical/MileEnd Alpacas
Herd Size:200
Contact Name:Rachel Hebditch/Chas Brooke
Telephone Number:01884 243579
Nearest Town:Tiverton
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Vulscombe Farm
Vulscombe Lane
EX16 8NB
About this breeder:Classical MileEnd is an experienced and professional alpaca stud farm now in its 15th year, offering outstanding genetics for alpaca breeders and fibre producers.

Heavy investment in show winning and proven genetics, with blood lines from Australia, Peru, USA and Canada places us in the top ranks of European alpaca breeders.

Please visit our website at or phone for a brochure.

We have for sale a wide range of breeding and non breeding stock at very competative prices, and a renowned mobile stud mating service using our selection of superb machos

In addition we provide many services to both new and existing clients including full pre and post sales advice and support, assistance in sale of their own stock when required, ultrasound pregnancy testing using our own state of the art equipment, training on routine husbandry and shearing.

The UK-Alpaca fibre collecting and processing company provides many fibre growers with a ready market for their fibre crop and a cheque on delivery!

The home of Alpaca World Magazine, the only independent full colour glossy quarterly magazine, completes the circle of facilities and services offered.

All visitors are most welcome to our farms to visit and view stock by appointment.

Latest News:CME Tulaco Centurion did it again in 2007 winning the Show Champion sash at the BAS Spring Show on March 17, 2907. Our new white male Alpaca Stud Jaquinto did well too and was White Male Champion. We expect to see the first Jaquinto cria on the ground in May and Centurion's first babies in the autumn.

Our stunning fawn male CME Tulaco Centurion came home from the first alpaca show of the year, the South of England Spring Show 2006, with the Supreme Champion Huacaya ribbon. This lovely boy is almost two and has just started working. His mother Ashley Grove Flamenco is a bit of a star too with the highest scoring fleece at the 2005 Royal Bath & West Show. His sire is Shanbrooke Accoyo Tulaco, imported and owned by Ron and Dianne Condon of the Shanbrooke Alpaca Stud, whose progeny are bringing home the ribbons in Australia.

MileEnd Gabriella, a fawn junior female, took the Reserve Colour Champion ribbon for fawn females. She is the grand daughter of our multi ribbon winning brown female Mile End Lucille and her sire is CME Benleigh Talisman, a grand son of the famous Australian sire Highlander. Mile End Lucille's 2005 cria CME Poseidon was second in the junior brown male class. He was sired by CME Shanbrooke Distinction.

CME Lysander, sired by CME Aztec Avalanche, took the second place rosette in a hotly contested Intermediate White male class. Our two white youngsters CME Hestia and CME Baccus took third and fourth in the junior white classes. Both youngsters were sired by CME Kurrawa Micah. The judge commented on their excellent conformation, typey heads, good bone and the exceptionally long staple length of their fleeces.

Congratulations to Di Davies of Alpha Alpacas whose black male, sired by our stud male CME Wyterrica Patrick, on the black Colour Championship ribbon at the South of England Show 2006.

Breeder/Farm Name:Mullacott Alpacas
Herd Size:40
Contact Name:Simon & Kate Brookes
Telephone Number:07540 050 969 or 0797 053 8998
Nearest Town:Ilfracombe
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Lower Mullacott Farm,
About this breeder:We have bred alpacas since the Mid 1990s and aim to breed about 15 cria per year. This allows all of our alpacas to get personal attention and gain confidence and trust of humans. We have a full range of colours and have five stud males, so are able to offer matings to unrelated males. We offer a full aftercare service with many purchasers coming back for shearing and further purchases. We will happily look after your alpacas for you, short or long term and while waiting for re-sale if necessary. Check out our latest news on Facebook (Mullacott Alpacas)

Breeder/Farm Name:Bearhouse Alpacas
Herd Size:70
Contact Name:Richard Harris
Telephone Number:07714 031 844/01395 597 693
Nearest Town:Sidbury
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:The Bearhouse
Sandcombe Wood
About this breeder:Bearhouse Alpacas, based in the beautiful Roncombe Valley near Sidbury in East Devon, are now in their ninth year of breeding huacaya alpacas. Suri breeding females and a suri stud male joined the now 70 strong herd in 2014. The alpacas can be seen grazing the 40 acres of rolling pasture land in this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Alpaca Trekking has become a regular attraction (see our website: and is available for alpaca enthusiasts wishing to take in the amazing views and take some exercise at the same time.

Quality breeding stock and alpacas as pets are for sale at: along with many alpaca products from the on-line shop including Double Knit and 4PLY alpaca wool in natural colours, alpaca socks, alpaca felt shoe/boot insoles, and raw alpaca fleece.

Bearhouse’ breeding programme, using studs from top herds, is tailored to ensure continued improvement in the quality of fibre for wool production and the high calibre of the breeding stock. 2013 saw the birth of the first appaloosa alpaca at Bearhouse Farm.

Not all our stock is shown on-line so please call us on:01395 597693 for information on alpacas for sale.

Follow us on Facebook: Bearhouse Alpacas and Twitter: @BearhouseA
Latest News:Summer 2014 has been busy with exports to Italy, Holland and Belgium. Alpaca Trekking is now a regular event adding another dimension to our farm, although we have sold a few trekkers! We'll be busy next spring training up this year's cria.

We will be at the River Cottage Food Fair this Bank Holiday weekend - 27th, 28th and 29th May. Come along and see the alpacas!

Devon County Show 2014

First prize in the adult fawn female class for Bearhouse Daisy. Alpaca judging continued through Saturday, despite the cancellation of the main show.

Alpaca Trekking In The Rolling Hills of East Devon

Spend a couple of hours with these beautiful animals, trekking through the East Devon Countryside from our farm outside Sidbury. Becoming an alpaca trekker will be an unusual, enjoyable and unforgettable experience. You will be able to take in the glorious scenery of the Roncombe Valley with its steep tracks and rolling hills, or an easier, but just as enjoyable walk, can be arranged. The tracks and pathways may be uneven and suitable footwear and clothing should be worn. Treks can be from 1 to 2 hours in duration and you are welcome to bring a picnic.

Cost? Adults £20 Children £10. Discounts available for larger groups.

Phone: 01395 597693 to book


The Prime Minister made an appearance at this year's North Devon Show, but was more interested in Jacob sheep than alpacas!

Still, it was worth the early start to the day for Bearhouse Alpacas, as we came away with five First Prizes, a Reserve Champion rosette and one second prize. We took six alpacas to the show and the results were as follows:

Bearhouse Kiara - 1st Prize - Brown Junior Female
Bearhouse Valentino - 1st Prize and Reserve Champion - Brown Senior Male
Bearhouse Daisy - 1st Prize - Fawn Intermediate Female
Bearhouse Herodotus - 1st Prize - Fawn Intermediate Male
Dreamfield King Louis - 1st Prize - White Adult Male
Bearhouse Roxy - 2nd Prize - White Intermediate Female

The Judge was Nick Harrington-Smith.

We're taking a rest from showing for this year now, apart from our local fair in Sidbury, but are very pleased with our 2013 results!


A good day on Thursday at our local show - The Honiton & District Agricultural Show. We came away with two first prizes - one for Bearhouse Valentino, our dark brown stud male and another 1st Prize for Bearhouse Kiara in the junior brown female class, a third for Dreamfield King Louis, our white stud male in the adult white class and fourths for Bearhouse Daisy in the Intermediate Fawn Female Class and Bearhouse Roxy in the Intermediate White Female Class. Judge was Catherine Lloyd from EP Cambridge Alpaca Stud.


This year’s Devon County Show attracted record numbers of people with sunshine throughout the three days, only a few spots of rain and almost a heat wave on the Saturday!

The alpacas were a very popular attraction with most of the top breeders from the South West showing their huacaya and suri alpacas. Many of these animals were fully fleeced for the show and will be pleased to be shorn as soon as possible now that some good weather has arrived. Shearing now will give enough time for some re-growth ready for the summer shows.

Sidbury based Bearhouse Alpacas did well with their small but select show team, winning a first prize with Bearhouse Kiara in the Junior Brown Female Huacaya class, a second prize for Bearhouse Aphrodite in the Intermediate Black Female Huacaya class, a second prize for Bearhouse Daisy in the Intermediate Fawn Female class and a second for Bearhouse Herodotus in the Junior Male Light Fawn class. All of these animals will now be up for sale on their website:

Follow Bearhouse Alpaca Farm on Twitter: @BearhouseA and on Facebook: Bearhouse Alpacas.


We have now sold out of haylage but still have hay available at £3.00 per bale. We can deliver for cost of fuel.
Please phone Richard Harris on 07714 031 844
for information.


After five years of breeding Bearhouse female alpacas with award winning stud males, the success of the long term breeding programme is undeniable in 2011.

This year has been an extremely pleasing year at the three shows where we exhibited our animals: The Devon County Show, The North Devon Show and The Honiton Show.
Bearhouse Alpacas won the ‘Best Small Breeder’ award at the Devon County Show in May, with a 1st, a 2nd and two 3rd prizes and was then awarded three 1st prizes and three Reserve Champion rosettes, plus a 2nd and 3rd prize at the North Devon Show in August.

The string of successes culminated in two year old Bearhouse Valentino (sired by solid black – Classical Ikon) winning 1st prize in the adult black male class and then overall ‘Champion Black Male Huacaya’ at the 121st Honiton and District Agricultural Show, billed as the largest one day agricultural show in England. Bearhouse Alpacas also won another 1st, two 2nds and a 3rd prize at the Show.

The best in agriculture was on display at the Honiton Show, with local farmers and breeders showcasing their sheep, cattle, poultry as well as alpacas, to crowds of more than 18,000.

Bearhouse Valentino is now working at stud at Bearhouse Farm - his first cria are due Autumn 2012.


If you would like to buy an alpaca/alpacas but do not have anywhere to keep it/them, we can take care of it/them here at Bearhouse Farm.


If you would rather not buy on-line, please visit us here at the farm in Sidbury or buy our wool and felt from the Spar Shop, Jet Garage, Turk's Head, Honiton, Devon EX14 1BQ. You can also phone us here at the farm on 01395 597693 to place an order. Many thanks.

Breeder/Farm Name:Laurel Farm Alpacas
Herd Size:30
Contact Name:Geraldine Thomas
Telephone Number:01460 220763
Nearest Town:Axminster
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
About this breeder:Laurel Farm is a family run alpaca breeding business we established in 2004 with a small foundation herd of females bred in the UK. Numbers have increased from births within the herd and imported alpacas specially selected for their ability to enhance the quality of the herd.

The majority of the alpacas for saleat Laurel Farm now have been bred on farm from the original start up herd and their progeny. As part of our breeding programme we aim for the best quality fleece combined with alpacas of moderate size so that they are easy to handle.

Latest News:

1st March 2017

After a busy Christmas we are coming into the quiet time for sales of knitwear and yarn so we are now offering a click and collect or phone and collect service for customers who live or are holidaying locally. This will give our customers a chance to see and compare all our products before making a final decision on what to buy. As well as allour usual alpaca hand knits - beanie hats - extra beanie hats - bobble hats - scarves - cowls, we also have a selection of alpaca yarn, festival throws, beach wraps, pet stuiff, alpaca socks and more.

Customers from further affield can still order online at

From May 1st we will be holding open days when you can interact with the alpacas, see all our lovely alpaca and other products and have the opportunity to have a nice relaxed cuppa whilst enjoying the lovely views.

18th October 2016

We currenty have three potential stud males for sale but we are not expecting to have any more available for sale for some time as we have downsized our herd.

20th June 2016

Two new male alpaca cria have arrived and they both look stunning. They are both dark brown and their fleece looks excellent at the moment. They are very cute and cuddly looking. See Laurel Farm blog for photos.

18th June 2016
Four more alpaca ladies in waiting due o give birth any day now. They are enjoying their dust bath and starting to look very expectant alpacas.

5th June 2016

Only three young male alpacas for sale now at the bargain price of £350 each as pets. Suitable for breeding as they are good quality animals, subject to an additional charge for transferring them on the pedigree register. We are down sizing our herd for retirement and just keeping a few to enhance our quality of life by just looking attractive in the field.

1st June 2016

First alpaca birth of 2016. Nina has given birth to a beautiful dark brown male cria. His Grandsire,Pedro, was bred on the farm and was show winner with many rosettes.

30th May 2016

Only two pregnant female alpacas left now available for sale.

29th May 2016

Perdita (pregnant female alpaca) has now been sold. We still have a couple of female alpacas and a few young male alpacas available

21st May 2016

Still in waiting. We are going to a birthday party this afternoon so our neighbours are keeping watch for a few hours. We will be selling some females with their cria at foot when the time comes, so watch our sales page later in the summer.

20th May 2016

Ladies in Waiting - two of our females are due to give birth any time now. Although we have experienced pleny of births in our years as alpaca breeders, it is still an exciting and (sometimes) anxious time. The arrival of a beautiful perfect cria is always worth it.

13th May 2016

We have now opened our shop in the barn. We havwe much more space and as well as our lovely soft alpaca yarn and hand knitted hats, mittens and scarves, we are selling brightly coloured throws from Peru which are ideal for picnics, festivals or just to make your home look exotic and colourful.

We now have a range of pet carriers, bedding and vet bed cut to order as well as coats and toys.

We have downsized our herd but still have a few alpacas for sale at very reasonable prices.

Why not come and visit and see for yourself.

22ndFebnruary 2016

We now have 6 females (most pregnant) and 5 entire males available in our retirement sale. See our For Sale page for more details.

4th February 2016

We are about to wean last year's cria and that means that we now have remaining in our herd dispersal sale: 11 females - some pregnant and all but one born between June 2011 and June 2015. One older female was born 2007. There are also eight entire males available born between 2012 and 2015. Guide price for all the females is £8250 and for the boys £4000 or £11,000 for the entire herd. Buyer would be responsible for collection. All will be up to date with vaccination and routine husbandry. Phone Geraldine on 01460 220763 or 07951 553253.

15th November 2015

Despite the apalling weather we have sold several alpacas. Only five pregnant females with cria, 2 Pregnant females, 7 in tact males and 1 wether remaining.

8th October 2015

Alpacas - Retirement Sale. Small pedigree herd to be sold preferably as one lot but would consider splitting. 7 Pregnant Females with cria at foot (2 male cria and 5 female cria), 2 Pregnant Females,
2 Yearling Females (one mated and spitting off) 6 in tact adult males, 1 yearling male. All adults but one 8 year old female are between 3 and 4 years old. Phone 01460 220763 or 07951 553253.

17th September

Our farm shop is now open Thursday to Saturday 11.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Christmas. Meet the alpacas in the paddock next door.

1st September 2015

Visit our stall and meet the alpacas at Chardstock Street Fayre - Sasturday 5th September. Wool, hand knits, socks, brightly coloured Peruvian throws, bags and more.

17th August 2015

Don't forget your alpaca socks. We seem to be selling lots of bed socks at the moment. Must be campers!!

13th August 2015

We will be taking some of our lovely male alpacas to the Chardstock Street Fayre on Satuday 5th September. We will also be selling our hand made alpaca products and yarn. All in aid of charities.

12th August 2015

All our alpaca fleece has now been send to the mill or has been siold. We have 3 x 2k bags of Gotland Sheep fleece available to hand spinners. £18 per bag. Phone Geraldine on 07951553253.

7th July 2015

Lovely soft, fine alpaca fleece now being sorted to go to the mill for spinning. Last chance for hand spinners to buyfrom this year's clip.

1st July 2015

Another black cria - this one is a female and she is called Anastasia. She seems rather delicate but is nevertheless joining in with the other sturdier cria when they pronk around the paddocks. Currently sorting this year's fleece to send off to the mill. Hand spinners can purchase at £10 per kilo for a limited period.

26th June 2015

Alpaca fleece and Gotland Sheep fleece now available.

17th June 2015

Another healthy cria arrived this morning - handsome black male called Cusi (Inca for Joy). Mother and baby doing well.

15th June 2015

Colin, the shearer, came this morning. Luckily the weather was fine and the sun came out in time to green the newly shorn alpacas.

11th June 2015

Two more females born yesterday. One is light fawn and the other white. See Laurel Farm Blog for photos. Contact us to buy high quality young males.

30th May 20q15

First of this year's cria born. A black male with lovely soft fleece and brown female - not yet dry!! See Laurel Farm Alpacas Blog for pics.

21st May 2015

New in our farm shop - picnic blankets/throws, brightly coloured bags, hats and bright coloured cargo pants.

20th May, 2015
See our blog for the latest lamb pics. We will be at River Cottage on Saturday and Sunday with some alpacas and our alpaca products.

6th May 2015

Gotland sheep triplets born. Total 8 lambs from 4 ewes. Looking forward to alpaca births starting later this month.

27th April 2015

Book your Gotland lambs now. Young male alpacas also for sale. See our Sales page.

22nd April 2015

New arrivals on the farm - two sets of twins born to our Gotland ewes. The Gotlands have lovely fleece and the lambs so far are black with lovely soft fleece.

10th April 2015

We have a number of young potential stud males for sale. Ready to work now. See our sales page.

28th February 2015

This website and our Alpacastuff online shop website have been revamped and brought up to date so that they can easily be viewed on tablets and phones as well as conventional computers. As well as our popular Country Socks we now also stock Walking Socks and Short Socks. The walking socks are 75% alpaca and are ideal for walking, climbing, and hiking because alpaca fibre does not absorb moisture like other fibre and therefore bacteria does not cling to them readily and make them smell. Short socks are 55% alpaca and ideal to wear with smart shoes or trainers. These and much more are available in our farm shop at Laurel Farm or online from Alpacastuff.

30th January 2015

There is not much good grass left in the home paddocks so after securing the fencing where the ram escaped and checking the entire boundary, we felt we could risk sending the male alpacas and all the sheep down to the winter paddocks. Although the grass down there will not be very nourishing this time of year, at least there is plenty of it. Mike moved the old stock trailer down there so the hay and feed can be stored down there, saving a lot of wear and tear on the muddy tracks.

16th January 2015

At last some dry weather. The alpacas have all become used to feeding in the barn and so they roll up at about 4 p.m. when I put the chickens away. We also keep their water just inside the barn in a raised trough. It is very convenient and it means that the food is eaten or guarded so that no vermin get a chance over night. The cat is also on duty. It all helps with bio-security.

2nd January 2015

All the alpacas are in the home paddocks now and with the recent frosty mornings are pleased to be chomping their way through the hay, although they still like the grass when it has defrosted. We are looking forward to a really great 2015 and wish the same for all our friends and customers.

28th December 2014

Back to normal after a really good family Christmas and business in the Laurel Farm shop was really going well. New ideas in the pipeline for the spring holiday makers.

24th December 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Laurel Farm Alpacas.

18 December 2014

Just arrived - jute bags. Small ones which are ideal as gift bags and larger shopping bag size. Lovely soft cream alpaca scarves nearly sold out. See the online shop.

11 December 2014

New in our farm shop Alpaca Bedsocks. Pretty pink and blue in small (4 - 7) size and basic cream in small, medium and large. They are very attractive and lovely and warm.

3rd December 2014

Our alpaca bedsocks have sold out. New stock arriving soon in pink, blue and cream. All available in our farm shop at Tytherleigh, Devon or online at Alpacastuff.

25th November 2014

In addition to our scented candles we now have delightful hand made soaps in the Alpacastuff shop. They are only available to visitors to the farm and not online as yet. Oatmeal, rose, honey and almond are just a few of the treats in store.

21st November 2014

Henning III our new Gotland ram (half share) arrived yesterday and is settling in well. We are hoping for a good crop of lambs in the spring to help graze the bottom fields and give fleece to sell or use - we have not decided on that yet. The ram will be over-wintering with us when he has serviced the ewes. He will have to be a sheep friend for our male alpacas as we have no other rams.

20th November 2014

New in our alpaca farm shop hand made cowls made from our own alpaca yarn! Only in champagne at the moment but can be made to order in any of our natural colours. See the alpaca yarn on our Alpacastuff website.

16th November 2014

We ran a condition check over the male alpacas today and decided that it is time to give them some extra hay and protein feed. The grass has lasted longer than usual, but some of the goodness has gone out of it now. We are also taking dung samples to check for fluke (even though we have already taken preventative measures) and other parasites.

15th November

We have sold out of our home made alpaca scarves. We are busy making some more ready for next week. As soon as they are ready the online stock will be adjusted.

14th November 2014

The Sheep have been released into the wild again after being confined to the barn whilst their fleece was growing back a bit. They have loved the company of the alpacas and so we have been letting them run with the females. They were all a bit bedraggled today because of intermittent showers, but most of the time they seemed happy enough.

11th November 2014

Our Gotland sheep complement the alpacas in that they graze the areas that the alpacas disdain. They also have excellent fleece which we are currently selling to hand spinners at £14 per kilo.

8th November 2014

The alpacas are using the barn more and more as the November rain kicks in. Our "pet" Gotland sheep ewes were shorn yesterday and are being kept in the barn until enough fleece grows back to keep them warm. They are shorn twice a year.

3rd November 2014

I was checking the October shop takings with last year and found that we had no takings at all in October last year because the roof had been blown off in the gales and terrific rainstorms, so we had to close for a while to repair and regroup. It has been a different story this year with more visitors and more sales.

Latest addition to the shop - hand made scented candles and hand made soap - just in time for Christmas presents.

The alpacas love coming up to the paddock near the shop as they get a bit of a treat to entice them to meet visitors, so it is heads up when another car is driven in.

7th October 2014

This is the time of year given the damp warm weather, when Liver Fluke can attack livestock, so we have been drenching our alpacas to try and protect them from this parasite.

9th October 2014

The last of our sock delivery has arrived. We now have a selection of Country Socks (Knee length) Walking socks (cushion soles) and dress socks (short).

3rd October 2014

We have just received a delivery of short alpaca socks which will be added to the online shop stock tomorrow.

2nd October 2014

We opened the shop again today after our break. The alpacas who come into the paddock next to the shop when it is open, did not need to be asked twice. I think they sensed that there was some lovely fresh grass up there, or maybe thought there was a chance they would be fed by visitors, which quite often happens.

I thought it was a bit early for Christmas sales, but was surprised that I sold a calendar and three cards today. As there is no storage space for extra stock, I usually put everything out on display when it arrives.

1st October 2014

The farm shop will be reopening tomorrow with our usual range of 100% pure alpaca yarn, hand knits, colorful alpaca throws from South America, gifts and cards. Alison's Animals 2015 Calendars now in stock. A selection of our pretty alpacas will be happy to meet you in the paddock next to the shop.

26th September 2014

We have closed the farm shop until 2nd October when we will introduce autumn/winter opening hours. Thursday to Saturday 11.30 - 5p.m. (or dusk). As ever, we will of course be available to show customers our alpacas for sale, and are happy to open the farm shop for customers who have made the journey specially.+

12 September 2014

I am in the process of updating our Alpacastuff website now that the summer is drawing to a close. There are new products and new photos so click on the online store button to see what we have in store.

30th August 2014

We now have six young intact male alpacas for sale, ready to work. See our Sales Page.

18th August 2014

The footfall in our little farm shop has increased nicely over the past few weeks and the extra shelving I bought for the Honiton show has come in very useful as a display for our new range of walking socks. There has also been quite a lot of interest in the alpacas and visitors love to sit with their cup of tea, coffee or an ice cream and watch them quietly grazing. If they are too far away for a photograph I try to tempt them closer by shaking a bucket of food and some people enjoy the experience of walking in the paddock and the patient ones are investigated by the alpacas with a wary sniff or two.

8th August 2014

Sadly our day at Honiton Show did not go well. The FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) Marquee had next to no footfall. The boring FSB banners made it look like a hospitality tent, and probably most people assumed that it was an insurance company or, maybe, solicitors.

Also East Devon Council had a stand next to us and their banners completely blocked sight of our stand and all the other stands on the same side of the marquee.

Whatever the reason the footfall was extremely low and none of the exhibitors had a good day, even though the avenue outside was crowded.

It was more frustrating because the craft marquee next door was heaving. I did not think we qualified for the craft section as about 50% of our products are hand made from our own alpaca yarn, but the rest is bought in. On visiting the Craft Marquee, I found that many of the stands had a similar mixture and so we would have qualified in that section.

18th July 2014

We have made the final payment for our stand at the Honiton Show. We will be in the FSB marquee with our own alpaca yarn, hand knitted garments as well as colourful throws, scarves and shawls from South America. We have been unable to find out what the footfall is likely to be in the marquee so it is difficult to estimate how much stock to take!! My friend, Pam is full on with the hand knitting and I am making as many scarves as possible on the knitting machine. Fingers crossed for dry weather on the day.

16th July 2014

We are currently waging a war against Himalayan Balsam. It is a prolific week which was imported and is overpowering some of our native plants, leaving just bare earth when it dies back in autumn. Luckily most of it is along our ditches and behind the stock fencing, so even if it is bad for alpacas, they should not be able to get at it easily. We try not to use chemicals so between us we are pulling it up and strimming it.

12th July 2014

We had a great day at Uplyme today. The weather was kind and the promised rain did not start until we got home!! The alpaca boys behaved very well and were not too worried by it all, and we sold a surprising amount considering it is summer time and was quite hot!! This bodes well for our latest adventure which is a stand in the FSB marquee at Honiton Show in August.

11th July 2014

We are off to Uplyme Summer Show and Country Fair tomorrow. We will be taking three or four young male alpacas as well as some of our shop stock.

10th July 2014

New to the farm shop - we now have alpaca walking socks with cushion soles. They come in red, black, cream and dark green. Will be online at soon.

8th July 2014

Now that the school holidays are nearly upon us we are opening the farm shop for longer hours and bringing the female alpacas and their cria up to the paddock next to the shop so that visitors can see the bearers of our exceptional soft fleece and enjoy seeing and buying their lovely yarn and hand knitted accessories, like hats, scarves, throws and more.

Our visitors seem to love being so near to the alpacas and often Dad and the children will happily gaze or take photos whilst Mum can rummage uninterrupted in the shop. At last the dogs are getting used to the chime which goes off in the house when anyone enters the gate. This is partly due to the fact that on a windy day the hedge moves and quite often sets the chimes off, so now it is difficult for the dogs to know what is a true visitor and what is a false alarm, and partly because the novelty of people coming in and out has worn off.

24th June 2014

Petra as a weanling managed to clear three 4ft fences to get back to her Mum. She has grown into one our our biggest alpacas and was really quite flightly when being handled, although being in the barn so much during the recent horrible winter has made her much calmer and more co-operative than she used to be. Hence I was not surprised that well past the expected due date she was still acting as though she was pregnant by spitting off the male. First of all I thought she was just being her old self, but when she wandered over to the water trough which they use as a bathing station with a lump coming out of her bottom, I realised that she was trying to give birth. There must have been a clerical error when entering her mating date!!

We now have a lovely light fawn healthy male with a devoted mother, despite a difficult birth. See Laurelfarm for more details.

9th June 2014

Milk bandit, Angelina, was being rejected by her Mother. Nina, one of our favorite female alpacas has had five cria, so it was unusual that she was not looking after her properly. She has now been treated for possible mastitis and has had medication to improve her milk flow. See for the whole story.

3rd June 2014

We have currently six young in tact males for sale and one working stud male. We are retaining our remaining females as breeding stock for our own herd until next year.

30th May 2014

Angelina is an amazingly bright white cria who was born on the 21st May. She is quickly catching up with Annie our first born cria of 2014 and they are often seen running around together, although sometimes the younger adult females try to join in and it puts them off a bit, which is a shame.

Her fleece is exceptionally soft but does not have as much crimp as I would like, whereas Annie's definitely has the wow factor.

See Laurelfarm for more details.

19th May 2014

Annie is doing well - see photos on our blog. Laurelfarm Also we have made our first alpaca sales of the year. A little later than usual, but still much appreciated. Two males are going as chicken guards and one pregnant female is also leaving us for new pastures.

9th May 204

The first cria of 2014, Annie, was born this morning to our oldest alpaca, Citrine. Mother and baby are doing well. See the farm blog for a photo.

4th May 2014

We should have believed our alpacas when they became agitated and ran up and down their paddock. They must have seen the fox in the next field who took one of the hens. We usually have some alpacas in the same paddock as the hens but have been resting the grazing. Needless to say they will be returning to guarding duties tomorrow.

13th April 2014

Quality young male alpacas for sale at bargain prices. See our for sale page for special deal on a trio of males. Coming soon in the farm shop - ice cream and cold drinks.

9th April 2014

We have started on our new venture - willow trees in our acre of wetlands. The alpacas and sheep loved the willow leaves so we have had to run an electric fence round the saplings to protect them. Willow is a natural wormer, so we might let them have some access once the trees are established. See our blog for photos etc:

3rd April 2014

Our farm shop is now open Tuesday to Saturday 11.30 a.m. to 3.30p.m. weather and farm duties permitting. As we are only a two man band we sometimes have to deal with alpaca issues and of course our lovely animals have to come first. We have given up opening when the weather is really bad as we have to batten down the hatches and bring the signs in for safety reasons. We would not be very popular if one of our A boards went into the road!! So, if you are coming specially, it is a good idea to phone ahead.

24th March 2014

We have a new arrival. Nanook is a lovely young white male with excellent fleece and we are hoping that when he matures he will bring some valuable new genetics into our herd. Our alpacas have really soft fine fleece but from time to time we need to add a new ingredient to the mix, so to speak. See our blog for photos.

18th March 2014

Today we set up the last of our young females with Pedro, our beautiful dark brown stud male. He will stay in the paddock with his young female alpacas so that we can expect his quality progeny next spring. This means that shortly all our females will be pregnant and ready for sale or to increase our herd back to its normal size.

12th March 2014

See our For Sale page for a new special package deal on quality young in tact males.

10th March 2014

We have just moved all our alpacas to fresh grazing and given them a preventative treatment against fluke, which is a parasite that thrives in wet conditions and can cause fatal liver damage to livestock. We also treated the sheep and when we put the goats out they will be dosed as well.


The sun is out at last and for the second day in a row the female alpacas and the ewes have been able to graze the paddock around the farm shop, which is closed for repairs. They have also managed to destroy my containers full of plants, which I forgot to remove. We have to keep the farm gate locked whilst they are up there, as there is nothing else to stop the animals walking on to the road. We cannot risk someone walking in and forgetting to shut the gate, or leaving it insecure. See our blog for some happy photos .

Whilst we are waiting for Nick's (Influenza) and Mike's (Irregular Heatbeat) health and the weather to improve the shop remains shut, so we decided it would be a good idea to let the female alpacas and the Gotland sheep graze in that paddock.

Not a simple as it sounds because the hedges are laid in the traditional way and would be alpaca proof especially as we have a long Devon Bank across the frontage to the main road, but we were not so sure about the sheep. Nick only did the hedges at the end of last year and so they have yet to thicken, leaving a couple of places where a determined ewe could access the road. Mike and I spent a happy hour untangling some netting and making a temporary block in both the top corners.

See for the rest of the farm news.

At last there has been a break in the weather which coincided with Nick, our once a week helper, being on the farm. With his help in holding them I managed to take some new photos of our male and female alpacas for sale. This is a serious business so the photos need to look professional, but there are some really funny shots of Nick trying to stand up on the wet ground. In one he looks as though he is dancing with his alpaca. They have been cropped for display on the for sale pages, but I think I will try to find the dance one to go on the blog!!


Having the alpacas in the barn makes it very easy to carry out routine husbandry and Nick and I trimmed all the female alpacas' feet and the ewes', followed by a dose of ADE vitamin drench (to help compensate for the lack of outdoor light) before they were released for a bit of exercise and fresh air.

It is still almost impossible to stand still in some areas of the farm without getting stuck in the mud and I am sure I am developing a duck waddle. If only I had four legs.

See our blog for photos and the rest of the news.

The alpacas have been mainly indoors this winter because of the terrible wet weather here in the West Country but the last couple of days it has been possible to leave them out to get some exercise and enjoy the winter grass (not the best). It also saves them from going stir crazy and getting grumpy with each other.

They are very keyed in to their daily feed now and this afternoon I went into the barn casually for some reason only to be joined suddenly by galloping sheep and alpacas all hoping to get there first. I had all the dogs out and they were rummaging in the straw in the barn and so the herd was quite surprised to come face to face with four collie dogs in their living quarters, so they all turned tail and galloped back out.

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After photographing all the young male alpacas for sale last week, Nick and I trimmed the female alpacas' topknots to make them smarter and took photographs of them for our alpaca sale page as well. The photos are on our for sale page but check out our blog too!!

See for the rest of the farm news.

Cria (juvenile alpacas) can often be seen pronking at dawn and dusk. This usually starts off with one youngster pronking (similar to a canter in a horse) and is quickly joined by one or two and usually then all the youngsters in the herd. They go at a considerable speed and obviously enjoy themselves. It is probably to exercise their limbs as much as anything but it looks like really good fun.

I cannot remember seeing adult alpacas doing this. They gallop if they are running away from trouble or to food but do not pronk!! Yesterday, however, first the adult females in one field and then the adult and yearling males in the adjoining field decided to have a pronking session!! It was lovely to see and it is nice to know that even adult livestock have childish impulses. I can only think that they got the wind (quite blustery) under their tails!!

This afternoon there was a sudden blast of wind which is probably the pre-cursor of the forecast gales and the whole herd galloped up from the bottom of the field and seemed relieved when we ushered them into the barn or their shelter. Obviously a more serious form of exercise and not for fun either!!

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We left it as long as possible before ordering more hay and straw for the alpacas in the hope that we could pick a dry day and one when Nick was here to help. The hay loft is wonderful but high so we have a system between three of us.

Michelle from a neighbouring farm delivered a load of 50 small bales of hay and 10 bales of straw. She drives a huge tractor and trailer as if it was a mini!!

She threw the bales down and Nick and I piled them on the barn floor. After Michelle left Nick went up into the hayloft and Mike was below with our tractor. My job was to load three bales at a time into the tractor bucket for Mike to lift up to Nick in the loft to unload. It went very smoothly but we were all ready for a break and a cuppa. The cat took the opportunity to have a cuddle on my lap.

See our blog for photos and the rest of the news.

When we first moved on to our 15 acres to farm alpacas it was completely derelict and amongst other things we spent a lot of money on really good stock fencing for our alpacas. We expected them to last for many years, but this year we are having to demolish a large percentage because they have rotted making them unsafe and/or ineffective.

Our friends, Clive and Elaine, cam to stay for the weekend and put in a lot of work to start the process. We intend to end up with two fields each split into two so that we can divide males and females. The small paddocks dividing various classes of alpacas, which we used when our herd was bigger, will disappear.

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Time for the alpacas routine vaccinations. They have been grazing outside during the day for a few hours to give them a chance to stretch their legs and to give us a chance to muck out. To help prevent infection it is advisable to give any sort of injection when the skin and fleece is dry (unless of course it is an emergency).
With the sudden showers and heavy downpours it has been difficult to find a time when the alpacas are dry and it is convenient for us to carry out this procedure.

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The place looks strangely deserted in the mornings these days because all the alpacas are kept in over night in their various shelters to protect them from this winter's uncertain and vicious weather. It is a shame that they missed the beautiful start of the day today but they soon made up for lost time when they finally stepped out at about 9 a.m.

These photos show the dawn view from the balcony in our bedroom and include a recent visitor who sits on the fence for quite a while every morning occasionally pouncing on some poor unsuspecting creature for breakfast. Unfortunately even with the zoom on my little camera I could not get a really good shot of the buzzard.

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The problem with the goats' feet made us have a rethink and whilst Mike was having his routine blood test this morning, I introduced the older male alpacas, Anchor, Pedro and Spirit to the yearlings. They have been sniffing each other over the fence for ages and so when I put them in a paddock together they hardly noticed.

I then moved the goats into their shelter which I had cleaned up and added lovely dry clean straw for their comfort. It was easy to move the goats up the long race. I just showed them the bucket of feed and they were putty in my hands. My only concern was the proximity of their long horns. Not that they meant me any harm, but they find food extremely exciting!! I hope a stay in the dry, without access to the wet grass, will help their poorly feet to return to normal. When I looked in a little later they certainly seemed very much at home. The chickens have not ventured in yet, but I am sure they will eventually. They will probably use the horns to perch on.

When Mike returned we moved the wheeled hay rack out of the alpaca yearlings' shelter and put up some wall racks to make more room and when the rain came Dolly and I herded them all in. They were quite keen when they saw the buckets of alfalfa waiting for them and I listened carefully when I went up to shut the farm gates and there was no noise, so presumably they were all happy together.

This will make it much easier because with the goats housed indoors and only two lots of alpacas instead of three there will be a lot less mileage in the muddy fields.

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The weather in the West Country has been appalling and we have kept the alpacas in shelters or in the barn for most of the time, letting them out to exercise and get a few rays whenever possible. They have all learnt to recognise the shake of a bucket and rush to return to their abode whenever summoned thus. The girls in the barn make a bee-line to get back in as soon as it starts raining. The four Gotland sheep are in with them and they are worse than the goats for eating, so if I do have a bucket in my hand I have to hang on for dear life and dish out the contents before being mugged.

The chickens are enjoying the alpacas being kept in because it means lots of straw and hay lying around with plenty of seeds for them to scratch around for. We have to cover up the wheelbarrows if there is any hay on them or it all ends up on the floor, having been thoroughly scrutinised for the slightest tasty morsel

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The weather has been extremely wet and windy down here for the last few days, with a few hours of calm and brightness in between. since the alpacas do not get a chance to dry in between I have gone back to shutting them in at night. Until last year we never felt the need to get them in at all, but the winter was so severe that we had the main herd in the barn, but this year with our fewer numbers I am keeping them in their paddocks but enticing them into their shelters with a feed just before dark so that I can at least make sure they are not exposed to the wind and rain over night. It is not a bad thing as it forces me to go do the rounds morning and night so that I will spot any fallen trees, broken fences etc: caused by the storms.

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Even the alpacas were surprised to hear Victor, our resident cockerel. He has has finally achieved it. For ages he has been croaking. Then he developed a "cock-a-dooerrr" but this morning he gave forth a true Cock-a-doodle-doo! Luckily it was about 9.30 a.m. and even then it was not too raucous, so fingers crossed he will remain conservative in his vocal efforts. I think it will be a mixture of crowing and croaking for a while yet.

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Alpacas are our main farming interest, but our other animals including the chickens also have their place. They pay for themselves and make a bit of profit too.

Chicken Licken (ours, not the story book one) is now an ex chicken. The first signs that she was poorly were that she was easily knocked over by the other chickens and on one occasion I saw her actually somersault. On Friday she became lethargic and had obviously lost interest even in eating, which was her favourite hobby. By yesterday she was not really with us and we made a comfortable bed for her in the shed where I store the straw for the henhouse.
This morning I thought she was dead but she chortled very slightly, so I just let her rest on until later when she finally breathed her last.

Originally a battery hen, she was the sole survivor of a fox attack a few years ago (when I accidentally left the door to the henhouse open over night) and my friend Pauline taught her to be cute and feed from her hand. From then on she thought she should have access to all of our property including the kitchen if we were not careful. She was often seen riding in the land rover or the back of the quad bike.

All the other hens are all right, but they only lay eggs, they are not friends!!

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Having reduced our herd of alpacas this year we are taking the opportunity to re-brand the business with greater emphasis on the wonderful alpaca products that are available both from our own alpacas and from South America. Our on line shop has been revamped and the Christmas Market was a re-launch for the farm shop.

We will always have our own alpaca wool and our practical, classic hand knitted products but there is also a place for the lovely bright colours available from South America .

The new borns in the spring will revitalise the herd and continue to provide lovely soft fleece for spinning. I just love the baby alpaca fleece which is the softest of all.

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All went to plan for our Christmas Market with lots of visitors for most of the morning. The cars started to pour in at 10.30 a.m. and it was really busy up until lunch time when it started to quiet down. The farm animals, alpacas, sheep and chicken all behaved well and were quite a draw especially for the children.

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With the Christmas season nearly upon us the alpacas' wool and the garments we make from them are at their most popular. Our online shop is doing well and we expect the Christmas Market on Sunday 1st December will give us a kick start in the farm shop.

The weather should be dry for Sunday, so fingers crossed we will have plenty of visitors to make it worth while for the stallholders and, of course, for our own shop.

The barn will be full of interesting stalls from pottery and handmade walking sticks to soap and goats cheese with patchwork, bunting, natural Christmas decorations, fabric goods, cakes and preserves and more in between.

As we do not dye our own alpaca wool, we have introduced a range of fair trade alpaca throws, scarves and shawls in vibrant colours to complement our own classic and practical hand knits. Our alpaca socks are, as always at this time of year, selling well and now that most of our building work has been completed the farm is looking quite neat and tidy. 29.11.2013

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Just before I was about to close the farm shop today a car pulled in and four young men emerged. They wandered down the drive as I wandered up and I made the observation that I presumed they were not interested in the shop and they confirmed that they were more interested in the alpacas.

As usual when visitors particularly want to see them the alpacas had removed themselves to a lower paddock, so I offered to bring them up so they could see them at close quarters. They were really pleased and so I called Dolly the dog out to help me move them.

As luck would have it Dolly acted like a participant in One Man and His Dog on this occasion. (Sometimes of course it can go horribly wrong)! She listened to my voice and whistle commands and casually herded the eight young males up the paddock and through two gateways. She then lay down to block the second gateway whilst the visitors took photos and generally enjoyed the experience. When I felt that the alpacas had settled down I called Dolly back and raised my hand in a wave as Dolly and I walked away.

One of the boys waved back and shouted "I have got to say that your dog is awesome." so what I always knew is now official!!

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We are making the most of the weather to prepare for the winter ahead. We sent the three older male alpacas who normally free-range around the house and barn areas down the race which separates our paddocks from the perimeter fence. The grass was in need of a trim up and the boys enjoyed the fresh grazing but after a couple of days they kept coming back up to the gate in the hope that they could access their normal shelter and, I think, be part of the "family" including the yearling alpacas, dogs and chickens. They are now back in their home territory and enjoying being Lords of all they Survey again. See the photos on our blog.

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We have been gradually working our way through the routine husbandry for the alpacas and finally finished by trimming their toe nails. It was a nice easy job as they are all well behaved and the wet weather has kept the nails soft and easy to cut. Sometimes in long spells of dry weather the nails seem to be as hard as stone.

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With the wet warm weather that we are experiencing, the warnings are out that liver fluke is becoming a problem for sheep and alpacas in the area. The liver fluke is a flatworm with a complex lifecycle which relies on moisture and warm temperatures for survival,

Acute infestation can cause livestock deaths if the parasite is left to multiply unchecked. Sheep of all ages are equally susceptible, with the most acute forms of infestation observed during the autumn. Alpacas can also carry this parasite, especially if they are grazing on wetlands . We have a spring in the winter paddocks and quite a large marshy area, which is particularly attractive when the marsh orchids are in bloom.

As a precaution we drench our alpacas against fluke three times over the winter, starting in October and the last dose in April. With our smaller herd it is an easy job for me to do without any help. Today was the turn of our females and I was really pleased at how well they behaved. Even Perdita, a well built but sometimes unco-operative young female, gave way gracefully.

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SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2013 IN THE BARN ON THE FARM!!! Christmas Craft and Gift Market. Refreshments.
Meet the alpacas, sheep and chickens.
10.30 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.


The chicken guarding alpacas are obviously feeling on top of the world and told Romie, the dog, to leave their exalted position. The chickens think that Mike's yard is just another perching opportunity and the dogs are accepted as four legged chickens, I think. Only the cat remains aloof and literally on top. She has taken over the barn as her abode and sleeps on the highest bale in the hay loft.

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Having survived the terrible winter and summer last year when for the first time we had to keep our alpacas in the barn for several weeks, we have had a change of plan this year. We have sold off about half the herd and are left with just 24 now. The female alpacas are in the "winter" paddocks which boasts a large shelter in one corner, and the young male alpacas are in the home paddocks with the three older stud males free ranging around the farm yard area.

Rather than having to occupy the barn for long periods, thus making it unavailable for any other purpose, we have decided to house the alpacas over night in the shelters. Whilst it is not yet cold we have had torrential rain sometimes (usually when I am out without a coat) and when it happens during the night as well as the daytime the animals do not dry out. If this were to be combined with cold weather, they could well get very cold indeed.

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Dolly usually herds alpacas when we need them moved around but one of her other duties is helping to put the chickens away at night.

In the summer we do this at tea time before we go indoors for the evening and Dolly is very useful as the hens do not believe it is bed time. She herds them into their pen and they can still wander around and feed until dusk when they go indoors and the automatic pop hole shuts them in safely for the night.

See the to find out what Dolly did next!

The Vet recommended a suitable wormer to fight the parasites identified from dung samples and we have now dosed the bucks, sheep, male and female alpacas, so they should be fine now, although I will probably take a percentage sample for testing in a couple of weeks just to make sure the treatment was successful.

The three alpacas who act as chicken guards and lawnmowers in the house area did not appear to have any worms according the test results but we have decided that it would be a good idea to give them a prophylactic dose anyway

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Breeder/Farm Name:Andaw Alpacas
Herd Size:25
Contact Name:Dawn & Andy Scoots
Telephone Number:01363 877616/07748 604913
Nearest Town:Crediton
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Parks Farm
Morchard Bishop
About this breeder:Breeding since 2006, huacaya alpacas are a passion, hobby and a small business. We have, from early on, considered where we want to go with our small herd which has now grown to 25, and have invested in good females and exceptional stud males, ourselves importing a very well bred young male in 2010 from NZ to maintain our closed herd status since Aug 2009. We have some lovely girls and potential studs to offer which come with our full support and assurances. Always willing to help and we feel that your success is our success.
We take biosecurity very seriously and operated a closed herd policy since August 2009. Our smallholding has also been assessed by Field Services South West and we are delighted to have been awarded their 'Certificate of Biosecurity Conformity'.

Andy & Dawn

Breeder/Farm Name:Little Park Farm Alpacas
Herd Size:22
Contact Name:Jackie Porter
Telephone Number:01647 253453
Nearest Town:Exeter
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Little park farm
Exeter Devon
About this breeder:We are a small family run business, concentrating on good quality white Huayaca. We are improving our genetics every year through a careful breeding programme using our own studs with excellent Australian bloodlines.
We offer husbandry care training and a 24/7 after sales service.
We have starter herds packages available.
We have alpacas to suit every budget.
We can deliver alpacas if required.
We welcome visitors with no obligation

Breeder/Farm Name:Chilla Valley Alpacas
Herd Size:18
Contact Name:Ruth Strickley
Telephone Number:01409 221699
Nearest Town:Ashwater
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Clawmoor Farm,
About this breeder:We are a small family run company and we aim to produce healthy animals with excellent genetics. We are aiming for quality rather than quantity.

All of our animals are registered with the BAS asnd are microchipped

Latest News:We've completely revamped our website and you can now shop for our products online at We also have a new facebook page

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Breeder/Farm Name:Inca Alpaca
Herd Size:330
Contact Name:Tim Hey
Telephone Number:01300320580 Mob: 07875 532827
Nearest Town:Dorchester
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Farm and Mailing Address: Inca Alpaca Amberley Farm Higher Drove Chilfrome Dorchester Dorset DT2 0HU England
About this breeder:About Inca Alpaca

LyraTim Hey established Inca Alpaca in order to help preserve and improve coloured alpaca. This passion for black alpaca offers new owners and breeders an opportunity to obtain high quality bloodstock in order to join in the quest.

The last one hundred and fifty years have seen the majority of alpaca breeders in Peru selectively breed towards white and fawn causing the numbers of black alpacas to fall to a very low level and the quality of the fibre stand still. Breeding high quality coloured alpacas in particular black is a challenge that we have taken up and are passionate about. Through the use of careful breeding decisions and strategies developed in Australia we strive to breed black alpaca to the quality now seen in the best white stock.

Recently Tim's family have exported many of their black alpacas to England to form the core of Inca Alpaca. Also a small group of investors has allowed Inca Alpaca to import extremely high quality black bloodstock form Australia. These imported females have formed the top end of Inca Alpaca's plantel herd.

Inca Alpaca takes great pride in offering clients support and advice from 12 years alpaca farming experience in Australia and the UK. We have taken great care in the selection of our bloodstock to ensure strong uniform genetic lines that will impart desirable characteristics to the progeny. This in turn will ensure our long-term success and that of my clients through minimising breeding risks and developing the sale of high priced bloodstock and fibre domestically and into the ever growing European market. Inca Alpaca shares a strong relationship with Alpacas of Wessex here in the UK and ABQ Alpacas in Chile. This alliance ensures clients the best service and resources possible in this new European farming venture.


Champion black fleeceI have a vision that is shared by many breeders of black alpacas around the world. That vision is to one day breed and maintain a herd of black huacaya and suri alpacas that clip a fleece to the same weight and quality equal to the best white alpacas now found in the UK. By learning from the research and experience in the merino, angora and alpaca industry in Australia and North America I can reduce incorrect breeding decisions and begin to understand the link between nutrition, physiology and fibre. My own experience tells me that my goal is obtainable if I apply all that I have learnt and use males that consistently produce uniform progeny that carry the traits I desire and use newly developed breeding strategies that that are proven to improve the herd’s clip in leaps and bounds while keeping the black colour.

About Tim Hey

Tim Hey with dogsI grew up on an Alpaca farm in Tasmania Australia and was involved with many aspects of my families’ herd called Van Diemen Alpacas. At the age of 18 I attended the University of Tasmania and graduated three years later with a science degree in Aquaculture. I then worked in a technical and scientific role for the largest Atlantic salmon producer in Australia, while still being heavily involved with the parents’ herd and the Tasmanian region of the Australian Alpaca Association. A position with Alpacas of Wessex temped me to England where have enjoyed working with excellent stock and a professional team. At Alpacas of Wessex I still enjoy being part of the team and working with them to take the alpaca industry forward. I have been to Peru and Australia many times on behalf of Alpacas of Wessex, ABQ Alpacas and Inca Alpaca selecting alpaca for import into Europe. I had the privilege of selecting with a team of professionals including Geoff Scott, Monyka Portecarrero and John Gaye where we have selected some of the top alpacas ever to enter Europe. These alpacas included Wessex Rural Alianza Wiracocha, Wessex Adonica and Wessex Rural Alianza Don Pepe.


Upper Leigh FarmLocated in the South of England on the Dorset Wiltshire border, Inca Alpaca offers interested potential people and existing breeders an ideal opportunity to visit, view stock and learn more about this exciting and new rural enterprise. We are also conveniently located for the International visitor as we are only 90 minutes from London’s Heathrow Airport.
Latest News:Seed Stock Arrives From Australia

Our stud stock from Australia finally arrived from Australia last weekend ending a nervous wait. This selection has been a culmination of twelve months works by and of course us here at Inca Alpaca.

The females were selected using stringent criteria based on our knowledge of the quality of the best black huacayas in Australia in 2005. We needed to increase our number of females that had strong frames, great fineness in the fleece while also carrying the other fibre characteristics that are found in good quality whites. We need females in the UK that will breed exceptional cria every time and with great uniformity.

This import is very exciting for us because it carries some of the best black genetics found and proven in Australia to date. This group of females are totally unrelated to 99 percent of black huacayas in Europe, giving us potential to use males born from these females and improve the industry.

Nine of these girls have retained their pregnancy to Cedar House Amar, a Champion Black sire bred by Cedar Huse Alpaca Stud now residing in NZ with Sherlin Alpacas. This genetic imput by Amar will help secure Inca Alpaca's future in the industry and push our productivity of black fibre forward.

Inspection of these females and all the stock at Inca Alpaca is most welcome.

Breeder/Farm Name:The Letterbox Herd
Herd Size:19
Contact Name:Dr Michael and Mrs Barbara Humphreys
Telephone Number:01747 811142
Nearest Town:Shaftesbury
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Homers Farm
Gupples Lane
About this breeder:The Letterbox Herd derives its’ name from the instructions we gave visitors to our house when the postal address was not enough and in the days before sat nav was a common piece of equipment in cars.

We started The Letterbox Herd in 2005 with the primary aim of managing and developing a huacaya herd which collectively produced the highly desirable fleece that good quality alpacas are known for and of turning it into yarn of which we could be proud. Winning first prize in the 2009 British Futurity craft competition with a sweater knitted in yarn from Letterbox fleece and again in 2012 was an indication that we were heading in the right direction.
As an important consideration for us though, is enjoyment and satisfaction in owning haughty, intelligent and continually fascinating alpacas such as Peruvians Erica and Georgie, their much more amenable British born offspring and later brown and rose grey additions. From a starting point of three, the herd has increased in size at a steady and considered rate by using sires such as Dovecote Jacquinto of Alpaca Stud, Classical Mileend Tulaco Centurion, Canchones Witness of Inca and Wessex Don Pepe and Wiracocha and others owned by some of the most successful and effective breeders in the south of England.

Our first alpacas, white and pregnant, produced almost exclusively male cria in the early years with the occasional useful female to help us build up numbers. We put the boys to good use and some of them have gone on to work in a school as part of a programme of rural studies, others have been part of the activities offered at a residential facility and one works as a sheep guard. Naturally the early over representation of boys has adressed itself in recent years so that now we have some very nice young females to add to our breeding stock or sell.

Together with the attributes we wanted in the processed fleece, welfare and quality of life of our herd informs all our breeding, movement and showing decisions. Not all females are breed every year and all babies are born in the spring or early summer. We are fortunate in being able to provide for our alpacas, an average of an acre of grazing land each which together with conscientious care and vigilance helps to maintain a high level of health.

We manage The Letterbox Herd using the principles of Camelidynamics at Handler’s Seal level. The purpose of this approach is to be fun, kind, respectful and efficient in handling and training alpacas and other camelids. One result is that visitors to the farm comment on how calm our animals appear to be. All are handled regularly and most, except the very youngest, are halter trained. Each year we are invited to display some of our alpacas at local fetes and fairs where they display much confidence.

Homers Farm includes a site of nature conservation interest with a useful diversity of plant and grass forage to which the alpacas have access. As hay is made on the farm the alpacas benefit from this range of plants all year. A friend described Homers Farm as "alpaca heaven" since as well as the SNCI the location offers our alpacas acres of space, lush pastures, hills and streams, and an absolutely stunning view of the Blackmore Vale.

We are members of the British Alpaca Society and active members of the South West Alpaca Group. We welcome interest in buying our alpacas, especially from breeders aiming for fine quality animals nurtured in a caring, relaxed and sensitive way and interest also in the fleece they produce. We are always happy to talk about how keeping alpacas helps us preserve the integrity of the SNCI of which we are guardians.

Breeder/Farm Name:Copse View Alpacas
Herd Size:37
Contact Name:Mike Hobbs
Telephone Number:01747853180
Nearest Town:Shaftesbury
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Copse View
Hugglers Hole
About this breeder:We are a small breeder on the Wiltshire/ Dorset border with alpacas of several colours available for all herds from pets to breeding females.We also have most of them halter trained and some will hand feed. Our alpacas are quietly handled so are quite quiet and calm.

Breeder/Farm Name:Wyvern Vale Alpacas
Contact Name:Edward Ebbern
Telephone Number:07792068990
Nearest Town:Milborne St Andrew
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:12 Blandford Hill
Milborne St Andrew
About this breeder:Wyvern Vale Alpacas is a small scale specialist breeder of black alpacas and our breeding programme is underpinned by some of the best black genetics in the UK.

As a smaller breeder whose sole focus is black animals we're able to concentrate on selecting genetics that will produce the finest and densest fleece in a natural black fibre with no colour contamination. This is particularly important to us due to our involvement in the fibre industry through our Wyvern Tailoring brand, where we use our undyed fibre to produce 100% alpaca, handmade Saville Row quality suits.

Breeder/Farm Name:ALPHA ALPACAS
Herd Size:50
Contact Name:DI DAVIES
Telephone Number:01308 488661/07739 382483
Nearest Town:BRIDPORT
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
About this breeder:A small elite herd maintained on a bio secure site in West Dorset. Alpha has an impressive show record stretching back to 2002. The focus at Alpha is the production of fine fibre and support to clients. The herd is 50% white and 50% coloured stock.

Breeder/Farm Name:Marshwood Alpacas Ltd.
Herd Size:70
Contact Name:Geoff or Brenda Bugler
Telephone Number:01297 678181
Nearest Town:Marshwood near Crewkerne/Bridport/Axminster
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Payne's Down Cottage
About this breeder:Breeders since 1998, we strive for density, fineness, soft handle and certainty of colour in our crias.

Do come and have a look but please first phone for an appointment or to have a chat about the pleasures and the problems of keeping these beautiful animals.
Latest News:
New crias are being born throughout the summer until end of August and as usual we have pregnant females for sale. Breeding and non-breeding males also available.

We also manufacture alpaca handling equipment and hurdles. We make the Alpaca Easy-Pen with optional wide end frame etc. for use on your own existing yard gates and we make 4ft, 6ft and 8ft Galv. Steel or Aluminium Hurdles. The Alpaca Easy-Pen can also be attached to the Hurdles to make a complete stand-alone system complete with opening gate.

We are stockists of Camelid Complete Feeds. Alpaca fleece also for sale.

We are open for viewing most days but please just ring Brenda or Geoff to pick a convenient time to call.
Tel: 01297 678181

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Contact Name:Caroline Vickery
Telephone Number:01342 825145
Nearest Town:Hartfield
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Wealden Farm
Parrock Lane
East Sussex
About this breeder:THE FARM
Alpacas at Wealden is located in 'Winnie the Pooh' country, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The farm stands on a hill overlooking the neighbouring valleys.

Alpacas first came to the farm in late 2006 - 6 beautiful, pregnant Huacaya and Suris. The girls were chosen for their quality, colour and character!

There are now more than 80 Huacayas and Suris, of various colours, on the farm - made up of a mix of geldings, maidens, pregnant females and cria (depending on the time of year).

Outside stud males are individually selected for each female to ensure improved genetics and quality to each new generation.

Alpacas at Wealden have been showing their alpacas annually at the local, national and international shows since 2008 and have achieved great success every year, winning colour championships (both in fleece and halter classes) and multiple best suri awards.

Whether you are looking for alpacas to improve the genetics and quality of your existing herd, for your initial alpacas to start your own breeding programme, for your own fibre production, as protectors for sheep and poultry, as companions, or simply want these fabulous animals to wonder at and adore, make an appointment to visit Alpacas at Wealden - you will find your own special alpaca!

Females are available for sale from just £1,500.
Potential stud males from £1,600.
Geldings from £250.

Breeder/Farm Name:Spring Farm Alpacas
Herd Size:105
Contact Name:Vicki and Chris Agar
Telephone Number:01825 790885
Nearest Town:Uckfield
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Spring Farm
North Hall Lane
East Sussex
About this breeder:We have been breeding Alpacas for seventeen years on our wild flower meadow grassland farm, within the High Weald area of outstanding natural beauty. We keep both Suris and Huacayas and have all classes of animals - from National Champions to fabulous pets. All of our animals are halter trained and are used to being with people. We believe we have the most friendly herd of alpacas in the UK. We offer hands on training, and an in depth knowledge of these fabulous creatures. Our biosecurity is second to none and we are very happy to guide you through every aspect of ownership and husbandry. Our stud males include Snowmass genetics on the Huacaya side and Macgyver on the Suri Side. We also offer alpaca walking and a fully fitted holiday let - The Lodge - so prospective owners can come and stay whilst meeting our herd or even taking alpacas out for walks to see just how friendly our herd is. For details of the walks, please see

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Breeder/Farm Name:Park Side Suri
Herd Size:30
Contact Name:Viv Hamilton
Telephone Number:07905 965662
Nearest Town:Braintree
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:New Parkside
Braintree Road
About this breeder:We specialise in quality suri alpacas for breeding, showing, pets and fibre production. We are small enough to know every one of our alpacas individually and have been successful in both halter shows and fleece shows.

As suri specialists we are passionate about suris and suri fleece. If you are looking for suris we can help you. We can also provide you with a best of both worlds package of both suris and huacaya through working with our partners at Hilly Ridge.

We provide pre- and after sales support and can give advice on husbandry and what to do with your fleece. If you buy an alpaca from us we can provide agistment (livery) if you want - this will be a useful option if you only want to own one alpaca (alpacas must be kept as a herd or will be extremely stressed) or don't have the land or time to care for your alpacas at home.

Breeder/Farm Name:Churchfield Alpacas
Herd Size:50
Contact Name:Harley Laver
Telephone Number:07934463342
Nearest Town:Latchingdon, Maldon
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Cold Norton Road
About this breeder:Alpaca breeder and stud services based in Essex. We have a variety of Alpacas available and a great selection of Studs with show winning pedigree genetics. Contact us for more details or visit our website

Breeder/Farm Name:Dewgates alpacas
Herd Size:25
Contact Name:Tracy Forton
Telephone Number:07958 830050/ 01371873506
Nearest Town:High Roding
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Dewgates The Street
High Roding

Breeder/Farm Name:Butlers Farm Alpacas
Herd Size:120
Contact Name:Liz & Ian Giblin
Telephone Number:01277 896565 / 07811 353105
Nearest Town:Ongar/Chelmsford
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Butlers Farm
Bassetts Lane
Established, family run, alpaca breeder. The entire Butlers Farm Alpaca herd of high quality animals are BAS registered. We have a variety of alpaca boys and girls for sale, all very friendly, in range of colours. We offer all the advice you need and the full range of services for your alpacas. Our stud services include Champions and highly sought-after Australian genetics. We also create wonderful hand-knitted products from our spun fleece, and have a wide range of products available in our farm shop and online. We run Alpaca Experience days and offer Alpaca Adoptions. We look forward to welcoming you to Butlers Farm Alpacas in the heart of Essex. Please contact us for further information or for any advice you may need.

Liz & Ian Giblin

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Contact Name:Mrs Helen Kendall Smith
Telephone Number:01285 862020 / 07799700587
Nearest Town:Cirencester
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Kensmyth Stud
Clay Meadow
Cirencester Road
About this breeder:Welcome to Kensmyth Alpaca Stud – aiming to safely introduce Alpacas and their husbandry in the Cotswolds. We even do safe Alpaca Walking on site in our own grass lanes around the farm. We are one of just a handful of Alpaca Studs totally fenced from badgers. Accommodation can be provided for long distance travellers.
With a lifetime of animal husbandry and previous Veterinary partner, we enjoy our Alpacas as well as them being our business they are our life too.
Biosecurity is paramount and we welcome visitors to meet our Alpacas by appointment only. Please note that we will be exporting soon and will only agist Alpaca purchased from within our own herd.
We are 1 mile from the Historic town of Cirencester and just 1 mile from the fantastic Ashton Keynes Country Water Parks – why not combine a visit to our graceful Alpacas with a wet fun day out?
Due to the extensive Farm facilities, visitors need not cancel their visits due to inclement weather as our American type barns accommodate under cover.
Kensmyth Stud has been breeding quality Alpacas since 2008. We are very pleased with our colour and fleece breeding results. All of our Alpaca are microchipped, ear tagged and registered with the British Alpaca Society with whom we have been members since 2008.

At Kensmyth Stud there is no pressure to purchase. We enjoy showing all our Alpaca to individuals who are genuinely considering this unusual breed. We do not only “show what we want to sell” and are happy to show Alpaca of varying ages and prices. We want you to be happy that you are buying what you really want to enjoy looking after, every day. The long term welfare of our Alpaca is our paramount concern and we give each potential owner every support to ensure this happens.

All Kensmyth Clients have had and will continue to have:
•telephone advice whenever required and possible.
•Fully documented history of your chosen alpaca and its unique characteristics.
•Guarantee of live cria on the ground (24 hours) where Kensmyth Stud Males have been used and only when agisted here. We do not do mobile matings.
•Delivery free within 100 miles for 2 or more alpacas purchased and a visit to advise on suitability of your premises if required*.
•Free husbandry advice and updates on new methods/products introduced at our stud.
•Discounted rates on agistment (livery) for animals purchased from us. For reasons of Biosecurity we will not agist outside purchases.
* terms and conditions apply
Some Alpacas in our herd are occasionally for sale, Full husbandry support is given. We do not charge for our husbandry support and advice. We aim to gently introduce all aspects of Alpaca care at all times. Please feel free to enquire.
We may be contacted on 01285 862020 / 07799 700587
Our website is a lighthearted way to enjoy Alpaca in the first instance.
Thank you.
Latest News:Kensmyth Alpacas are based in the Cotswolds and are one of only a handful of Alpaca Studs in the UK that have totally secured their fencing from badgers with X Fence. Take a look around our website WWW.KENSMYTH.COM and look at what we do. We do not just say we do things, we actually do them! Have a look at the fun videos under the VIDEOS section on the homepage.
For Corporate clients - go to Corporate Events
For Alpaca Walking - go to Corporate Events and click on the Family Day Section or off the homepage
For Family outings - go to Corporate Events and click on the Family Day section.
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Breeder/Farm Name:PURE ALPACAS
Herd Size:85
Contact Name:Jay and Hilary Holland
Telephone Number:07789 257222
Nearest Town:Tewkesbury
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Torsend House
Main Road
About this breeder:We are a small, friendly and experienced breeder providing quality alpacas of all colours from proven bloodlines. We have a bias on fleece and emphasise welfare, training and education.

Jay is an international BAS judge, so we regularly run a variety of useful courses - please see our website for details.

Our service includes:-

* Full support, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
* Full documentation including pedigree, medical and health reports.
* FREE husbandry day to new owners.
* Confirmed scanned pregnancies.
* Full breeding/birthing notes.
* Annual shearing.
* Vaccination reminders.

Visitors are very welcome by appointment.

Breeder/Farm Name:OAK VIEW ALPACAS
Herd Size:50
Contact Name:Garry & Andrea Naish
Telephone Number:01454 227124
Nearest Town:Wickwar
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Oak View
Firing Close
Wotton Under Edge

Breeder/Farm Name:Alpaca Power
Herd Size:50
Contact Name:Helen Macdonald
Telephone Number:01454 228892
Nearest Town:Rangeworthy
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Shepherds Close Farm
Wotton Under Edge
South Gloucestershire
GL12 8PE
About this breeder:Knowledge Breeds Success

Founded in 2002, Alpaca Power is owned and managed by an experienced breeder and Registered Veterinary Nurse.

We are established, successful breeders of high quality true black and coloured alpacas with a strong emphasis on welfare, training and education as well as promotion of British Alpaca Products.

We specialise in high quality black alpacas and our award winning Chalford herd is proof of this. After winning the Small Breeder Award at the British Futurity Show in 2009 we stopped showing our animals and changed our focus to showing fleeces only.

We have a fantastic collection of bloodlines not otherwise available in the UK and offer progeny from these males from our bio secure herd. Bloodlines include true black sons of Peruvian Black Mesquite (USA) and Samaria Valley Saladin (Aust), both game changers in their respective countries. We also breed alpacas in fawn, brown and harlequin grey. View our herd sire pages for more information. Limited outside matings available in 2017.

We offer alpacas for sale with confidence. We have chosen to maintain measurable barriers to disease risk and believe our herd to be the most bio secure in the UK. Our farm perimeter is badger fenced with buried and electrified fencing. We work closely with our vet and have a herd health plan in place to ensure our alpacas remain happy and healthy. In May 2016 we proactively blood tested our whole herd and using the Enferplex test confirmed our animals are free from bovine TB. We include an Enferplex test as part of our sales policy.

Please note, the next release of alpacas for sale will be Spring 2017. We have no pet quality males available until Spring 2018. We invite you to register your interest in progeny from WD Miguel and MFI Kapow.

We are keen to spend time with anyone who has questions about these remarkable animals and are determined to help and support owners with fact based knowledge and experience.

Central to the South West, Wales and Midlands, we offer a comprehensive service to clients old and new, including advice, courses and sales.

Providing knowlegable, unbiased advice, we are happy to discuss all things alpaca. Visitors are always welcome by appointment.

Please check our website for more information.
Latest News:Welcome to Alpaca Power, home of the Chalford herd, where Knowledge Breeds Success!

Founded in 2002, our herd has grown over the years and we now have a very high quality core group of females with excellent genetic backgrounds. We also have an impressive selection of herd sires of different colours including blacks, fawns and greys.

The predominant colour in our herd is true black and the genetics they carry are often unique to most black alpacas in this country. To add to our herd sire line up, we have imported a true black herd sire from Magical Farms in the USA to continue to add genetic diversity and advanced fibre traits to our herd. More recently, Warramunga Downs Miguel of Fowberry joins our herd sire line up to give us black Saladin bloodlines from Australia.

We have always taken herd health and biosecurity extremely seriously and with a Vet Nurse owning and running the farm almost single handedly, it is clear to see there are no compromises. Our whole herd was confirmed to be free of bovine Tuberculosis after voluntarily using the Enferplex test in May 2016.

Whilst we do not currently attend halter classes, we do show our fleeces, believing this to be a true measure of how well our breeding program compares to other herds in the UK and elsewhere. Have a look at our show results for more details. Fibre analysis and fleeces are available to view for any animal for sale.

Our core herd of award winning blacks has now grown enough to allow us to sell to other breeders. If you are looking for new black or coloured genetics to add to your herd then look no further.

Quality pet males are available for sale in a wide range of colours. These boys make excellent field pets, companions, grass cutters or flock guards. They are halter trained and easy to handle.

We welcome visitors by appointment and will be pleased to show you our happy, healthy alpacas from our biosecure herd. Don't be surprised to find our alpacas approachable and friendly. Come and see how we can help you build a future with alpacas.

Based in South Gloucestershire, our farm is only 15 minutes from M4, M5 and M32 motorways.

Herd Size:200
Contact Name:Roger Mount
Telephone Number:01386 853 841(07711044106)
Nearest Town:Snowshill
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Snowshill Hill Barn,Buckle Street,Temple Guiting,Cheltenham,Gloucestershire
About this breeder:We breed all colours of Huacaya alpacas and aim to breed animals with both excellent fleece quality and
conformation. We are, also, breeding a small number of Suri Alpacas. We use our own herd sires as well as other top quality sires owned by other breeders. We nearly always have alpacas for sale in addition to those advertised.

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Breeder/Farm Name:Petlake Alpacas of the New Forest
Herd Size:67
Contact Name:Sue Sears
Telephone Number:02380 811710
Nearest Town:Southampton
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Petlake Farm
Ringwood Road
About this breeder:We are small family business based on the edge of the New Forest. We have a selcetion of breeding females, pet boys, potential studs and studs for sale with a stunning selection of studs with impressive bloodlines.

Breeder/Farm Name:Pennybridge Alpacas
Herd Size:60
Contact Name:Joy Newman
Telephone Number:01256 764824
Nearest Town:Near Hook Odiham & Basingstoke close to J5 & J6 M3
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Pennybridge Farm,
Greywell Road,
Up Nately,
About this breeder:

Welcome to Pennybridge.

Aerial photo of PennybridgeOne of the first Alpaca Herds in Southern England, we are based in North Hampshire, close to the Berkshire and Surrey Borders with good access to main routes.

Whether you wish to purchase a starter herd with Elite Genetics, Stud Service, Amazingly Pretty Pet Animals or Sheep Guards we have them all here.

We breed beautiful Huayaca Alpaca of fine conformity and crimped fleece with good natured temperment.

Agistment,Alpaca Experiences, Introductory Husbandry Courses, Alpaca Adoption,Group Visits and yarn/fleece also available for purchase.

Visitors are welcome by appointment.

Latest News:Big discounts available for those wanting herds and mini herds... as herd numbers and composition are at a constant point of change there are generally animals not yet on the sales list so do phone of there is a particular type/colour of animal that you are interested in.

Packages of alpaca are available to suit many different price ranges offering many colour choices. Regardless of whether a Herd Sire is purchased at the same time, all packages of 3 or more females will include free mating with Sire of choice.

Pennybridge Mating packages available. 5 females covered for £1000..Choice of Quality Brilliant Whites, Bay Black, Mid Rich Brown and Traditional Pretty Fawn herd sires available.
All with excellent genetic background.

Alpaca Meet,Greet and Walk/ The Alpaca Experience 11.00 a.m.-1.00 p.m. most days just call us to book/enquire as to spaces available.

£50.00 for 2 people
£100.00 for 4 people
£150.00 for 6 people

Alpaca Meet,Greet and Walk/The Alpaca Experience Includes:

An introduction to these wonderful creatures together with a general farm safety talk, feeding/general tasks then halter training/walking on halter of alpaca...the length of walk will depend upon the animals being used/trained that day but will be at least 20 minutes
Strictly no dogs allowed.

Over 12's can lead the alpaca with a responsible adult.
This is a lead walk along side the alpacas only. Customers do not ride the alpacas at any stage.
Must wear suitable clothing and shoes, no sandals or flip flops.

Alpaca Adoption and The Alpaca Experience Make Ideal presents for those interested in Alpaca. Do contact us by e-mail or phone for further information.

Breeder/Farm Name:Watership Alpacas
Herd Size:30
Contact Name:Keith Taylor and Alison Thompson
Telephone Number:07889864269/01264889206
Nearest Town:Andover
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Thruxton Down,
SP11 8PR
About this breeder:If you are wondering if alpacas are right for you, come and visit us and we will give you the benefit of our own startup experience. With the purchase of three or more alpacas we invite you to spend a day at Watership Alpacas finding out about alpaca care (lunch provided).
We can provide a full backup service and ongoing advice to new owners with hands-on support if needed.
We can provide a holiday or emergency home for your alpacas.
All our alpacas have good pedigree, are BAS registered and microchipped.

Free delivery upto 100 miles. Vets certs can be supplied if required. Discount available for more than one animal. If you can't see what you are looking for please call as we can help you to find a perfect match.

Breeder/Farm Name:RIVERMEAD
Herd Size:6
Contact Name:GEOFF UGLOW
Telephone Number:07785 572580
Nearest Town:ROMSEY
Email:Click Here To Contact
About this breeder:The Rivermead Herd comprises three breeding Females , Two Cria and One Potential Stud.
I purchased the herd in 2014 for my Grandchildren.
They are kept at Petlake Alpacas, Netley Marsh in the professional hands of Susan Sears.

Herd Size:90
Contact Name:Graham Finch : Kathy Curryer
Telephone Number:01725 519411
Nearest Town:East Martin, near Salisbury
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Cherwell Leys Farm
East Martin
About this breeder:Cherwell Leys Alpacas is based in Hampshire close to the borders with Wiltshire and Dorset. If you are new to alpacas we are happy to help and willing to pass on our knowledge of these animals with guidance and husbandry courses tailored to your requirements. If you want to get started with alpacas, but have no land, we can offer alpaca livery "agistment" whilst you get to know your alpacas and find them their new home. This gives you an opportunity to learn and feel comfortable with your knowledge before "going solo". If you are already involved with alpacas and are looking to add to your herd, we have quality alpacas bred here at Cherwell Leys especially for improving fleece characteristics.

We are a small and friendly farm with our aim to breed alpacas using the finest genetics, selecting primarily for superior fleece characteristics and sound conformation. We have an ongoing commitment to improving fleece quality through our breeding program here at Cherwell Leys. With this in mind we have added Australian genetics to our herd, four females pregnant to top Australian stud males are now at Cherwell Leys. We have not focused solely on whites and have a herd of many colours, but realize the need to add the improved genetics available from the southern hemisphere to develop our breeding program. We have had plenty of show success with our home bred alpacas.

We have our females and six stud males, our SUPREME CHAMPION, Cherwell Leys Tangaroa, Prize winning Cherwell Leys Charnwood Phoenix, Champion Cherwell Leys Smokey Joe, Cherwell Leys Star, Cherwell Leys Shaman, Cherwell Leys Rufus,
All with Australian Pedigrees including Highlander, Hemmingway, Ruffo, Caesar, Spartacus and Commisario some of the great pedigrees from Australia and USA

We offer friendly advice and visitors are always welcome, please telephone first, Graham or Kathy on 01725 519411

Herd Size:70
Contact Name:Karen Oglesby
Telephone Number:07913247144
Nearest Town:Droxford
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
About this breeder:Karen and Peter Oglesby established Meon Valley Alpacas in 1998.

We have been keeping and breeding alpacas since 1998 and during that time we have seen the industry develop and the quality of alpacas raise dramatically as both the quality of available breeding stock and knowledge of these wonderful animals has progressed.

Whilst alpacas offer us the lifestyle that we love, we are not content to breed any other than those of the highest quality. With this in mind we have made very serious investment over the years in some of the best stud males in the Country, including our Snowmass collection of 8 jointly owned fawn and white Snowmass studs from the USA with their World Class genetics, selected by International Judge and co-owner Nick Harrington Smith.

Many of the progeny from these males have won Championships at the top Alpaca Shows in the UK.

We are now in a position to offer for sale the progeny from these males, young stock, pregnant females and working males.

of course, we also have plenty of pet boys for sale - they can't all be studs, but they will have amazing fleeces!

Our after sales support is second to none - we want you to be happy with our animals and our animals to be happy with you!

All of our studs are available for mobile and drive-by services to your females. Please see our website for details.

We hold regular day courses in our purpose built training room on keeping and selecting alpacas. Residential courses are also now available. Please check out our website for dates and details.

We offer friendly advise and knowledgeable consultancy based on many years experience. We offer stud services to some of the best males in the country. We offer breeding stock and pets for sale, along with after-sales support and service which allows you to enjoy your animals without worry.

Visitors are always welcome, please phone first. Visit our website

Breeder/Farm Name:Frost Hill
Contact Name:Sarah Horne
Telephone Number:07721023866
Nearest Town:Baingstoke
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:5 Berrydown Lane

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Breeder/Farm Name:HERTS ALPACAS
Herd Size:100
Telephone Number:01763 271301 /07802 433155
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
About this breeder:Herts Alpacas have over 15 years experience, having major successes both in and outside the show ring. You can see around 100 alpacas grazing happily in 50 acres of picturesque rolling countryside.
We are a family run business, offering everything you could wish for, from top quality breeding stock and potential studs right through to maidens and friendly pets, that have been fully halter trained.
Our show winning studs offer genuine world beating A line genetics for the serious breeder.
We place a strong emphasis on animal welfare in everything we do and we are able to offer the finest care to all our alpacas along with unbeatable help and advice to all alpaca owners.
All our herd are hand picked or home reared, fine upstanding animals, known by name not number. We offer everything for the alpaca owner whether experienced or not, including free courses for new owners, livery (collection and delivery) award winning stud services (mobile and on farm) feed, supplies and even fleece sales.
Latest News:

2016 young males are now for sale! all under 12 months old.
These beautiful boys all have correct conformation and stunning fleeces. They are all fully halter trained, easy to handle and fully vaccinated.

Breeder/Farm Name:Yew Tree Alpacas
Herd Size:37
Contact Name:Penny Wylie
Telephone Number:01763848257
Nearest Town:Buntingford
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Yew Tree Cottage
About this breeder:Yew Tree Alpacas are a herd of 37 alpacas based in Anstey near Buntingford in rural East Hertfordshire.

We started our alpaca journey in 2009 with 4 breeding females - we had planned to keep alpacas as a hobby breeding a few cria each year for selling. However things have expanded a little!

We now have both a breeding herd with a focus on improving the overall fleece quality of our herd each year and also developing the retail side of the business.

Our consumer side focusses on selling all things alpaca- our own yarns, knitting kits and hand knitted accessories aswell as the super warm UK produced alpaca socks. We are also developing our gift range all alpaca related.

Alpaca activities are also part of our range. We offer alpaca adventures and through the Summer group visits including lunch or afternoon tea. Intro workshops designed specifically for your requirements are also part of the range.

As we develop our herd we have to sell some alpacas due to limitations of our grazing area and new births each year. We have pet boy alpacas for sale aswell as stud males and breeding females.

For those who are not sure whether alpacas are right for them we can offer a 4 hour course going through the basics but essentials of looking after alpacas with hand on alpaca training.

If you'd like a personal approach, quality alpacas with genuine after sales help and guidance, please give us a call or send an email You can access our website at

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Breeder/Farm Name:Appledene Alpacas
Herd Size:31
Contact Name:Sara Claydon
Telephone Number:01622 831119
Nearest Town:Marden
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Little UnderlynMaidstone RoadMardenKent TN12 9BG
About this breeder:Maurice and Sara have enjoyed owning and breeding Alpacas since 2000 after meeting them for the first time whilst showing Anglo Nubian Goats at the South of England Show. We started with six wethers to see if we were able to cope and discovered what addictive animals they are. We have 31 now with 11 crias expected this year by our fantastic fawn male Eringa Park The Commandante of ACC. They will be our first crias from him and we are very excited.
Over the next few months I will add more things to the website. Keep watching for new pictures as I seem to have taken thousands over the years.
Latest News: Genuine Reduction Sale
Hi Everyone!
It is with a very heavy heart,due to long term ill health, we are having to reduce our beautifully bred alpacas.
Blood lines include,Eringa Park The Commandante, Jolimont Commisario, Jolimont Conquistador, Don Pepe Of Wessex and Dovecote Jaquinto.
We will be holding an auction at Little Underlyn ,Maidstone Road, Marden , Kent , TN12 9BG, on Saturday 21st of March 2015 at Noon. For further details please ring 01622 831119.

Breeder/Farm Name:Cookham Farm Alpacas
Herd Size:15
Contact Name:Sally Campbell
Telephone Number:077 8603 5640
Nearest Town:Orpington
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Cookham Farm
Skeet Hill Lane
About this breeder:Specialising in coloured huacaya alpacas. Top quality breeding females, pet males and studs available. Friendly, well behaved herd. Bio secure and clean pastured.

Breeder/Farm Name:Valley View Farm
Herd Size:30
Contact Name:Kirstie Brown
Telephone Number:07880 544794
Nearest Town:Canterbury
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Valley View Farm
Honey Hill
About this breeder:Medium sized, high quality breeder

Lanarkshire  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Devonhill Alpacas
Herd Size:35
Contact Name:Tom Waddell
Telephone Number:01698284632
Nearest Town:Hamilton
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Devonhill Farm
About this breeder:Starting with a purchase of 4 alpacas way back in 2004 we have slowly built our numbers up over the years. Only breeding from those initial girls and carefully selected stud males.

Breeder/Farm Name:Westyett Alpacas
Herd Size:30
Contact Name:Pauline Robson
Telephone Number:01555 871464
Nearest Town:Lanark
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Westyett Farm
About this breeder:Westyett Alpacas began in 2008 with the purchase of 2 pregnant females. Since then we have gone on to create an award winning herd which now numbers over 30 and includes our champion brown male Westyett Talisman.

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Breeder/Farm Name:Hebbs Alpacas
Herd Size:20
Contact Name:Beverley Morgan
Telephone Number:0771 258 8639
Nearest Town:Cockerham
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Batty Lodge
Lancaster Road
About this breeder:We are a small breeder, producing top quality animals. We have a range of animals to suit your needs breeding females, potential stud males and pet boys. Being a small breeder we know our animals very well and can thus match the right animals to the right owners.

We offer full backup services to all our clients and are more than happy to offer advice and support.

Breeder/Farm Name:Swinden Rise Alpacas
Herd Size:28
Contact Name:Keith Lawson
Telephone Number:01282 414939
Nearest Town:Burnley
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:202 Red Lees Road
About this breeder:Small breeder started in 2009

Breeder/Farm Name:Blackberry Alpacas
Herd Size:50
Contact Name:Harvey & Claudeen Brown
Telephone Number:07980948831
Nearest Town:Laneshawbridge
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Far Laithe Farm, School Lane, Laneshawbridge
About this breeder:Breeders of Black & Brown Alpacas in the North West of England

Blackberry alpacas are now the largest dedicated breeder of black and brown alpacas in the north of the UK
with many years experience we now are breeding some of the finest quality Alpacas currently available in the Europe .

We currently have alpacas for sale all selected and bred for amazing fleece quality and conformation. If you are looking for a "start up breeding herd" or just some adorable pets; we have the right animals for your requirements and budget.

Breeder/Farm Name:Singleton Alpacas
Herd Size:20
Contact Name:Sue Rhodes
Telephone Number:07966483795
Nearest Town:Preston/Blackpool
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:7 Station Rd
Singleton Village
Nr Blackpool
About this breeder:We live in a beautiful village on the fylde coast.
Most of the stock are halter trained and all of them are very friendly and eat out of your hand.

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Breeder/Farm Name:Halstead Alpacas
Herd Size:6
Contact Name:Ruth Fletcher
Telephone Number:07889514730
Nearest Town:Halstead
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:York House
Oakham Road

Breeder/Farm Name:Grange Alpacas
Herd Size:22
Contact Name:Mrs Tracey Cockburn
Telephone Number:01664 840171
Nearest Town:Leicester
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Cordelia Cottage
7 Church Lane
About this breeder:We are small scale breeders concentrating on quality rather than quantity. We have alpacas from winning bloodlines and are hoping to continue this sucess in the show ring.

Visitors are more than welcome to see our alpacas on our 70 acre smallholding.

Prizes won
1st senior brown male (available as stud)
1st junior black female (for sale)
2nd place coloured suri fleece at the Royal (for sale)
1st junior grey male

We have some alpacas for sale, as well as raw fleeces, yarn from our own alpacas and some British Alpaca products.

Breeder/Farm Name:WillowBank Alpaca Stud
Herd Size:40
Contact Name:Karl & Lisa Birch
Telephone Number:01455 888646
Nearest Town:Thurlaston
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Dusty Fox Farm
Earl Shilton Road
About this breeder:We are a family run business based in the heart of the Midlands breeding Quality Elite Alpacas. We offer a range of alpacas for every pocket and if we don't have it, we can source further Quality alpacas from other top breeders.

Lincolnshire  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Del Magna Alpacas
Herd Size:25
Contact Name:Sue Pocklington
Telephone Number:01529 415547 or 07971 625524
Nearest Town:Evedon/Sleaford
Email:Click Here To Contact
About this breeder:Breeding alpacas, although a business, is more a way of life for me. A farmers daughter, I have been around farming all my life and now that I am retired I want to carry on doing something I love and undertand. I hope to concentrate on breeding black, brown and grey Suri and Huacaya. I started out in August 2010 so am fairly new at this job. I have 3 stud males:- Arch Road Flopsy (known as Winston) a Grey Huacaya, Farrlacey Napoleon a Black Suri and Belvoir Errol a white Huacaya....all three having Bozedown lineage.

Breeder/Farm Name:Alpaca Loft
Herd Size:22
Contact Name:Sue MacBride
Telephone Number:07709 328875
Nearest Town:Peterborough
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:144 Spalding Road
PE11 3UE
About this breeder:Alpaca Loft has been evolving since 2011, since 11 Suri alpacas established our core herd in Angus, the first Suri herd in Scotland.
Several years later, we are proud to have had some of our alpacas awarded with 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Champion at various Shows up and down the country.
At Alpaca Loft, we are passionate about our animals and welcome new owners and breeders to this satisfying way of life.
All of our animals are registered with the British Alpaca Society, we maintain high standards in herd management, biosecurity, and welfare. We have invested in good blood lineage and genetics and are conscious to maintain and develop the quality in our animals.
Sue is available to offer advice to offer support and excellent after sales service to anyone interested in owning alpacas, and become confident to enjoy their herd to the full.

Give me a call if you would like to chat further.
Sue - 07709 328875

Breeder/Farm Name:JandJ Alpacas
Herd Size:86
Contact Name:Martin & Clare Stanger
Telephone Number:01636 626990
Nearest Town:Newark
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Meadow Farm
Clensey Lane
Dry Doddington
About this breeder:We live in a small village in Lincolnshire near the Lincs, Notts, Leics borders close to the A1 and A46.

Twelve years ago in 2005 we took our first steps into alpaca farming.We, like many farmers were looking for something to diversify into, something that both ourselves and our children would find interesting and enjoy and we have really found that.
On the first day of the school holidays, 4 beautiful huacaya alpaca girls, Mississippi Moonlight, Luminaria, Coco Chanel and Skylark were delivered, one each. The JandJ Alpaca herd was born using the children's initials. Alpacas are addictive and within a year we decided to specialise in coloured alpacas and bought 8 black pregnant girls.
We now have a herd of 90 beautiful alpacas of all colours, all ages. All our alpacas are registered with the British Alpaca Society (BAS) and are micro chipped for identification and security & most of our youngsters are halter trained.
Not all our alpacas for sale are listed on Alpacaseller please phone for an up to date list.

Monmouthshire  (Back To Top)

Herd Size:70
Contact Name:Glenda & Peter Stoneman
Telephone Number:01291 650655
Nearest Town:Earlswood
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Little Goytre Cottage
About this breeder:Amazing Alpacas was established in 2004 as breeders of quality Huacaya Alpacas. We breed animals with sound conformation and fine fibre. Our Alpacas are inquisitive, content and great fun to be around. We would be delighted to show you our stock and help you build your perfect herd.
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Breeder/Farm Name:HAPUS ALPACAS
Herd Size:17
Contact Name:Miles & Lisa Morgan
Telephone Number:07714 241823
Nearest Town:Chepstow
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Little Folly
Bluebell Road
About this breeder:Hapus Alpacas started from a simple interest in these lovely animals. From that we have grown our herd picking animals not only on fleece quality and breeding but also on personality and friendliness this now gives us a herd we are truly proud of, as well as coming from strong breeding lines they are very family friendly.

We have recently purchased our own prize winning stud male, Bozedown Greystoke, who again has a lovely nature, a fantastic bloodline and has sired many beautiful cria.

Given the size of our small holding we simply cannot keep every animal we breed so we sell the odd animal simply for space. If you are looking for family friendly Alpacas with great attitude look no further.

Norfolk  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Burnt Fen Alpacas
Herd Size:30
Contact Name:Ann Nickerson
Telephone Number:441692630553
Nearest Town:Horning
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Burnt Fen
About this breeder:We have been breeding alpacas since 2000, and have a fantastic friendly herd bred from excellent pedigree stock.

Our aim is to have an excellent small herd. Each year we sell a few of our alpacas, enabling us to continue our breeding programme and maintain numbers. This approach allows us to know each of our animals individually and maintain a happy, healthy herd.

We always provide support for our new owners as we want both you and your alpacas to be happy!

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Breeder/Farm Name:Brookfield Alpacas
Herd Size:22
Contact Name:Lawrence Waller & Jean Waddington
Telephone Number:01287 660728
Nearest Town:Castleton
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Brookfield Farm
The Howe
North Yorkshire
About this breeder:Specialising in black Huacaya and white Suri

Breeder/Farm Name:Sheriff Alpacas
Herd Size:11
Contact Name:Caroline Barugh
Telephone Number:07884430958
Nearest Town:Strensall
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Goodness Farm
Sheriff Hutton Road
About this breeder:Sheriff Alpacas is a new herd developing on an organic farm in North Yorkshire, York. We have selected some of the highest genetics to start our breeding programme including the contribution of sires such as Inca Prince, Fowberry Nobility and EP Cambridge Top Account. We have also introduced Snowmass Alpacas into our herd from . The Snowmass breed have the most wonderful fleece, it had the softest silkiest handle and such brightness! We are aiming to blend Snowmass with some of our other outstanding genetics for future breeding.

Breeder/Farm Name:Ouseburn Alpacas
Herd Size:16
Contact Name:Bruce Drinkwater
Telephone Number:07970 836118
Nearest Town:Little Ouseburn
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Beech House
Main Street
Little Ouseburn
North Yorkshire
About this breeder:A breeder specialising in Huacaya Alpacas. Developing a herd of the highest quality with strong confirmation and fineness of fleece.

Herd Size:35
Contact Name:Mr.Simon Morris & Dr. Daniella Portner
Telephone Number:07784 625 863
Nearest Town:York
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Minster Alpacas,York Centre For Avicuture,Sutton Road,Wigginton,York.
About this breeder:We are committed and dedicated alpaca breeders with over 10 years of experience.

Our aim is to promote the industry with honesty and integrity and to this end produce high quality animals using the optimum genetics available.

Breeder/Farm Name:Eskdale Alpacas
Herd Size:14
Contact Name:Pam Little
Telephone Number:01947810479
Nearest Town:Whitby
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Meadow View Farm, Brackenhill Lane

Breeder/Farm Name:Beacon Alpacas
Herd Size:63
Contact Name:Jacki Barlow
Telephone Number:01347 868879 or 07716917315
Nearest Town:Thirsk
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Suncliffe Beacon Farm
About this breeder:Breeding and rearing quality Huacaya alpacas with genetics from prize winning stock.
We offer stud services in some colours and safe secure agistment for your females. When you buy our alpacas you will receive excellent after sales help and advice and new owners will receive husbandry training in the care of you alpacas
Starter herds and stud packages are available at excellent prices to help you buy quality genetics at good value.
All our alpacas for sale are halter trained, friendly and easy to handle. A comprehsive heath record is provided with each animal sold.
Latest News:Beacon Alpacas will be attending the North Yorkshire County show on Sunday 15th June 2014
We will be taking some alpacas each day to the Great Yorkshire Show as part of the Welcome to Yorkshire stand on the 8th 9th and 10th July 2014

We are holding a SPECIAL ONE DAY SALE on Saturday 12 July from 10 am until 3 pm with packages of our prizewinning alpacas at substanially reduced prices for one day only

See the website for more details or call for more information

Breeder/Farm Name:Hawthorn Alpacas
Herd Size:30
Contact Name:Mr Douglas Moore
Telephone Number:01423771685 /07860186947
Nearest Town:Harrogate
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Church Lane
South Stainley

Breeder/Farm Name:Fangdale Alpacas
Herd Size:27
Contact Name:Deborah Sporton & Nicky Mayes
Telephone Number:01439 798168
Nearest Town:Middlesbrough
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Fangdale Beck Farm
Fangdale Beck
North Yorkshire
About this breeder:Located in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors we are committed to breeding quality Alpacas from the finest genetics. Our breeding programme draws on elite genetics including those of our own multi-award winning herd sire Beck Brow Crafter with the aim of improving the fleece characteristics and conformation of our Alpaca progeny each year.

The progress in our breeding programme can be measured by our success in the show ring where we have been awarded sashes for Champion and Reserve Champion Alpaca as well as 1st Place Rosettes.

From 2016 we are offering Beck Brow Crafter for Stud Services and we will be selling females pregnant to him. All our Alpacas are halter trained and we place great emphasis on the health and welfare of our herd. Purchasers will be provided with a full health record, after sale support and we also offer husbandry training days. We welcome visitors to see our Alpacas by appointment and also to view Beck Brow Crafter's 2016 Cria.

We are expanding our online shop where you can purchase yarn spun by individual Alpaca as well as bedding.

Herd Size:68
Contact Name:Graham and Jenny MacHarg
Telephone Number:00 44 (0) 1653 619 520
Nearest Town:Barton Le Willows
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Crambe Grange,
Barton Le Willows,
North Yorkshire
About this breeder: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: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.


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.


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.

Breeder/Farm Name:Moorside Alpacas
Herd Size:30
Contact Name:Debby Richardson
Telephone Number:01751432677
Nearest Town:York
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:11 Ryedale Crescent
About this breeder:Our alpacas are situated in the small but lively market town of Kirkbymoorside on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. The business was started by Derrick and Debby Richardson and has now been running for many years. Starting with just a few female alpacas, the herd is is now 30 plus strong.

As well as the alpacas we also have a flock of pedigree blue faced leicester sheep.

Our aim is to always breed healthy happy animals and be there to help customers old and new.

Breeder/Farm Name:Newland Alpacas
Herd Size:38
Contact Name:Mrs Kathryn Wordsworth
Telephone Number:01757 618714
Nearest Town:Selby
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Cliffe-Torn Lodge
Nth Yks
About this breeder:Newland Alpacas was established in 2000 ,starting with 3 animals.The herd has been steadily growing with important additions in 2003. A female from Peru arrived in May and to further enhance our breeding programme a solid white stud male from Australia(sourced from the Allianza Plantel herd in Peru) arrived in July . We have continued a steady breeding programme and offer animals for sale and a Stud service.Over the last few years we have branched out to breed Suris and this is the way our herd is going.We still continue to breed a few select Huacayas which we offer for sale.

Breeder/Farm Name:Egremont Alpacas
Herd Size:16
Contact Name:Dave Pearson
Telephone Number:07980 451843
Nearest Town:Stamford Bridge
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Egremont Pines,
Newbridge Lane,
North Yorkshire
About this breeder:Egremont Alpacas are committed to breeding top quality, correctly conformed and fine-fleeced alpacas. Using superior herd-sire genetics and with an emphasis on appropriate and correct feeding, the Egremont alpacas are healthy, productive and happy girls and boys. We have offspring from all the Fowberry Alpacas herd-sires and won Reserve Colour Champion at our first show! Please make an appointment to explore ownership of these enchanting and rewarding animals. Photo below: Our Kizzy at four hours old.

Northamptonshire  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Lusi Alpacas
Herd Size:25
Contact Name:Lulu Oliver
Telephone Number:07860 499419
Nearest Town:Northampton
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Bunkers Hill Farm,
Moulton Road
About this breeder:Established and successful breeder, specializing in black and grey alpacas, other colours can be sourced if required. Select number of high quality animals for sale. Knowledgeable and personal service, will teach all aspects of husbandry and back up after sales service. Stud services available from our three fantastic black male stud, Inca Dakota, Inca Camberley and EP Cambridge Bellagio

Breeder/Farm Name:Penn Alpacas
Herd Size:10
Contact Name:Jan Penney
Telephone Number:01327359935
Nearest Town:Towcester
Email:Click Here To Contact

Breeder/Farm Name:Arkadia Alpacas
Herd Size:25
Contact Name:Andrew Wadland/Wayne Jones
Telephone Number:07831550118/07738 696762
Nearest Town:Woodford Halse
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Great Ground Farm
Farndon Road
Woodford Halse
About this breeder:Arkadia at Great Ground Farm is a smallholding on the borders of Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, located in the village of Woodford Halse.

The farm is home to a small herd of quality huacaya alpacas. Our aim is to improve the fibre quality of our herd by selective breeding in order to provide 'Arkadia Fibre Shack' with quality fleece for spinning & felting . While we have a multi-coloured herd, our penchant is for greys.

We take bio-security very seriously and have just (Enferplex) tested the whole herd for btb; vaccinations for bluetongue also just completed.

We offer alpaca walking by appointment, craft workshops and our animals attend fetes and country fayres.

A range of hand spun yarns and fleece ready for spinning is available.

Northumberland  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Barnacre Alpacas
Herd Size:250
Contact Name:Debbie and Paul Rippon
Telephone Number:07903347790
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Turpin's Hill Farm
Heddon on the Wall
About this breeder:Your alpacas should be exactly what you want, and we will do our very best to help you find the alpaca(s) of your dreams.

Barnacre Alpacas was founded in February 2007 after three years research into these enchanting animals. Many hours of studying and farm visits bought us to the conclusion that we wanted to pursue the alpaca dream. With no farming background the learning curve has been very steep, we started with 3 pregnant females and 2 acres of land. Our herd has grown with imports, some great alpacas from around the UK and over 100 births. In 2011 Barnacre Casiphia blew the judges and crowd away at the 2011 Border Union show at Kelso. She was awarded 1st intermediate white female, white champion, best of British and Supreme Champion – what a girl! Her first fleece was then shown at the 2011 Scottish National fleece show where it scored a brilliant 80.5 and was awarded 2nd place junior white in a huge class of 25.

To continue our alpaca dream, we sold up in 2011 and then bought a 220 acre Northumbrian hill where we built our new house and purpose built alpaca buildings called Liberty Hill Farm where a warm and hospitable welcome awaited and the electric Aga meant the whistling kettle was always on!

In July 2017 we moved again. This time to the beautiful Tyne Valley and the idyllic Turpin's Hill Farm. We're just 2 mins off the A69 and 10 miles West of Newcastle - but it feels like we're in the middle of nowhere!

Each of our alpacas is known by name and their friendly individual personalities are recognised. We are using their magnificent fleece to produce a variety of quality handcrafted products.

We offer full support, training courses, alpaca blog, elite genetics stud services and online shop.

Visitors are very welcome, by appointment please. Debbie and Paul Rippon.
Latest News:With the mating season fast approaching and our thoughts turning to 2014 breeding decisions we hope you don’t mind us letting you know about a fantastic offer we have on our quintuple grey champion Wyona Sunburst.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Sunburst, he is bred from a family of elite Australian champions and is himself a five times undefeated champion. Four different BAS Judges at 5 different shows, both halter and fleece shows and colour and age champions (highly impressive for a grey).

To celebrate his five championship wins we are offering a drive by mating rate of £500 to 5 customers, with no limit on the number of matings per customer, we would request that a deposit of £100 is paid per mating.

In addition to this exclusive rate, our returning female discount of £100 and multiple mating discounts apply, studs can be mixed to obtain multiple mating discounts, see our website or contact us for details.


Thanks to everyone who came to see us at North Shields Victorian Christmas fayre - hope to see you next year if not before!


Our Shepherd's hut is now open on farm - please visit us to buy your knitwear!


Wyona Sunburst of Karkawarri, our Rose Grey stud is now an undefeated quintuple (5 times) Grey Champion in the UK!!!

Wyona Sunburst of Karkawarri, our new Rose Grey stud, himself a Triple Champion and bred from a family of champions, is ready and waiting to meet your beautiful alpaca girls!


We love the Border Union show at Kelso!

Our very special elite white stud male, Wellground Legend of Spartacus of Barnacre Alpacas who was 2009 Scotish National Fleece Show Supreme Champion has now delivered with his progeny.

Barnacre Casiphia was 1st intermediate white female, champion white, best of British and Supreme Champion. She just edged out her half brother (same sire), Barnacre Niveous!

Barnacre Sandstorm was 1st adult fawn and champion fawn.

Barnacre Meketaten was 1st intermediate brown female, champion brown and Reserve Supreme Champion - pretty special for a brown! Her sire is our delightful and charming brown stud, Golden Guinea.

Visitors are welcome to see the results of our breeding for themselves.

The 2011 Scottish National Fleece show was great too! We entered 5 fleeces with highlights being 1st adult white, Barnacre Lualeni with a cracking score of 83.5 in a huge class of 14. Also, 1st junior brown with Barnacre Meketaten with an amazing score of 75.5 beating many white elite fleeces. Barnacre Casiphia from our elite stud, Legend of Spartacus was awarded 2nd junior white in a huge class of 25 achieving a cracking score of 80.5!

Kind regards,

Debbie and Paul Rippon
Barnacre Alpacas
Tel: (01830) 520276

Breeder/Farm Name:Stagshaw Alpacas
Herd Size:50
Contact Name:Susan Burnell
Telephone Number:01434 632292
Nearest Town:Corbridge
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Stagshaw House
About this breeder: Breeding herd started by four pregnant females from Atlantic Alpacas .The herd is currently around 40; specializing in fawns and browns; All animals halter trained and regularly handled.
Successful show seasons at Nothern shows every year since 2005.

Breeder/Farm Name:Rivenherd Alpacas
Herd Size:30
Contact Name:Jackie Watson
Telephone Number:01670783064
Nearest Town:Alnwick
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Leamington Lane
About this breeder:Always looking for continuous improvement of our herd. Breeding for quality not quantity.

Breeder/Farm Name:Cherry Hope Alpacas
Herd Size:25
Contact Name:Lesley Oliver
Telephone Number:01665 570864
Nearest Town:Rothbury
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Mount PLeasant
About this breeder:Breeder of quality huacaya and suri alpacas, based in Northumberland.

Breeder/Farm Name:Nero Black Alpaca
Herd Size:25
Contact Name:Paul and Kathryn Shrimpton
Telephone Number:01434 602 630
Nearest Town:Hexham
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Fairshaw Rigg
About this breeder:Nero Black Alpaca is a specialist breeder dedicated to breed quality in black. We are based in the heart of beautiful Northumberland yet have access to and strive to achieve the very best in black genetics. Equally important to us is the production of luxury commercially viable fibre products. Our sister Company, Wear Alpaca produces a contemporary range of ladies accessories with a subtle vintage twist.

Nottinghamshire  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Chestnut Farm Alpacas
Herd Size:39
Contact Name:Kay Kirk and Daron Cram
Telephone Number:07775924681
Nearest Town:Girton
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Chestnut Farm,
New Lane,
About this breeder:Here at chestnut farm we have a small bio-secure herd of high quality alpacas, we run a selective breeding program using some of the worlds finest genetics.
Our core herd carries genetics from EP Cambridge Peruvian Caesar and NWA Ltd Ruffo, now both sadly deceased.
The herd also carries genetics from other outstanding males including Cambridge Buckingham, Jolimont Commisario, Cambridge Shotgun, EP Cambridge Peruvian Spartacus, EP Cambridge Samson, Accoyo Killawasi, ARU Cambridge Ice Cool Lad, EP Cambridge Peruvian Maximus, Jolimont Conquistador, Windsong Valley Mateus of Wessex, Cambridge Encounter and Wellground Close Encounter.
Our own stud males carry some of these excellent genetics.
We have a selection of quality breeding females, potential studs, weanlings and wethers for sale.
All open females are sold with a mating to one of our stud males, this includes our prize winning stud,
Chestnut Farm Lord of Sherwood, who has Show Results to date of
1st Intermediate White Male.
Reserve Champion White Male,
Best of British Bred.
1st Adult White Male.
Champion White Male.
2nd Adult White Male.
3rd Adult White Male.
1st Adult White Male.
Champion White Male.
Supreme Champion.
2nd Adult White Male.
1st Adult White Male.
Champion White Male.
Supreme Champion.
Not only has Chestnut Farm Lord of Sherwood won Supreme Champion twice, but his very first progeny was awarded 1st Junior White Female and Champion White Female Northumberland 2014 and 1st Intermediate White Female and Champion White Female YAG show 2014.
Proving himself to be a champion herd sire, with all of his offspring being the finest that we have bred here at Chestnut Farm.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment to come and see our beautiful herd please do not hesitate to contact us.
Latest News:We recently attended the Northumberland County Show, it was a fantastic day with all of our small show team getting a placing, but the highlight of our day was Chestnut Farm Cassie, the very first progeny of our Supreme Champion Chestnut Farm Lord of Sherwood being awarded 1st Junior White Female and then Champion White Female, we are delighted with this result.

Breeder/Farm Name:Woodborough Alpacas
Herd Size:30
Contact Name:Debbie Harris
Telephone Number:07804306331
Nearest Town:Nottingham
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:78 Lowdham Lane
About this breeder:Woodborough Alpacas is a small holding in Nottinghamshire on the outskirts of the village of Woodborough. We have a small herd of huacayas and are concentrating on breeding quality rather than quantity.

We have alpacas from elite and show winning bloodlines and are hoping to continue this success.

We provide stud services together with a number of females and males for sale each year. All of which are handled and halter trained.

We provide after sales support whenever needed.

We also sell raw fleeces and yarn from our own alpacas together with other Alpaca related products.

Oxfordshire  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Little Acres Alpacas
Contact Name:Val Scane
Telephone Number:07868753554
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Little Acres Farm
About this breeder:We are a small family run business, breeding quality Suri Alpacas. We use high quality genetics within our breeding programme in order for us to produce show quality animals. We have obtained great results on the show circuits.

Herd Size:120
Contact Name:Philippa Wills
Telephone Number:01844 279805
Nearest Town:Great Milton
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Farm Manager: Louise Claydon

Telephone Number: 07778 044811

The Great House
Church Road
Great Milton
OX44 7PD
About this breeder:Having bred alpacas since 1995, we are extremely proud of our exceptionally fine animals which come in a wide range of colours.

Standing at Stud we have a full range of both White and solid Coloured animals. All have dense fleeces with low micron counts and great conformation. Our particular pride and joy is Accoyo Shere Revenge who we imported from Australia after he had become Champion Adult Huacaya Male at the 2006 Royal Melbourne Show. His sire is Accoyo Rasputin, who in turn is son of Don Juio Barreda's number one Sire Shere Kahn.

High quality females are usually sold pregnant, with or without the current year's cria at foot. Should a female be open, the purchaser may choose from our males as to which sire is desired to father the next cria.

We also have Peruvian and Chilean stud males for sale, along with good pet quality animals, all at attractively competitive prices.

We halter train all our alpacas and they are well used to handling.

Friendly on-going support and advice always available.

Visitors are most welcome and encouraged to view our beautiful herd without obligation. Do come and spend some enjoyable hours with us and our wonderful alpacas!
Please telephone Louise Claydon on 07778044811 to arrange an appointment.

As well as being halter trained, all our animals are micro chipped, tagged and registered with The British Alpaca Society.

You will find us nine miles south of Oxford and less than two miles from the M40.

Latest News:We will be showing alpacas at the OXFORD COUNTY AND THAME SHOW, at Thame Show Ground on Thursday 18th September from 8am to 6pm.

We will be situated next to the main show ring, exactly opposite the President's Tent.

This is the largest one day Agricultural Show in the Country, with endless animal competitions from horses, sheep, cattle, dogs, rabbits, birds and more. There will be a Craft marquee, flower competitions, vintage cars, vintage tractors along with the latest in modern machinery, plus a variety of food venues. Bands and exciting displays also take place in the main show ring. There is plenty of close-by parking.

In fact, the THAME SHOW makes a wonderful day out for all the family whatever their interests so do hope to see you there!

Breeder/Farm Name:Sapphire Alpacas
Herd Size:30
Contact Name:Paul Stead & Val Tew
Telephone Number:01295 721320
Nearest Town:South Newington
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Little Haven,
Barford Road,
South Newington,
About this breeder:Val & Paul, from years of experience of the breeding and management of other farm animals,have created a small herd of Huacaya Alpacas of the majority of colours. The herd is run with a high standard of animal husbandry of a non-invasive nature. We aim to manage our alpacas in a nature-complimentary way which has meant that over the years we have had very few birthing problems, premature cria or nutritional upsets.
We do not run a closed herd but we have not shown for 5 years and we no longer offer outside matings (the last were done over a year ago). The farm is bounded by a road or arable land on 3 sides and the fourth side is double-fenced 2 metres apart with a ditch between. We also run a flock of High Health Status Pedigree Sheep ( monitored by the Scottish Agricultural College Goat & Sheep Health Scheme).
We do not run any Husbandry Courses on the farm but we are more than willing to offer anybody full and complete support and advice.
Any purchaser will be offered Agistment services if necessary.
We are stockists of Camelid Complete Feeds and a specialist Alpaca in-feed mineral as sold by JG Animal Health and are always available to offer help and advice with alpaca nutrition.
Visitors will always be made welcome but please contact us first so that we can give you the time that you deserve.
Latest News:WE have a selection of animals for sale - males ready for work, boys as pets, girls with cria at foot, maidens and yearling alpaca of both sexes. All animals are sold with full back-up service and husbandry advice. If you are new or prospective owners then do not hesitate to contact us, we were like you not too long ago and appreciated the help and advice that we were given as we were building our herd.
We sell alpaca feed and specialist alpaca mineral in any quantity that you require.

Breeder/Farm Name:ADARA ALPACAS
Herd Size:14
Contact Name:VIV MATON
Telephone Number:07813 346563 / 01367 821197
Nearest Town:FARINGDON
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
About this breeder:Thank you for taking the time to read a little about us here at Adara.
We are a small specialist coloured Suri breeder based in Oxfordshire.
We breed for quality rather than quantity and therefore we know all our alpacas by name and character.
We have two white males unproven as yet as studs,first cria due on ground summer 2017.
We use a range of studs from other outstanding breeders enabling us to get the best genetics and positive traits from their studs for our females.
We are breeding for excellent conformation,high lustre,fineness and density and excellent temperments and alpacas that are easy to handle.
Our herd may only be small but the majority are prize winning alpacas.

Breeder/Farm Name:Bozedown Alpacas
Herd Size:800
Contact Name:Mary-Jo Smith
Telephone Number:0118 984 3827
Nearest Town:Pangbourne, Berkshire
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Bozedown Farm
About this breeder:Established 1989. Prizewinning herd.
Providing sound, friendly advice and full support.

Serious breeder committed to the future of the UK alpaca fibre industry.
Breeding for excellence in conformation and fibre.

Huacaya and suri sales.
Introduction Day Course.
Husbandry Courses.
Latest News:!989 - 2014: 25 Years Breeding Champions

At the first Alpaca Show of the year, the prestigious BAS National Show, on March 15/16 2014,
Bozedown Alpacas was awarded the following Champions:

Champion Brown Female
Champion Fawn Male
Champion White Female
Res. Champion White Male

Champion Brpwn Male
Champion Fawn Male
Res. Champion White Male

Report on the Alpaca Classic Event and Auction September 2013

This event was held for a second year at Bozedown Farm in South Oxfordshire. It was a typical September day with sunshine and showers, and more than 100 breeders attended.

The Seminars
Camelid Referral Vet. Claire Whitehead gave 2 enlightening and brand new presentations:
1. The Practicalities and Implications of ET and AI in Alpacas.
2. The top 4 causes of Cria Mortality
These were very well received and gave breeders lots of ideas and information on these important topics.

Fleece Guru Cheryl Gehly, a leading fleece judge and judge tutor in the USA:
1. “Crimp and Lock Style in Perspective”.
Cheryl’s main message being that fineness, density and uniformity are the most important, with crimp and lock structure being secondary traits, which are also a good indicator of follicular structure beneath the skin. Alpaca judges assess fineness by determining an average micron count. They also look for uniformity within the fleece, looking for overall consistency in micron, length and colour; and density, which indicates the number of follicles per square unit of skin. Fleece judges can make accurate density assessments by evaluating the solidity of individual groups of staples (huacaya) and locks (suri).
2. “The Meaning of Micron”.
A fun and practical session in which participants learned to assess micron, working in pairs. The amount of variation in micron (SD) needs to be lowered through breeding, in order to reduce the ‘itch’ factor in the finished product. 3. “Evaluating Fleece and Gaining a Full Perspective”.
Another practical session, this time in groups of 6 - 8, each with a whole fleece to evaluate. We were assessing micron, uniformity, density and brightness, and we all had lots of fun as this developed into a competition between the groups as to who had the overall ‘winning’ fleece. Everyone was so engrossed in this activity that it carried on past the 2pm estimated finish until after 5 pm.

The multi talented Brett Kaysen, complete with stetson, from Colorado State University, also gave 2 lectures in his own inimitable and engaging style:
1. “Alpacas Worldwide - an Independent Perspective” and
2. “Auctions - Getting the most out of them as a buyer”

Classic Auction
The highest prices achieved on the day were 9,500 guineas for Alpaca Stud Vanessa, and 9,500 guineas and 9000 guineas for the 2 female Breeders Selection lots, which gave the successful bidders the almost impossible task to select from our entire 2012 crop of fantastic females. Barbara Hetherington of Beck Brow alpacas was the successful bidder for the Bozedown female, and was thrilled to be able to select an outstanding brown female Bozedown Campari for her colour breeding programme, thus locking into 2 impeccable Bozedown bloodlines. Through her Grandsire Futurity Huacaya Champion Sire Bozedown Talisman, and her Grandsire Bozedown Thunder, who also sired Champion blacks Boz Oberon and Boz Kazzan,
Among the other Blood stock sold at the auction were Lot 6 and Lot 21 both went to Popham Alpacas, Lot 3 C-S Alpacas, Lot 17 to The Alpaca Farm and Lot 9, a fantastic pair of grey females, to the Gunther family in Belgium. All of these World Class pedigree females have great potential and we look forward to hearing news of some wonderful future progeny. Many congratulations to all of these discerning breeders.

Charity funds raised
There had been recent very bad news from the Puno region of Peru, where more than 25,000 animals had perished in freak severe snowstorms, leaving the subsistence herders there destitute. So at the end of the auction, Bozedown Alpacas and The Alpaca Stud each auctioned an élite Stud Service, which raised £3,500 to buy 238 good quality alpaca blankets. Alonso Burgos of Grupo Inca arranged this for us with no administration costs, and with the help of the local municipal government, the neediest herders were each given 2 of the blankets. It’s hard to describe the severity of the cold on the altiplano, where only 40 nights in the year are frost-free, and the night-time temperatures drop to minus 25 degrees on the majority of nights. The animals depend for their drinking water on above freezing temperatures, and when this does not happen they can die of thirst as well as hunger when the snow does not melt from their grazing, as there is no way of collecting and storing winter fodder as we do in the UK. Our very grateful thanks to the winning bidders Philippa Wills of Great House Alpacas and Lulu Oliver of Lusi Alpacas, who made this possible.

The evening kicked off with a live band playing 60’s and 70’s music in the barn, where there was also a free bar, and there was good food and a warm welcome from the big heaters in the marquee. Even so, the keen delegates turned out in force ready for the Sunday morning presentations. A memorable weekend!

Diary Date
The Third Annual Alpaca Classic Event and Seminars will be held on 6th and 7th September 2014. Brett and Cheryl will both be back to give further Seminars and share more fascinating insights and gems with us. Some of the top breeding from both Bozedown Alpacas and The Alpaca Stud will again be offered for auction - an unmissable opportunity to gain access to genetic developments that have taken many generations to achieve.

Shropshire  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Jupiter Alpacas
Herd Size:20
Contact Name:April Lay
Telephone Number:01939 235056
Nearest Town:Shrewsbury
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
About this breeder:As a farmer and Veterinary Nurse I have many years experience in animal husbandry and I am very enthusiastic in expanding my herd of Alpacas, intergrating this enterprise in our livestock and arable farm. Adult females, young females and young males are for sale. Husbandry and pasture advice is given to novice owners.Pregnancy scanning service provided for breeders.

Breeder/Farm Name:The Alpaca Farm
Herd Size:12
Contact Name:
Telephone Number:01952 541349
Nearest Town:Newport
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:The Stables
Cherrington Grange Barns
About this breeder:Home to 2016 BAS National Supreme Champion Alpaca Farm Eggnog The Alpaca Farm is a small friendly business based in the rolling Shropshire countryside specialising in the breeding of Huacaya Alpacas.

We began our adventure with alpacas in March 2010 and have gone on to create a truly successful award winning herd.

We research our breeding programme very carefully to ensure the animals we breed from are phenotypically correct and have advanced fleece characteristics. From time to time we have a limited number of alpacas for sale the quality of their genetics is reflected in their sales value. Our herd contains a truly impressive selection of genetics and range of colours.

We pride ourselves in the care & pride we take in our breeding program & only select animals which we feel will go on to improve our own herd & others.

Registered members of British Alpaca Society

Any questions? Tailored alpaca experience visits can be arranged where we would be delighted o share our passion and knowledge.

Somerset  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Summerhaze Alpacas
Herd Size:25
Contact Name:Jacqueline & Colin Reeves
Telephone Number:07855966109
Nearest Town:Glastonbury
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Ash view Farm
About this breeder:Ash View Farm is a smallholding of around 16 acres.
We are situated in the Somerset levels, about 5 miles from Glastonbury on the outskirts of the small village of

Over the past year we have been blessed with 3 beautiful female cria - out of 3 of our breeding mums. These we hope to show in the spring...fingers crossed!

This year we are hoping to have a higher percentage of pregnancies/births from our 14 breeding females.

Our breeding plans are to improve the quality and quantity of fleece from our range of coloured animals, which range from bay black, browns, and grey. We also have several white females to compliment and provide good quality young from our part shared stud male....Peruvian concept jack.

We have recently began a new breeding programme by introducing our new stud are very excited by the introduction of their off spring next year.

Latest News:April 2012

We attended our first ever show on the 14/15 April - The Southwest Group 2012 Alpaca Spring Show.

We took 3 of our 2011 Cria and our part owned Stud Male.

We walked away with a 1st place in the Female Junior Grey class, a 2nd place in the Female Junior Brown Class and a 2nd place in the Male Adult White Class. We also won Championship Reserve in the female Grey class. So overall we had an amazing weekend, and an excellent first show for Summerhaze Alpacas.

We are now looking forward to our next couple of shows we have lined up...

September 2012

After a great show success, this has started out to be a good year!
We have had 4 lovely cria born...2 x males 2 x females. thankfully everything went well for both mums and babies!

With strong cria running around the paddocks and our own hay baled...and safely stored for the winter, we look forward to our next challenge....Fencing which is an on going process as we are making them smaller - so more managable (if only the weather helped)!!! Hopefully we should have our first phase finished before winter sets in.
We... like many other breeders, are in a delema not knowing the best way forward with planning when it comes to shelters. Still we battle on and for the animals sake!!

All four cria are filling out nicely and looking good.... so we are looking forward to the halter training ready for the show team for next year.

HAY FOR SALE £3.25 per bale....Good quality Somerset Hay. ( No chemicals or rain). Call - 07855966109/01458 850393 if interested

March 2013

What a winter!!! lets hope spring is on its way!!

We managed to get on the land ....with the couple of weeks dry weather....finished hedge cutting at last. Hay fields topped and harrowed ...all we need now is sunshine for the grass to grow.

As for our animals they are looking good. Busy halter training the young ones, and looking forward to our first newborns next month.

We'd like to thank our customers who recently purchased from our beautiful herd, and wish them all the best.

Now looking at the show calendar .... we had such a good time last year, we wouldn't want to miss this year.

May 2014

This year is running away already, with this years cria due at any time soon. We have had a good year with lots happening, from sales through to our planning being granted for a house....this is a very exciting time and can't wait.

We have started revamping our barn by extending the flooring across to allow more space for hay/straw and to add a fibre room where I can store and sort my fleece without being interrupted and rushed. On the ground floor there will be a large food/storage room and a meeting/viewing room for potential clients and visitors, not to mention a selection of pens ranging from large to smaller ones for last we will be prepared for all weather conditions.

We also bought in a new stud male 'Inca Dakota' are very excited about this. We will be mating him to our females with the intention to add colour, structure, density and just as important...a desirable look to our future herd. We will be offering his services through mobile matings to start with.

Well...the shows are already underway and although we have not entered into the earlier shows we are looking forward to being at the Devon County and the Bath & hopefully see you there.

Breeder/Farm Name:Urcuchillay Alpacas
Herd Size:41
Contact Name:Carla and Andre
Telephone Number:01458860052 / 07570511299
Nearest Town:Glastonbury
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Penmeare Farm, Glastonbury Road, Meare, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9SN
About this breeder:We are ethical breeders, both in the care of our animals and in our commitment to improving the quality of alpacas in this country. All of our alpacas are bred from imported genetics across the world, e.g. Australia, America and New Zealand, with a wide selection of colours, including stunning greys present in our herd. Our focus is on the fineness and density of fleece and conformation, with our aim to produce healthy and top quality animals that will impress in the show ring and in their breeding ability.

We have had proven success in the show ring with some of these winning alpacas for sale. All alpacas are sold with vet check and are BAS registered.

Breeder/Farm Name:Reddingvale Alpacas
Herd Size:50
Contact Name:Vivienne and Andrew Walker
Telephone Number:01963 370223 or 07768 327141
Nearest Town:Templecombe near Wincanton
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Lower Throop Farm, Throop Road, Templecombe, Somerset,
About this breeder:We are a small family run Alpaca farm established in 2003, conveniently situated in central South West England, close to the borders of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, easily accessible from the A303. We have spacious up to date facilities and can offer a comprehensive service to Alpaca owners.

All our animals are treated as individuals, temperament and health being our main priority. Our Alpacas are kept in small groups in large paddocks, thus reducing competitive stress and associated health problems. Our philosophy is quality not quantity.

We have some excellent advanced Australian genetics, enabling us to continually improve the fibre quality of our herd.

Visitors are always welcome by prior appointment to view these wonderful and addictive animals.

We specialise in blacks and fawns and are now able to offer a new generation of quality Australian studs to the South West. Their services will be available as either 'Drive By' or 'Mobile' at affordable rates.

Breeder/Farm Name:Garsons Field Alpacas
Herd Size:22
Contact Name:MRS E R Moggridge
Telephone Number:01275 472177
Nearest Town:Winford
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:The Willows
Near Winford
North Somerset
About this breeder:I'm Elaine Moggridge and I started Garsons Field Alpacas in 2006 when I took early retirement from a long career as a primary school teacher but wasn't ready to give up nurturing!

My husband Garry and I had the opportunity to buy Garsons Field, the land adjacent to our house in 1994. After letting it to local farmers for cattle and sheep grazing we became more and more drawn to the idea of keeping our own animals one day.

Since our children were small, we have always had dogs, rabbits, chickens (and occasionally ducks) and although wanting to keep livestock, we didn’t want anything we’d have to take to market. Alpacas seemed the obvious choice!

After my final day at school we visited various alpaca breeders, who were always very enthusiastic and encouraging.

We started with two pregnant females, one potential stud male and two wethers, chosen purely by their looks (not a wise move).

We now have a herd of sixteen very healthy and happy alpacas, six of our eight females are due to birth in the summer. They are all pets and hand fed twice everyday. Luckily, we have enough space to be able to rotate the paddocks and produce our own hay.

Herd Size:28
Contact Name:LYNN PEPPER
Telephone Number:07790674334
Nearest Town:FROME
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
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to protect our herd we operate a strict bio security regime on our farm and are a closed herd.



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Breeder/Farm Name:OAKLEY ALPACAS
Herd Size:30
Contact Name:LISA WALL
Telephone Number:07801 734823
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact

Breeder/Farm Name:Apple Vale Alpacas
Herd Size:16
Contact Name:Dave and Joy Bearman
Telephone Number:01278 722642
Nearest Town:Bridgwater
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Rose Cottage
About this breeder:Breeder of alpacas with integral fibre and garment production studio. We have been breeding alpacas since 2008, and have grown steadily as we acquired more land. All of our fleeces are used by Joy to make luxurious, knitted, felted and woven soft garments and accessories.
We take an active part in the local and national agricultural and alpaca show scene, and have been regular attendees and participants at the annual popular Alpaca Futurity show.

Follow our development on the 'blog', via.

Breeder/Farm Name:Angersleigh Alpacas
Herd Size:45
Contact Name:Judith Newman & Gary Steer
Telephone Number:07901 683802
Nearest Town:Highbridge
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Apple Tree Farm
Westhill Lane
Bason Bridge
About this breeder:We believe that great genetics breeds success and we are trying to pursue this belief through the addition to our herd of the top australian and american genetics we can find. We have the genetics of Spartacus, Ruffo, Brutus, Conquistador, Caesar, Commisario as well as some of the best of the Snowmass lines. We are within 5 mins of junction 22 of the M5 motorway and 10 minutes of junction 23 and therefore easily accessible.

We have top quality stud males and also stock for sale from breeding males and females to pet alpacas. We also offer a full backup service for new owners.

Our aim is to breed top quality whites, fawns and browns. The alpacas advertised here are a sample and if you they do not meet your current requirements then please get in touch, come and visit us and see our herd and select from our full stock.

South Yorkshire  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Astonishing Alpacas
Contact Name:Julia Smith
Telephone Number:01427754748
Nearest Town:Doncaster
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:The Willows
9 Nethergate
About this breeder:A small family run business where quality counts . All our alpacas are solid colours .

Breeder/Farm Name:Moss Carr Lodge Alpacas
Herd Size:32
Contact Name:Miss C Metcalfe
Telephone Number:01302700880/07761170277
Nearest Town:South Yorkshire
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Moss Carr Lodge,
Heyworth Lane,
South Yorkshire
About this breeder:Moss Carr Lodge Alpacas was established in 2008 and currently the herd numbers stand at 32. I was
looking for a change in lifestyle following a serious
riding accident and discovered alpacas! Now I have
a quality herd sourced from top breeders, produce
luxurious yarn for a wide range of uses, have my
own log cabin and my own rewarding business. I have been inspired to invest in alpacas and create my own cottage industry and willingly offer help and
advice to anyone who wishes to do the same.
Latest News:The Yorkshire Alpaca Group Show on 16th October 2010 was a very enjoyable and successful day out. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and showing alpacas is so easy and laid back compared to the years when I was showing horses! My little chap, MCL Festival repeated the success he had at the Northumberland County Show in May by winning his Intermediate Class and then being awarded Champion White Male! Hopefully I will be taking him to the Futurity show in March which is something to look forward to during the winter months. On the 12th December I will be attending, for the first time, the Victorian Christmas Fair at Cusworth Hall with my alpacas and paca products. Am looking forward to it and it will get me in the festive spirit!
Now it's March and Spring is almost upon us! Daffodils and tree blossoms are everywhere. I love Spring and in
particular as the trees sprout leaves and the birds sing like mad. Life is gearing up to alpaca births and already my Gold Star is overdue ( she always is!). I think that with the harsh winter a lot of girls will be late this year.
I attended the British Alpaca Futurity on 11-12 March and what a splendid event is was! I took MCL Festival and his pal, Harry and although he wasnt placed he behaved impeccably. The standard of alpacas at the show was awesome and the atmosphere was terrific. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and the seminars very informative. I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed what was a very well organised and successful event. It is the Alpaca showpiece and anyone interested in alpacas should attend and be inspired!
At the Yorkshire Alpaca Group meeting in January I found myself volunteering to take over the reins of Show Organiser this year!! Having had a site visit to Thirsk Farmers Market on 22 March this year's Show will be held on 8 October at the Market. I am very excited and looking forward to organising the event which last year was a huge success. After a lifetime in horses I find showing alpacas such a refreshing and enjoyable change and hope lots of people will attend and bring their alpacas!?
January 8 2014. At the start of the New Year Moss Carr Lodge Alpacas has grown considerably since my last news update on AlpacaSeller. My herd numbers remain at around 30 huacayas and consist of 3 stud males, 3 young males, 3 wethers, 6 weanlings and 15 breeding females. I gained Full Planning Permission to live on my land in a log cabin in 2012 after 4 years on a Temporary Planning Permission. I have horses,dogs, ducks, chickens and ferrets as well as the alpacas which keeps me busy!This year I have 7 females pregnant and as usual am excited about new crias being born! This is the time of year when thoughts turn to which shows to enter and who to take?! For the past 3 years I have organised the Yorkshire Alpaca Show at Thirsk in October and thoroughly enjoy meeting breeders and public alike at what has become a very succesful event. Shows are the ideal time to see what's going on in the alpaca world and to catch up with friends so I advise everyone to go to at least one show this year and enjoy the atmosphere?? The BAS National Show has moved to a brand new venue for 2014 and will include Fancy Dress for alpacas for the very first time. This is the brainchild of Julia Smith, Secretary of the Yorkshire Alpaca Show and is hugely popular with alpaca folk particularly children so anyone who wishes to go to the National but is not sure about showing should enter the Fancy Dress and have some fun!

Herd Size:47
Contact Name:JANET BROWN
Telephone Number:07734154868
Nearest Town:rotheham
Email:Click Here To Contact
About this breeder:My name is Janet Brown and I started breeding alpacas five years ago just by chance - I was looking on the web site for a tractor for my husband and saw a group of 8 suri alpacas for sale - I just went to have a look at them and I was hooked. Now in 2016 we have a herd of 47 alpacas which is made up of suri and Huacaya's -I bought my main stud muffin (chezney) four years ago and he is producing some very good quality suri crias. He is available for stud work. It has taken some time to get organised but last year we started to produce socks from our own fleece. I am looking to expand this side of things. We are just building a log cabin as we have been granted temparay planning permission to live on our land which will make thing so much easier and safer for the animals. We only have male alpacas for sale as we are still expaning our herd.

Staffordshire  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Sunnyside Alpacas
Herd Size:30
Contact Name:Mrs Margaret and Mr Chris Wood
Telephone Number:07870 469282
Nearest Town:Stone
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Sunnyside Alpacas
About this breeder:We are keepers and breeders of quality Alpacas both for fineness of fleece and fibre production.
Our main emphasis is on the health and well-being of all of our animals.

Breeder/Farm Name:Skylarkin' Alpacas
Herd Size:39
Contact Name:Carol Fitzpatrick
Telephone Number:07890 338658
Nearest Town:Codsall Wood
Email:Click Here To Contact
County Lane
Codsall Wood
Nr Wolverhampton
About this breeder:Skylarkin' Alpacas is owned and run by Carol and John Fitzpatrick. Between us we have in excess of 50 years experience of providing excellent standards of care and welfare to all of our animals.

Skylarks is an 8½ acre smallholding which is home to our horses, dogs, chickens and our growing herd of quality alpacas.

Skylarkin' alpacas was established in 2013 when we realised alpacas were right for us. We visited many patient and kind breeders until we found the perfect girls. We bought our starter herd of 11 colourful alpacas; colourful in nature and fleece!

We have lots of experiences to share of our own journey and are happy to answer any questions you have in relation to all things alpaca.

In 2015 and 2016 we entered fleeces in the National Alpaca Show and the Three Counties Show in Malvern enjoying great success with each of our fleeces. We’ve been too busy to show this year.

We currently have a herd of 39 alpacas, including 5 cria and many more yet to arrive this year.

Alpacas brought comedy to our fields. Until you own alpacas and watch their endearing ways you won't believe how addictive they are. Alpacas display a strong sense of family within the herd, many nannies for newborn cria and there is always a welcoming party for all new arrivals

Come and visit us, you'll be made very welcome, and we promise to do our best to meet your individual requirements, whether this is for a starter herd, pet boys, field guards, expanding your own herd or simply curious and wanting to visit to see whether these gorgeous animals are for you. Skylarkin' Alpacas is committed to offering a comprehensive after sales service if required.

We have a wonderful selection of alpacas which I hope with entice you to give us a call.

Suffolk  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Hillyridge Alpacas
Herd Size:60
Contact Name:Jo Bridge
Telephone Number:07703005447
Nearest Town:Great Cornard
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Brook farm House ,Bures road,
Great Cornard
About this breeder:Hilly ridge Alpacas is located on the Suffolk / Essex borders. We try to maintain our herd at around 60 Alpacas We are happy to speak to anyone thinking about starting out and sharing our experiences as we go along.

All our animals are sold with a full back up service , BAS registration and full husbandry record.

We love our Alpacas and welcome any questions !. No question is too silly to ask as I'm sure we asked it somewhere or at sometime!

We welcome visitors to our farm but would appreciate a call first.

Breeder/Farm Name:Melford Green
Herd Size:100
Contact Name:Paul Rylott
Telephone Number:01728 668446
Nearest Town:Darsham
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Old Hall Farm
About this breeder:Melford Green are dedicated to improving the quality of Alpaca fleece. At Melford Green Alpacas we combine elite genetics with a unique knowledge of breeding techniques and first class animal welfare standards in order to provide our customers with truly high-quality breeding stock.

We also have a fantastic selection of companion / pet animals. Large range of colours are currently available. All of our companion animals are BAS registered, micro-chipped and socialised before delivery.

Husbandry courses and shearing services can be provided.

As our name suggests we are commited to sustainable agriculture and support local business.
Latest News:BBC Countryfile have visited Melford Green for a 2nd time.
The show will be aired on 17th November 2013

Breeder/Farm Name:Woodbine Farm Alpacas
Herd Size:52
Contact Name:David Cooper and Pauline Sandell
Telephone Number:01379 854454
Nearest Town:Weybread
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Woodbine Farm
Hoxne Road
About this breeder:We started in 2007 with six pregnant females and now have 52 animals with further cria due in 2013. We are one of the larger alpaca farms in the East of England that specifically breed quality brown and black alpacas. In the last four years we have carefully chosen the best genetics to improve the fineness and density of the fleece of our herd and to continue with this breeding programme we are in the process of importing a black male stud from Australia. We have three studs of our own, Zarza Marley-Rizardo II, a blue black male with true to type confirmation, who has passed on his excellent fleece characterists to his progeny. We also have EP Cambridge Cappuccino a brown stud that we purchased last year and are looking forward to seeing his cria this year. We have also just puchased a solid white stud male, Morden Hall Endor, the Grandson of the famous NWA Ruffo. He has just started working and has females spitting off. Although we specialize in browns and blacks, we do have some fawn and white. We pride ourselves on our high standards of animal welfare and bio security and will be able to offer advice to any prospective buyers. Please check our website for yarn and knitted goods.

Breeder/Farm Name:Moat Alpacas
Herd Size:40
Contact Name:Sally and Simon Ilett
Telephone Number:07833418863
Nearest Town:Theberton
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Moat Farm
About this breeder:Having been dairy and sheep farmers all our working lives, we became hooked on Alpacas.

Our core aim is to produce top quality animals with fleeces for the show ring as well as commercial use.

We are concentrating on breeding animals with excellent confirmation, and fleeces with low sd.
Latest News:Appledene Apollo's first Cria Moat Farm Ezra is awarded first Junior Brown Male at the 2017 National Show

Breeder/Farm Name:BellaRuba Alpacas
Contact Name:Maria Wade & Sharon Wade
Telephone Number:07415461410
Nearest Town:Crowfield
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:The Mead,
Debenham Road,
About this breeder:Offer quality animals with top genetics.
Stud services
Quality fleeces in a range of colours.
Alpacas talks, walks and experience days

Our Website:

Warwickshire  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:lucky tails alpaca farm
Herd Size:23
Contact Name:sarah booth
Telephone Number:07753333784
Nearest Town:hurley
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:lucky tails alpaca farm
dexter lane,
About this breeder:We are a small and friendly farm that prides itself on excellent customer service and care. We have high quality alpacas to suit your budget. All our alpacas are friendly and gentle, all used to being handled. We offer 24/7 aftercare and support.
We offer various stud services both on farm and drive by with discounts for multiple bookings.
We process and sell our fleeces in our barn shop and online.We believe the alpaca industry will continue to grow and are keen to support it.

Breeder/Farm Name:Faerie Tale Alpacas
Herd Size:70
Contact Name:Kierti Vaidya
Telephone Number:07950671672
Nearest Town:Kenilworth
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Faerie Tale Farm
Rouncil Lane
About this breeder:At Faerie Tale Alpacas we continuously strive to improve conformation and fleece quality. The alpaca industry in the UK has utilised the top genetics from around the world to accelerate our breeding programme. Since starting in 2008, we have taken great care to use only the most elite stud males from the top alpaca breeders in the UK. The males used are chosen for their elite fleece qualities and superior genetics; many are multi and supreme champions and have often been imported from South America or Australia which has an extremely advanced breeding programme. This careful selection has improved the quality of our crias year on year.

In 2015 we purchased our first stud males to introduce top quality colour into our herd. Aztec and Zaire are both superb coloured males offering elite genetics and in demand grey and black. Contact us for more details.

We are currently down sizing our herd for winter and have some lovely pet males at very competitive prices. Discounts on packages, full advice and after sales support given.
Latest News: Alpaca Farm Experience

Ever wanted to get up close and personal with alpacas? Come and meet these charming, gentle animals on our alpaca experience day.

Spend a leisurely 2 hours getting to know all about alpacas, relax as we take a farm tour to meet the alpacas and take an alpaca for a walk. Then finish with a look at our gorgeous range of hand knitted alpaca accessories.

We are located in Kenilworth, Warwickshire just off junction 15 of the M40 with easy access from the M1 and M6, just a 40 minute drive from Birmingham.

A typical itinerary to include:

• 11 am, Introduction to alpacas talk
o What are they?
o What do they eat?
o Are they easy to care for?
o What do you do with them?
o Do they really spit?

• 11.30 Stroll around the farm
o Meet the alpacas, including young cria (baby alpacas)
o If you're very lucky you might see an alpaca birth!
o Look at raw fleeces and discover what makes alpaca fibre so special
o Chance to spot wildlife including rabbits and buzzards and wild flowers
o Splash in the brook

• 12.00 Feed the alpacas and choose an alpaca to take for a walk around the farm. Learn how to catch and halter an alpaca

• 12.45 Finish with a look at out 100% uk alpaca products with a chance to purchase our unique designs at very reasonable prices.

• Option to bring a packed lunch and have a picnic surrounded by our beautiful alpacas.

We run our experience days Wednesday to Sunday from 11am-1. Other times maybe possible, email for details. Days maybe cancelled due to very bad weather.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
Under 12s cannot walk the alpacas but can walk alongside.
1 alpaca per 2 people
Minimum number required is 2 people.
Please wear sensible outdoor clothing and depending on the weather waterproofs. Wellies or waterproof boots must be worn as the tour includes crossing a brook.
Sorry but no dogs allowed on the farm although there is a public footpath if you would like to walk your dog after the farm visit.
All attendees must sign a waiver

All days must be booked and paid for in advance via paypal or postal cheque.
Tel: 07950 671 672

£20 per adult
£15 per child
Family of 4 £50

We can also tailor days to suit you offering advice on herd selection, breeding for success, fleece preparation for showing and processing, farm layout, husbandry and welfare and advice on gaining planning permission for agricultural workers dwellings. Email for details.

Faerie tale farm, Rouncil lane, Kenilworth cv8 1nn

Breeder/Farm Name:Willoughby Alpacas
Herd Size:20
Contact Name:Jeremy Stocker
Telephone Number:01788 890920
Nearest Town:Willoughby
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:The Old Vicarage
Lower Street
About this breeder:Willoughby Alpacas is a small family-run herd located on the Warwickshire / Northamptonshire border. In addition to our breeding programme, we specialise in sales of halter-trained pet males in a variety of colours. All our animals are accustomed to regular handling and being taken for walks. They are sold microchipped, wormed and vaccinated up to date. Discounts available for purchase of 3 or more alpacas.

Breeder/Farm Name:Fosse Alpaca
Herd Size:37
Contact Name:Christine & Alan Lorentzen
Telephone Number:01926612700
Nearest Town:Offchurch, Leamington Spa
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Fosse Wharf Lodge
Fosse Way
Leamington Spa
About this breeder:A small breeder of high quality animals offering after sales support to our clients.

West Sussex  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Artwork Alpacas
Herd Size:37
Contact Name:Ken Freivokh
Telephone Number:07785 258740
Nearest Town:Rogate
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Mills Farm House
About this breeder:Artwork Alpacas are lifestyle breeders. Having purchased some of the top females in the UK, Ken & Liz secured a share in some of the World’s top herd sires, personally chosen by International Judge Nick Harrington-Smith from the World famous Snowmass ranch in Idaho, US. The selection and importation process took almost two years, and resulted in the most amazing collection of top studs, jointly owned with top alpaca breeders Alpaca Stud, Meon Valley Alpacas and Pure Alpacas (brown, fawn, light and white – seven amazing specimens) and with Alpaca Stud and Merrifield Alpacas (two stunning black males)
The current herd includes three generations successively mated to such champion studs. This process has not only achieved the desired fleece characteristics and a dramatic reduction in the micron fineness, but further allowed Artwork Alpacas to achieve the desired optimisation of unique traits, such as perfect conformation, strong frame, short muzzle, uniform fleece distribution.
It is always difficult to select any of our alpacas to place on a ‘for sale’ list but, equally, we believe it is important that we limit the numbers in our herd, such that we can continue to offer the close and personal care, and we continue to target improvements to raise the overall standard and reinforce the traits which make Artwork Alpacas so special.
Therefore, the alpacas which we reluctantly selected are not on the list because they are in any way inferior – in many cases they are our top animals, but decisions must be taken bearing in mind the stud males available to us.
We are also selectively offering the services of such top Snowmass studs.

Breeder/Farm Name:Redens Alpacas
Herd Size:200
Contact Name:Linda Mackintosh
Telephone Number:01798 861754 mob: 0711 647107
Nearest Town:Petworth
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
West Sussex
About this breeder:Specialist breeder of black alpacas with one of Europe's largest black herds. Living in a peaceful environment on the edge of the Sussex downs.
Striving to create a unique group of stunning black animals with carefully selected genetics, that produce fibre that is recognised for its fineness and luxurious feel.
We believe that outstanding females form the basis of a great herd. We started by selecting females from Inca Alpaca and to that foundation we have continued to add excellent females from Inca, EP Cambridge and Fowberry Alpacas. In 2016 we bought the UK black female herd from EP Cambridge giving us a herd of over 100 breeding females. We mate these females to sires with prize winning genetics to create a breeding program that produces offspring with good confirmation and traits such as fineness and density to continue to improve our herds genetics. These females have produced excellent progeny with their offspring giving us a group of mostly black alpacas that carry these strong genetics. They are well framed animals that carry a large quantity of luxurious fibre and produce strong and healthy cria.
Black being the most challenging of colours, our goal is to breed one of the finest black herds in the country.
We now have a number of excellent females for sale ranging from young females to proven dams including those pregnant to Surtierra Shadow our stunning black male who was a result of a two year search and imported from Australia in June 2015. Additionally we have some lovely and friendly pet boys and potential herd sires for sale.

Breeder/Farm Name:Hurst Alpacas
Herd Size:52
Contact Name:Madeleine & Daniel Vogt
Telephone Number:+44 (0) 7785 296 379
Nearest Town:Hurstpierpoint
Web Site:
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Address:Little Danny Farmhouse
New Way Lane
West Sussex
About this breeder:We are a small breeder of Huacaya alpacas in West Sussex. We started in 2005 with three pregnant females and two wethers. We now own a herd of 50 alpacas in various colours. In 2011 we had the first three crias from our own stud male Hurst Montezuma. Our aim is to breed good quality animals with sound conformation and dense, soft fleece. We have gained experience through attending workshops, courses and every day hands on experience with these beautiful animals.
Our farm bred stud males Hurst Montezuma and Hurst Ernesto have produced some beautiful crias in the last few years.

We had four crias in summer 2013 from Hurst Napoleon, son of Dovecote Jacquinto of Alpaca Stud ( two males and two females. )
We are planning to reduce our herd and have therefore some good deals available.

We also own a small flock of Balwen Welsh Mountain sheep.
We also sell 100% pure Alpaca yarn produced from the fleeces of our own herd.
Latest News:In 2013 we had four crias, all offsprings of Hurst Napoleon, son of Dovecote Jaquinto of the Alpaca Stud. The four youngsters (two males and two females) are growing well despite the wet winter we had.

Herd Size:37
Contact Name:Bruce and Peta Ives
Telephone Number:07766252310
Nearest Town:Chichester
Web Site:
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Address:Dunreyth Alpacas
West Sussex
About this breeder:We are a small family run alpaca business specialising in friendly happy alpacas. We take out groups of people on alpaca walks and produce unique hand knitted garments using our own fibre. We encourage visits from schools and special needs groups and take our boys to residential and nursing homes. We are available for advice and assistance for new owners.

Wiltshire  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Folly Lane Alpacas
Herd Size:7
Contact Name:Brenda Jones
Telephone Number:01225 703277
Nearest Town:Melksham
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:53 Folly Lane
About this breeder:Only been breeding alpacas for 3 years, all of our animals have quality breeding, I have use the fleece for spinning, and knitting. Small friendly herd, have a lot of human attention.
We need to sell as we are losing our grazing.

Breeder/Farm Name:EP Cambridge UK
Contact Name:Matthew and Catherine Lloyd
Telephone Number:01672 541555 or 07894568331
Nearest Town:Baydon
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Baydon House,Baydon,Marlborough,Wiltshire
About this breeder:EP Cambridge is committed to contributing to the UK industry in the same way as we have throughout the past 15 years in Australia. With dedicated, loyal staff and careful, experienced breeding practices we believe that EP Cambridge UK will continue to produce superior, desirable bloodlines.

We have established our stud as not only nationally but also internationally renowned through our continual confidence in the industry and consistent show successes.

Our latest inclusion to EP Cambridge UK is the set up of EPC's stud farm based in Baydon, Wiltshire. The property is well situated to cater for all UK breeders.
Latest News:EP Cambridge's latest import of Elite females have arrived and have almost completed their 30 day on farm period after arrival into the UK. There are some of the best alpacas amongst this group that EPC has ever put together to bring to the UK with genetic depth that one dreams for.
Sires include EP Cambridge Spartacus ( sire of Cambridge Navigator - this years Supreme Champion in his only 3 outings - SWAG Show Bristol, Bath and West and The Nationals).
Commisario (Siring champions throughout Australia, NZ and Europe).
There are some select packages available so please feel free to contact EPC should you like to visit or for further details on females we have available not only from our most recent shipment but from our whole herd!

Herd Size:30
Contact Name:Hannah Welch
Telephone Number:01225 782661
Nearest Town:Broughton Gifford, nr. Bath/Bradford-on-Avon
Web Site:
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Address:Willowbrook Farm
The Common
Broughton Gifford
Nr. Melksham
About this breeder:Dedicated to the development of a sustainable fleece industry. Breeding quality, healthy alpacas using top genetics. Fine fleeced animals of different colours.

Sole owner of the outstanding brown stud male 'Snowmass Sizlin Hot', who has proved his value time and time again with the continued success of his progeny in the show ring. Sizlin Hot’s thirteenth fleece had an MFD of just 24.0 microns! He repeatedly passes this hugely important trait of lasting fineness to his offspring.

Come and see how you can not fail to fall in love with these gentle and enchanting animals.

Help, on-going support, and a cup of coffee always available!!

Herd Size:25
Contact Name:Janet Kennedy
Telephone Number:07786 228647
Nearest Town:Broughton Gifford near Bath
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
About this breeder:We are situated close to the historic city of Bath with good road links to the rest of the UK. Our aim is to produce alpacas of superb quality with excellent temperament and fleece characteristics. We enjoy producing Huacayas of all colours but have a particular interest in black and grey.

Enquiries are always welcome.
Latest News:Chalfield Alpacas is downsizing. This is a great opportunity to purchase quality animals at a realistic price. I am able to put together packages to suit different requirements. I have show quality alpacas, proven breeding females and alpacas suitable for pets, flock guards or fleece production. Please contact 07786 228647 for further details and to discuss your requirements as not all alpacas have been listed individually.

Contact Name:Rob and Les Rawlins
Telephone Number:01380 830431
Nearest Town:Bratton
Web Site:
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Address:Wellground Farm.
Lower Westbury Road,
About this breeder:We are no longer breeding or keeping alpacas due to Bovine TB in alpacas in the UK. Our herd contracted Bovine TB, from the purchase of a small group of alpacas from a well known source in the UK.

The devastating results of the infection that spread through our alpaca herd left us heartbroken. DEFRA were killing our animals and their young cria following positive blood testing, after post mortem examinations only one of the many, many that they killed had any signs of Bovine TB.

We could no longer face breeding alpacas into the future, the pain of the loss was too traumatic.

We no longer have any alpacas, we now breed Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys, have a look at our web site at

Herd Size:30
Contact Name:Steve Powell
Telephone Number:01179373862/m07977889262
Nearest Town:Bath/Bristol/Chippenham
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Ashwood farm Rookery Lane Hinton Chippenham, Wiltshire
About this breeder:At Ashwood alpacas we cannot accept just average we are breeding superiour quality white alpacas from the most famous and proven bloodlines from Australia and Newzealand.
we believe quality more than quantity is key to succsessfull breeding programme. Contstant improvement sourcing the finest elite genetics. our herd consists of famous bloodlines including peruvian hemmingway, E.P cambridge valour, E.P cambridge cajamarca,Jolimont warrior, jolimont attitude, peruvian Auzengate, E.P cambridge killawasi . from pets to prize winners for sale, we are convenient to bristol, bath and chippenham just 5 mins from M4 J18.

Breeder/Farm Name:Patou Alpacas
Herd Size:60
Contact Name:Mark & Sue Steele
Telephone Number:01747870222 Mob: 0788 0542260
Nearest Town:Chilmark
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:81 Ridge
About this breeder:Patou Alpacas is a friendly alpaca breeder located in the beautiful countryside of South West Wiltshire.

Mark and Sue Steele aim to breed up the best herd possible of coloured alpacas. We carefully selected our foundation herd and we use the same care and attention to details when planning future matings, Each year we see an improvement in the overall quality of the herd and we now have some wonderful high quality breeding females for sale.

Our herd was transformed following the arrival of Van Diemen Qjori of Patou in 2012, who we exported from Van Diemen Alpacas, based in Tasmani, Australia. We now have over 30 of his progeny in the herd and he has done a fabulous job of passing on, not only his beautiful rich colour but his fineness, density and suoer soft buttery handle.

We know all our alpacas by name and know their characters very well. We want all our clients to be as happy with their choice of Alpacas as we are. All our alpacas come with our commitment to provide all the necessary support and advice required for those new to Alpacas.

In November 2012 we voluntarily paid for a private Tb test on our entire herd. We used the revolutionary Enferplex test which has been developed in Ireland. The whole herd, as expected tested clear of TB.

We only sell happy healthy alpacas.

Latest News:Please see our blog for all the latest news

Worcestershire  (Back To Top)

Breeder/Farm Name:Temevale Alpacas
Herd Size:48
Contact Name:Graeme Barrett
Telephone Number:01584 781352
Nearest Town:Eastham, Tenbury Wells
Web Site:
Email:Click Here To Contact
Tenbury Wells
WR15 8NW
About this breeder:Temevale Alpacas are located in the glorious West Worcestershire countryside, near Tenbury Wells.
Concentrating on conformation and quality, doing everything possible to become recognised for the quality of our stock and general endeavours to enhance the Alpaca industry in the UK.
We are members of the British Alpaca Society with which all are stock are registered.
We currently have young males and females available for purchase, please see our Sales List.
We are now the proud owners of the 'grabbed by the alpacas' brand. In addition to our core business of breeding we offer an all year round Alpaca Trekking Experience, the only one of its kind in the UK Midlands. This enables clients, many of whom would otherwise never have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with these adorable animals, an opportunity to enter and enjoy the world of Alpacas and truly become 'grabbed by the alpacas'. This is the essence of our brand and everything we stand for in revolutionising the Alpaca industry within the UK.
We pride ourselves with excellent client support.Visit our informative and educational website
Latest News:In addition to our core business of breeding we offer an all year round Alpaca Trekking Experience, the only one of its kind in the UK Midlands. This enables clients, many of whom would otherwise never have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with these adorable animals, an opportunity to enter and enjoy the world of Alpacas and truly become 'grabbed by the alpacas'. This is the essence of our brand and everything we stand for in revolutionising the Alpaca industry within the UK.
We pride ourselves with excellent client support.

Please visit our web site and Facebook Page "Temevale Alpacas"

Breeder/Farm Name:Palton
Herd Size:30
Contact Name:Mr & Mrs James and Ann Price
Telephone Number:01299 861870
Nearest Town:Bewdley
Web Site: (currently updating)
Email:Click Here To Contact
Address:Home Lodge
Trimpley Lane
About this breeder:We own a small select herd of quality animals, mixed colours, including white, black, brown, various fawns . Our alpacas have excellent fleece and come from well established lines. Our animals are friendly and some halter trained. We do have one or two female crias for sale for sale and will be able to offer young males at the end of the year (2014) Feel free to contact us if you would like to view or chat about them or if you are thinking about joining the world of Alpacas. We offer advice and assistance in locating quality animals through reputable breeders if we are unable to accommodate you. Our stock can be purchased with maintenance contracts, to include worming, feet trimming, shearing advice, annual vaccinations. (vets bills not included). We also have stud males available. Thistledown Fedele (dark fawn) who has produced prize winners at the 2014 Futurity. Our home bred boy Palton Aladin who has produced some stunning cria with fantastic fleece. Our new boy we purchased last year Collarbear Spice who has successfully mated a couple of our females. We are hoping to use our newest member Putjade Hercules, rose grey this season he is extremely well bred. These boys can be leased for the season if required. For further information please do not hesitate to contact us.