Alpaca's are easy to raise, they are great to have as fiber, show, 4 H or pets.
Alpaca's are rare and precious animals they are bred for their fine fleeces which provide clothing, and they also provided food, fuel and companionship as domesticated animals for 5,000 years. Their manure is widely use as great fertilizer in gardens and fields.
Their are two different types of Alpaca's Huacaya's is the most common type. It has a soft dense body hair and grows straight out from the body.
The Suri is less common and is covered in long pencil fine locks which hang straight down from the body. We have both types on our ranch.
Alpaca's are shorn annually the best fleece comes from the blanket or saddle. The first baby or cria clip commands a premium price because of its extra fineness.
The Alpaca as a rule is a gentle animal and easy to handle. They can be moved by hand around the ranch with ease. They are easily transported in a Truck, Van, or Trailer, we have also used a car. Oh yeah. They rarely kick or spit unless really provoked.
The Alpaca communicate with a series of ear, body and tail postures. Females make soft humming sounds to their cria. They also emit a shrill alarm sound.
Alpaca's are intelligent and easy to train. In just a few repetitions they will pick up and retain many behaviors such as accepting the halter and being led, lifting a foot for toe-nail trimming, and loading in or out of a vehicle.
Alpaca are used for breeding stock, fiber production, companion animals and pet therapy.
Alpaca's are very popular as they are the easiest to care for of all livestock. They are clean (they share a commual manure pile), quiet, odour free, and posses the gorgeous highly desired fibre.
We are located in the Heart of the Cariboo. Our ranch has the original gold rush trail running through it. How neat is that. The ranch is located just 12 mins south of 100 Mile House, B.C. on Highway 97 north of Cache Creek, B.C.
We have a spot for your R.V. if you would like to stay for a few days. You will be greeted by our 2 Live Stock Guardian Dogs "Annie" and "Polar" and the kitten "Monica" enjoy Mini Horse's , peacocks (4) different kinds, Eyptian Geese, Blue Swedish Ducks, Silver call Ducks. Several different kinds of Pheasants and Chickens as well as our fainting goats "King Arthur, Flower,& Tiny.
We are home to some of the top producing females and have excellent blood lines to choose from. We have strived to upgrade the cria we have produced with great males. We also produce top quality fiber from our stock and supply many spinners, weavers, and retail outlets with raw fiber. We clean, pick, and spin our own alpaca fiber for our own use.
If you would like to start your own herd for fiber, showing, or pets this is the place to visit we have black's to whites and every colour inbetween.
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