Our animals – Alpacas

Closeup of Jacey

Alpacas have been domesticated for thousands of years in South America, especially Peru. Alpacas are considerably smaller than llamas, and unlike llamas, they were not bred to be beasts of burden, but were bred specifically for their fibre. Alpaca fibre is used for making knitted and woven items, similar to wool.

Alpacas are very friendly, tame and very curious.

We almost lost Ponga due to a vitamin deficiency when she was little but we looked well after her and now she's become a strong herd leader. We are very proud of her and she has been featuring at the Kumeu A&P show in 2016 and 2017.

Alpacas grazing
Mocha and Joey

Little Joey was born on top of a dirt pile in the paddock and tumbled down to be caught be Tatjana and returned to mom Jacy, who did not seem to be overly concerned about the whereabouts of her baby.

Mocha left us in 2021 when we sold him to a person that had tragically lost one of his alpaca boys. We'll miss you, Mocha.

Last Mocha cuddles

Latest blog posts featuring our alpacas

Spring came and went, Summer took over without much changing. It's still raining every other day and the sun shines intermittently. But on the bright side that has made all the grass grow.
The month is almost over and has been rather eventful. From rain to sunshine to torrential rain again and alpaca in between.
The has turned from somewhat wet and warm to rather wet and cold. The have been rugged up just like the goats. The rodent infestation has become noticeable, so we started putting up more traps on top of the traps and bait stations we already had.