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

A bunch of alpacas, all but one thin necks and little bodies other than one brown alpaca in the front, being fluffy and puffy

It’s almost February

The month is almost over and has been rather eventful.
From rain to sunshine to torrential rain again and alpaca shearing in between.

Read More »
Two black and white goats eating hay

Winter Solstice & Matariki

The weather has turned from somewhat wet and warm to rather wet and cold. The horses 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.

Read More »