For thousands of years the elegant and beautiful alpaca has roamed
the high Andean mountains and plateaus of South America where, it is
said, they live closer to heaven than any other creature. Today
these gentle animals can be found peacefully grazing on ranches and farms
all across America, bringing their magic and serenity, and the gift
of their exotic fiber, to a whole new breed of livestock tenders, from
the Eastern Seaboard to the shores of California.
We named this baby 'Jabulani' which means
'Happiness' in Zulu!
are cousins to Llamas and are raised
for their fabulous fiber, worn only by
royalty in ancient cultures. It is finer
than cashmere and warmer than wool. Better
stores the world over carry beautiful,
high fashion clothing in alpaca.
were originally imported from Chile,
Peru and Bolivia. However, the registry
is now closed to imported animals. Although
today alpacas number in the millions,
there are currently only 60,000 in the
United States. This number
is growing rapidly, however, as more
people catch their first glimpse of an
alpaca, fall in love and embrace the
pastoral lifestyle they promise.
remarkable herd animals come in 22
natural colors in shades of gray, brown,
fawn and in black and white. Alpacas
are very hardy and easy to care for,
with a low impact on the environment. They
only require hay, fresh water and some
supplements, and can be very successfully
raised on small properties.
quality or companion males may be purchased
for around $1,000, females start at $10,000,
and an outstanding stud male can fetch
as much as $50,000 or more.
call (805) 967-6533 for further information
or to schedule an appointment to visit
these magnificent animals — an incredible
investment and the perfect pet.