Category Archives: Breeding

Farm Update

Fancy Fiber Farm is going through some changes. Personal lives being what they are we have decided to sell all of the breeding animals, but are still attempting to get the mill up and going. We are very, close. I … Continue reading

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Ethics

After sending off three of our alpacas that were sold yesterday, we come to find out that we very easily could have lost the sale to another breeder, who also happens to be the transporter. They offered to transport the … Continue reading

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What to look for when breeding Alpacas

This is a very complex subject and there have been books written on the subject. I am going to go over just some of the basics and if you want more information about anything specific, or if you disagree with … Continue reading

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Alpaca Breeding – Breeding up

One very important aspect of the alpaca business, if you are a breeder anyway, is the concept of breeding up. Put simply, this is taking a lesser quality female and breeding her with a supreme quality male to get a … Continue reading

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Alpaca Internal Parasites

A friend (not a vet) wrote a very nice guide to how they diagnose and treat internal parasites. I couldn’t write a summary like this myself, so I will just send you to her blog. Pretty great read if you … Continue reading

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The tale of two alpacas – Twins

This is our tale of our first set of twins. *spoiler – not all of it is a happy story* One of our very first female alpacas was sent off to Alpacas at Lavendar Lane to be bred to Totara. … Continue reading

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