History of the Mount Airy Alpaca Co. with photos of alpacas and offspring
We started preparing for our alpaca farm in 1998. This included reading everything we could find on alpacas, going to alpaca seminars, building barns and fencing but also shopping for our first alpaca females for breeding stock. We are in the process of creating this history of our alpaca farm but the first pages are now on our web site. These pages show our female alpacas plus links to their parents and photos of many of their offspring as well as information about where they are now. The females that we bought were:
Like many newer alpaca farms, In our first two years, we bred our girls out to alpaca herdsires that had the qualities that we were trying to obtain for our future herd. We had cria born on our farm out of Lanark’s Peruvian Teddy, Alta Luna’s Clipper, El Cid, and Royal Peruvian Challenger to name a few. Later on, we produced our own herdsires, Teddy’s Peruvian Valentino and Mount Airy Nicholas Nickleby. We also bought a herdsire, Campion, son of Peruvian Felix (a full Accoyo.) Campion came from a farm in Wyoming but we bought him in Tennessee.
Below is an early photo from our farm with Latte, Pinka, Dancer, Cher and Primrose pictured.
Over the years, we did almost everything relating to alpaca breeding including shearing alpacas, hand spinning our fleeces, giving shots and drawing blood, putting together alpaca shows and fleece shows, showing in halter, showmanship, obstacle and costume classes, and even saved our alpacas from attacking dogs. One of our last acts as an alpaca breeding farm was to film and produce an alpaca care DVD.