alpacas for sale
What you should consider when buying alpacas
Our main aim as an ethical small alpaca farm is to raise alpacas that will live healthily and happily until old age. Our alpacas are only sold to owners committed to caring for them now and in the future. Alpacas are a long-term commitment, as they can live for up to 20 years or more.
Before you rush looking for alpacas for sale, you should ask yourself a few questions:
Why do you want alpacas? There are various reasons that people embark on alpaca ownership. What is yours?
Will alpacas fit into your lifestyle?
Do you have the right amount of land and farm infrastructure for alpacas? (Or, if not, do you have the means to add them?)
Are you the only person in your household interested in alpacas? Who will care for their day-to-day?
Are you prepared to learn and continuously improve your knowledge?
Do you have the budget for their ongoing keep, hay, shearing, vitamins and potential vet bills?
Are you willing to get hands-on with your alpacas in pens/yards, giving vaccination and other healthcare? (Don't worry, we teach you all these skills, but you must be willing to learn).
What alpacas need
Alpacas have particular needs, and prospective owners must understand what is required to keep these enduring animals healthy and happy. The following are basic guidelines:
grazing pasture (generally, I recommend a minimum of 3-5 acres in Central Victoria, divided into two paddocks minimum to ensure rotational grazing).
shade trees, constant supply of clean water, and additional hay when pasture is dry, too short or insufficient;
a field shelter and handling yard
annual shearing, 6-monthly vaccination, vitamin D supplementation during winter;
strong boundary fencing to protect from predators (domestic dogs, roaming dogs);
if you have dogs, internal fencing to keep your dogs away from the alpaca paddocks
regular health checks and monitoring by owners;
vet attention in case of accidents or illness;
ongoing care during their lifetime (alpacas live an average of 20-25 years, which means they are a longer commitment than having dogs/cats and even children!)
Why keep alpacas?
There are various reasons people keep alpacas:
Lifestyle farm companions: alpacas for those who want to enjoy a beautiful grazing animal and are attracted to the alpacas' looks, behaviour and individuality.
Fibre producers: alpacas suitable for crafters interested in having fibre-producing animals for spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, or felting.
Herd guardians: alpacas suitable for those who want added protection against foxes for their sheep, goats or chickens.
Breeding: alpacas suitable for breeding, showing and having a stud farm.
As a small farm with quality genetics and high welfare standards, our alpacas are in high demand. Below is a list of available animals, although some alpacas for sale are not yet listed. Please enquire via email or telephone, telling us about yourself, your location, and why you want alpacas.
We invite all prospective owners to visit our farm and meet the alpacas. We also like to visit your property (if feasible) to ensure you have the right land and infrastructure to care for alpacas. We are happy to advise on fencing, shelters and other amenities needed. We work with you to identify the most suitable alpacas for your particular situation, and we pride ourselves on providing ongoing support and mentorship to our clients.
Alpaca wethers for sale
Lovely wethers (castrated males) are available now. As they have their "best friends", we suggest certain groupings for a nice balance of friendship and pecking order. The following boys are available:
The delightful black trio
Echo and Ellington: one-year-old black boys and best buddies. Halter-trained and well-handled. Both will eat from your hand and give you amazing black wool for crafts, spinning, knitting, etc. Photos below. It's always hard to get individual photos, as Echo and Ellington always stick together.
Eclipse: 9-month-old black boy. He is being halter-trained at the moment and doing very well. Eclipse eats from our hands and has a very soft black fleece. Eclipse appears in the last two photos of the gallery below.
Please get in touch with us for more information on these gorgeous boys. They won't last long.
The following boys are still nursing from their mums but will be available once weaned, halter-trained and castrated. We are taking deposits now if you want to secure these cuties.
Fandango: delightful white boy, very friendly and gentle. Fandango has an abundance of white fleece and has grown very well for his age due to his mum's milk. He will make a great companion.
Fidelio: cheeky black boy, full of personality and very friendly. Fidelio has gorgeous black curls and is growing up and playing with Fandango.
See the photos below of Fandango and Fidelio. They would complement the black trio advertised above or could be paired with other upcoming boys we have on the farm.
Please get in touch with us for more information on these gorgeous boys. Taking holding deposits now.
Female alpacas for sale
Like our boys, our females come in various colours, are healthy, have great conformation and are well handled.
Some girls are retiring from breeding and would make lovely farm companions or herd guardians of sheep, goats or chickens.
We also have some females suitable for those wishing to experience breeding. Some are pregnant or can be mated to one of our stud males.
Our sold alpacas
Below are photos of some of our alpacas living with their forever owners. Our clients span the shires of Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander, Daylesford-Hepburn, Greater Bendigo and surrounding areas.