Alpaca Wool Products
Our high quality alpaca fleece is soft and silky - one third the weight of sheep fleece
Our small herd of Huacaya alpacas live near Bathurst in the Central West region of New South Wales.
They are a family of mothers, brothers, sisters and aunties: Philomena, Shalamara, Dolores, Daniella, Rachel, Kirsty, Piccolo, Jack, and Sandy.
The fathers are award-winning fleece producers: Ngullaminya Fitzwilliam and Encantador Ring Master.
The region is cold in winter and dry all year, providing excellent conditions for thick lush fleeces.
Dolores as a baby with Mum, Philomena. Philomena is middle aged so her fleece is not as lush anymore. It is used for cushion fill. She is a bit of a grumpy alpaca especially if anyone gets in the way of her food.
Dolores has light fawn fleece like her Mum. She is the most inquisitive and friendly of the herd. She will look you right in the eye, shown here with our daughter Lin, and loves kissing with our dog, Boo.
Last year Dolores gave birth to her first cria, a daughter we named Kirsty, who is producing great fleece, also light fawn.
Kirsty was born 6 weeks premature on a 31 degree day so needed a visit to the vet for dehydration and force feeding. After a couple of days of bottle feeding and some nights in our laundry she was strong enough to be with her Mum full-time.
Kirsty at 6 months, born 2017. The father is award-winning stud, Encantador Ring Master from a neighbouring property, Janella Alpacas. At 6 months of age her first shearing of baby fleece was used for cushions as it was too short to spin into balls of wool. However, this year’s fleece was super long, cuddly and soft.
Meanwhile Dolores' mother, Philomena, gave birth to Jack in 2017. Jack with his sister Kirsty in the background.
Jack, Philomena's baby boy, with his giraffe-like caramel spots. Sisters and aunties in the background. Jack’s father is Ringmaster.
Shalamara & Sandy. Our third cria born last year we named Sandy because that’s her colour. Her mother, Shalamara is gorgeous caramel brown on top and white underneath. Her father is Ringmaster.
Shalamara looking very skinny after shearing. She is middle aged like Philomena.
Sandy at 2 months of age in 2017.
Shalamara's previous cria, born in 2014, was a son named Piccolo because he is a short coffee! He has beautiful bushy fleece. His father was Ngullaminya Fitzwilliam.
Piccolo and Daniella. Although Piccolo is de-sexed, he is madly in love with his half-sister Daniella, a light fawn alpaca with similar thick fleece. Daniella thinks his constant attention is pesky. Our brown balls of wool are actually a blend of Piccolo and Daniella, enshrining their relationship forever, whatever Daniella thinks about it.
Daniella and her half-sister Rachel, a medium fawn coloured alpaca, have watched the matings and birthings with keen interest and are waiting for their turn as mothers. It takes 11 months to grow a baby. Rachel in the background with Jack behind her. Dolores and Kirsty in the foreground.
Ngullaminya Fitzwilliam, the award-winning stud at Glendalough Alpacas, who fathered Piccolo, Dolores, Rachel and Daniella.
Encantador Ring Master, fathered Kirsty, Jack and Sandy.