about Chipperfield Alpacas NZ
Breeders of coloured suri alpacas
From Auckland, take SH1, then SH2 towards Coromandel. Turn Left at the Red Fox Pub in Maramarua
Hello from Terri and Art Cattell, custodians of Chipperfield Alpacas. We are based in Miranda, Waikato, and have been here since July 2011. Our herd has grown from four pet boys to over thirty six alpacas and two donkeys!! We are expecting more cria at Christmas.
191 Esk Road
Summer 2013 : Drought
Nugget: the escape artist
Part of the Waikato
The girls meeting up
King of the Hill
Nugget leading an escape
Our land does not have the best grass, a lot has recently been reclaimed and is still being reclaimed from gorse, but this is ideal for alpacas as they are best on scrubby land. On the plus side, we do not seem to get many FE spores and the hilly nature keeps our alpacas fit.
We do supplementary feed our animals to balance out the lack of minerals
Our alpacas have access to about 12 acres of pasture, the majority quite steep with interwoven flats. We allocate the various mobs at least 2 paddocks, so they can move around and collect at the various meeting points for coffee!
Just to emphasis that Alpacas are part of the Camelid Family. Photos of two Chipperfield alpacas and Camels from Jordan