Chipperfield suri alpaca sales

 

 

Alpacas are ideal for lifestyle blocks and farms alike; if you can keep sheep then you can keep alpaca.

You’ll need a paddock with fencing that is suitable for sheep, and a small pen for handling and alpaca maintenance. Roofed shelter is preferable but not essential, as long as the alpacas have a reasonably sheltered area they can hunker down in.

Like sheep, alpacas eat grass, but we also supplementary feed ours. The quantity varies depending on time of year and the amount of grass available, but this gives us the opportunity to make sure they get the nutrients they need that are not always present in the land, and it keeps them ultra-friendly.

 

Alpaca starter kits available,  please contact Terri

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Alpacas for sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pet Boys

Breeding Girls

Studs

Non Breeding / Starter Herd Girls

Pet Boys

 

We have a number of pet boys, of various ages, available. Most have paddock buddies, so we will try and keep them together if possible. Prices range from $300 to $850 each, depending on the age and quality of the boy. Some are halter trained. If a boy is sold as a pet, but is later certified as a stud, an additional fee will be due; this is because certified studs are worth much more…

 

The Wethers   $1200  for 4 alpacas

These four boys are all from the same stud and have been together for most of their lives. All four have been wethered.

 

Paqocha Tupac                             Mid Fawn Huacaya                IAR 1007479           DOB  16-Nov-2010

Paqocha Guinness                        Dark Brown Suri                    IAR 1007482           DOB  14-Dec-2010

Paqocha Tarantino                        White Suri                              IAR 1008568           DOB  3-Oct-2011

Paqocha Sebastian                       White Suri                              IAR 1010417           DOB  15-Apr-2012

 

The Senior Boys   $1000  for 2 alpacas

Both these older boys are halter trained. Solstice is a darling, whilst Aragorn can be a bit of a handful!

 

Paqocha Aragorn                          Light Fawn Suri                     IAR 1008570            DOB  30-Mar-2012

Paqocha Solstice                          Mid Fawn Suri                       IAR 1011095             DOB  26-Jun-2012

 

First of the Sons   $1500  for 3 alpacas

There’s a champion in this bunch! Magnum is the reigning champion of the Morrinsville Show Alpaca Agility Trophy! However, if you want a potential stud*, then Alexei is the chap to look at. We’re selling him as a pet, but we were sorely tempted to certify him as a stud. He’s compact, and has a fine, dense fleece, just like his pa (see our studs). Magnum and Alexei are halter trained. Karl is just a sweetie….

 

Chipperfield Karl                          Light Fawn Suri                     IAR 1011615              DOB  31-Dec-2013

 

Chipperfield Magnum                  Mid Fawn Suri                        IAR 1018096             DOB  16-Feb-2016

 

Chipperfield Alexei  Light Fawn Suri  IAR 1018099  DOB  15-Mar-2016

* if Alexei is certified as a stud in any registry at a later date then an additional $1,000 fee will be invoiced at that time

 

Breeding Girls

 

We’ll be very happy to hang onto this lot. They’re all ‘home grown’, and all are showing a step improvement in quality on their dams.

 

The Daughters (group A)  $1000 each

 

Some of the first females born into the Chipperfield farm. These young girls are just right to start improving your herd.

 

 

 

 

Chipperfield Karlita White Suri IAR 1011613 DOB  8-Nov-2013
Chipperfield Lindauer Light Fawn Suri IAR 1011614 DOB  22-Dec-2013
Chipperfield Kiri Brown Suri IAR 1015001 DOB  6-Jul-2014
Chipperfield Alicia Rose Light Fawn Suri IAR 1016142 DOB  11-Feb-2015
Chipperfield Sophia Light/Mid Fawn Suri IAR 1016143 DOB 12-Feb-2015
Chipperfield Moonshine Dark Fawn Suri IAR  1018098 DOB 8-Mar_2016

Studs

 

We currently have one working stud at our farm, and two others available at other North Island farms.

 

Rosala Ricochet   $500  per mating

Ricci is a compact male with a fine, dense fleece. He has produced seven beautiful cria for us. Alexei and Hihi, in particular, are chips off the old block.

 

Rosala Ricochet                        White Suri                     IAR 1003474                         DOB  18-Dec-2009

 

 

Surico Hussar   Not available for outside matings

Hussar is not available for outside matings; however, if you are purchasing a female from us then talk to us about a pre-sale mating.

 

Surico Hussar                          Mid Fawn Suri                 IAR 1002679                         DOB  07-Jan-2010

 

Shadow Wood Nitro  Not available for outside matings (yet)

Nitro is the new boy on the block. He still needs to earn his stripes, so is not yet available for outside matings. But with a pedigree as good as his - Watch This Space…..

 

Shadow Wood Nitro                Black Suri                         IAR 1016281                         DOB  14-Mar-2015

Non-Breeding/Starter Herd Girls

We have a number of older girls who we are no longer breeding from. These are ideal as pets, or as a ‘starter herd’ for a new breeder.

The Canterbury Belles  $2500 for 6 alpacas

These six girls are mothers and daughters and were our original starter herd. They’ve been together all their lives, so we will not split them. Five of them can still be used for breeding and have produced us a number of excellent cria.

Bromfield Park Marluka White Suri IAR 1000956 DOB 10-Mar-2008
White Plains Lucia Light Fawn Suri IAR 137399 DOB  1-May-2010
Bromfield Park Karlua White Suri IAR 122032 DOB  22-Feb-2008
White Plains Karla White Suri IAR 137395 DOB  24-Jan-2010
Bromfield Park Emerald White Suri IAR 122026 DOB 17-Jan-2008
White Plains Sapphire Mid Fawn Suri IAR 137397 DOB  8-Feb-2010

 

 

We shear our alpacas once a year. There are a number of alpaca shearers around. Shearing is a good time to get other alpaca maintenance done too, like toenail trimming, injections etc.

If you’re starting out, there are a number of questions to ask yourself.

 

1. How much land do I have? (you can keep approximately 5 alpacas on half a hectare – but it does depend on the quality of your land)

 

2. Is it suitably fenced, and is there a pen? (fencing and a pen that is suitable for sheep is fine – but no electric fences)

 

3. Am I around enough? (we check on our alpacas once a day, and supplementary feed at least every other day. It is not enough to be there at the   weekends, unless you can get a friendly neighbour to help out)

 

4. What do I want from my alpacas? Are they pets, or am I looking at a longer-term breeding plan? Do I want to take them to shows? (it’s a      good social life!) Can I use their fleece? Or what else? (talk to us about your requirements)

 

If you’re after pets, then a small number of non-breeding alpacas are the way to go. Alpacas must be kept with others, so you’ll need at least two, but preferably three or more. Boys that are not being used for stud purposes are ideal (and usually reasonably priced). They can be wethered, if required, at about 18 months old (although this isn’t always necessary). Or a small herd of non-breeding girls can work well too.

If you have enough space to expand your herd then you might be interested in some breeding girls. These are more expensive, but there is nothing quite like seeing cria from your own herd. Price can vary, depending on the quality of the female, and whether she is bought already pregnant or empty.

 

One way to start your herd economically is to purchase average females then put them to a good quality stud; the cria produced will be a step change better than their dams (this is how we started).

And talking about studs – unless you are an experienced alpaca owner with a reasonably large herd, I would not buy and keep one. It is unfair on the whole herd to keep an entire male in the same herd as the females long term. Instead, talk to an established alpaca stud about using one of their stud boys. Or purchase a part share in one that is based at another farm. Prices for stud fees and part ownership will vary, depending on the quality of the stud.

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