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.
Alpacas for sale
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
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|
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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