West Virginia Alpacas
~ About Alpacas ~
Alpacas are members of the camelid
family. Yes! They are related to llamas and camels. They are
much smaller than llamas, and have been breed for hundreds
of years to improve the quality of their fleece. Now alpaca
fleece is exquisite and highly sought by everyone from fiber
artists to high fashion.
Originally from the high Andean
mountains of Chile and Peru in South America, alpacas were
imported to the U.S. in large numbers in the 1980's. Now they
are recognized by the federal government as livestock.
One of the most adorable livestock
available, alpacas now provide many Americans with a profitable
and enjoyable lifestyle. Come to our farm for a visit to learn
more about raising alpacas.
Looking for West Virginia alpacas? Our alpaca farm is located
in West Virginia, just 45 minutes from Winchester, Virginia right
off of Route 50 and two hours from Washington D.C. Plan to visit
for a fun getaway weekend with exotic livestock to learn more about
alpacas in West Virginia!
We have ARI registered huacaya alpacas from renowned bloodlines,
herdsire services, and excellent new breeder support! View our alpacas
for sale in West Virgina.
We invite potential alpaca buyers to spend
time at our alpaca farm working with the alpacas. Spend the
days getting hands-on experience working at the farm, caring for
the alpacas, and learning more about alpacas and their investment
potential. Contact us for more information
or if you have any questions.
Find out more about us and how we got started raising alpacas
in West Virginia.
elite grey alpaca genetics...
A world class elite grey herdsire available for limited breedings.
Bred females and offspring are also available for sale. Learn
Roan extraordinaire, Artic Blue, is one of the finest greys ever
produced by Snowmass Alpacas. This coveted male has deep, strong
lineages of the finest color producing alpacas in the world making
him a world class grey stud. Learn more about our
alpaca stud services.
With Alpacas ~
Want to get started in the alpaca business? We have put together
two starter packages, both under $15,000! Save more than $6,000!
View our alpaca starter packages.
If you don't have a farm yet, you can buy alpacas and board
them until your farm is ready. Once your property is set up
to care for alpacas, they are relatively easy to care for
and eat 1/10th of the food of a horse or cow. You'll need
fencing, shelter, water, and food (hay or pasture and a llama/alpaca
pellet feed), minerals and periodic wormings and vaccinations.
For more information on caring for alpacas, get the slim,
spiral bound book Caring For Llamas and Alpacas - A Health
and Management Guide by Claire Hoffman, DVM and Ingrid
Asmus, available at Amazon.com.