Spring Alpaca Show Results

It’s so nice to get through two alpaca shows in one long weekend! Thanks to all who worked so hard to put together the Spring Alpaca Spectacular 2017! Here are the results for Snowshoe Farm’s weekend of alpaca shows: Nether Walnut Hill’s Iris 2nd – North American Alpaca Show 4th – North East Alpaca Expo Snowshoe Hiaku 3rd – North American Alpaca Show 2nd – North East Alpaca Expo Snowshoe Allegro 5th – North American Alpaca Show 6th – North … Read More

Female Alpacas for Sale – New!

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Snowshoe Farm has taken on three lovely young female alpacas that we would like to sell on behalf of their owner, Becky Wadsworth, at Nether Walnut Hill Farm. Becky and her alpacas first came to our attention when she was selling the last of her herd before moving to Scotland. One of the females she offered for sale was Aussie Colorado Philly, a female who, together with the herdsire, Xanadu P Concerto, produced the champion male, Spirit Wind’s Maestro. Now … Read More

Valentine Week Sale on Breeding Fees!

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In anticipation of the upcoming breeding season, Snowshoe Farm is offering a special price on stud fees. All stud fees are $500 from Feb 14 through 21. We have a very nice selection of quality breeding males, some proven with award-winning offspring and some newcomers. All our herdsires are chosen not only for their correct conformation and overall soundness, but for their excellent fiber characteristics. Please visit our herdsire listings and contact us for additional information about any of our males. … Read More

RIP Hannah’s Julie

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The first cria born on our farm held a very special place in our hearts.  Hannah’s Julie was born on a very cold and windy January day in 2000. As a result, she, her dam, and the one other alpaca on our small farm spent the better part of the next couple weeks living in our walk-in basement. Other than the weather, Julie was off to a strong and healthy start. We made a very common mistake with our first … Read More

Female Alpaca – Sale!

We always make a point of reviewing our herd of alpacas around the first of the year with an eye towards spring alpaca shows, the upcoming birthing and breeding season and updating our sales list. It’s exciting to see last year’s crias now growing into beautiful and healthy young alpacas ready for weaning…and maybe showing. This year we are going to try to offer at least one alpaca at a special price every month. For January, we’re featuring Snowshoe Pleione. … Read More

Proven Females on Sale

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As we look through our listings of alpacas for sale, we see that we have a number of very good quality breeding females that are currently open. In many cases, this is because these females have been replaced by their daughters in our breeding program. We are going to begin offering some of these females at sale prices to encourage their use in your breeding programs. These are proven good mothers with excellent genetics. Our first offering is Starry’s Venus, … Read More

Package Deals

Like many farms, we often package several alpacas together and offer the group at a discounted price.  This is generally to help a client sell the last of their herd or maybe to rehome a few geldings as a group.  But the other package deal we offer as standard practice is what we call a “3-in-1 package” that includes a bred female with a free breeding. We also go one step further and allow that free breeding to be transferred to … Read More

Alpaca Showtacular 2016

Last weekend (Oct 21 – 23) Ron took three yearling alpacas to the Showtacular alpaca show in Syracuse. This show combines the Empire Show and the NEAOBA Show into one long weekend. We were very pleased that all three of our alpacas ribboned in both shows against some very tough competition. The best result of the weekend was a second place finish by Snowshoe Sweet Cicley in the NEAOBA Show. This beautiful yearling female will be ready to breed in … Read More

Assessing Alpacas

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Recently I was asked how early we can assess the quality of an alpaca. I’ve been asked this question before and I usually reply that we generally wait until after the cria’s first “real” shearing (not the shearing that happens a few weeks after birth) and see how the fiber grows back. We don’t assume crias with fine fiber will mature into adults – or even yearlings – with fine fiber. We like to wait and see it happen. In … Read More

Special price on drive-by breedings

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  Snowshoe Ammonoosuc, full brother to our multi-champion, Snowshoe Aristides, is getting the job done this summer. We have several unconfirmed pregnancies so far and have room for a few more breedings. Ammonoosuc’s introductory stud fee is $750. We are now offering a special price of $500 on drive-by breedings to Ammo. Contact us to make a date!

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