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

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

Spring!

While many alpaca breeders in the US are on their way home from our national alpaca show, some of us chose not to risk a drive to Indiana in March. This may have been a mild winter, but the chance of running into bad weather on that trip was certainly a deterrent for us. We are looking forward to our first alpaca shows of the season starting on April 1. The North American Alpaca Show and the Northeast Alpaca Expo … Read More

Sale – Daughter of Champions

Snowshoe FancyPants is a daughter of two champion alpacas. She gave birth to her first cria last year, a beautiful beige female we named Snowshoe Haiku. FancyPants is an excellent mother. She is an easy keeper and breeder. Her fiber is fine with good character and a soft handle. We’re very pleased with her cria and will very likely rebreed her to the same male, Snowshoe Pharoah. Now that her cria has been weaned, we are offering FancyPants at the … Read More

Introducing Snowshoe Ammonoosuc!

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We knew we had another winner when this male was born three years ago. Snowshoe Ammonoosuc is growing up to be the spitting image of his big brothers, Snowshoe Aristides and Snowshoe Astraios. Both brothers are champions sporting beautiful fiber with lasting fineness. Now, at almost three years old, Ammonoosuc will take center stage in our breeding program. Check our Open Herd listing to read more about Ammonoosuc. To put the spotlight on Ammoonoosuc, we are offering a limited number of … Read More

Snowshoe Aristides is Moving!

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Congratulations and thank you to Lynn Edens of Little Creek Farm, the new owner of Snowshoe Aristides! We are proud to announce that our multi-champion herdsire, Snowshoe Aristides, will join the breeding herd at Little Creek Farm in North Salem, NY. Little Creek Farm, home of Accoyo America East, features elite huayaca alpacas with fine, uniform fleeces.  Aristides, at 7 years of age, still boasts a fine and crimpy fleece with a long staple. We’re thrilled that Aristides will be … Read More

Champion Herdsire for Sale!

You heard it here first!  We are offering our multi-champion herdsire, Snowshoe Aristides, for sale at the Showtacular Pen Sale in Syracuse, NY on Oct 23-25. We are so proud of Aristides. At seven years of age, his presence, his fiber and his temperament are still as impressive as ever. This is a male who is doing an excellent job of improving upon the females to whom he is bred. So much so that the majority of our foundation females … Read More

Summer sale on proven female alpacas

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It’s the time of year when we finalize our breeding decisions for the season, assess the quality of crias on the ground and otherwise take stock of our herd and our breeding program. Like many long-time breeders (we’ve been doing this since 1999), we have a number of related alpacas. Females that were once the foundation of our breeding program have given us female offspring. Our herdsires have given us female offspring. We do not have room for all the … Read More

Headed to MAPACA

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Next weekend is our second and last alpaca show of the spring, the MAPACA Jubilee. We will be showing the same three males who went to the North American Alpaca Show earlier this month: Snowshoe Ammonoosuc who took fourth in his class (which was won by the color champion), Rasalas who took sixth in his class and FBR Zeke who came in second in his class. The competition at North American, as usual, was tough, but MAPACA is a bigger show … Read More

Alpaca Shows 2015

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Yes, the AOA National Alpaca Show is underway this weekend, but the idea of traveling from Vermont to Nebraska in March did not tempt us even slightly.  So Snowshoe Farm will kick off the 2015 spring alpaca show season in the usual way and much closer to home at the North American Alpaca Show on April 3 & 4 in West Springfield, MA.  We’ll follow up a few weeks later at the MAPACA Jubilee on April 24 – 26 in … Read More

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