Alpacas are amazing animals. Not just great fun to walk but also produce the most amazing fleece. Here at Spring Farm Alpacas we breed both sorts of alpaca – suri and Huacaya. Suri alpacas are the “dreadlock” type and Huacaya alpacas are the “teddy bear” type.
Alpacas were originally bred by humans for their fleece and its fair to say that alpaca fibre is just amazing. Amongst other attributes, a good quality alpaca’s fibre is as soft as cashmere, comes in a wide variety of natural colours, can be worn next to the skin and is also classified as flame retardant in the US and UK.
Here at Spring Farm Alpacas, we strive to produce the very best fibre (in addition to having fun walking with our alpacas) and the results speak for themselves. We recently sent 5 fleeces to the Heart of England Fleece Show 2018 with the following results:
Saffron – Brown Champion Suri Fleece
Phoenix (one of our walkers) – Reserve Champion Black Huacaya Fleece
Persephone – 3rd place Light Suri Fleece
Roman (one of our walkers) – 2nd Place White Suri Fleece
Rumour (one of our walkers) – Champion Light Suri Fleece – SUPREME CHAMPION SURI FLEECE
We have included the pictures of the fleeces below but if you are interested in fibre as well as walking – please let us know.