A strong EPD cannot guarantee the production of an excellent offspring, nor can a histogram report provide all the details needed for fiber evaluation. EPDs and histograms are tools available to the alpaca industry that help alpaca breeders improve the genetics and health of their livestock.
Cotton Creek Farms is an Huacaya alpaca farm located in Thompsonville, which is just south of Traverse City and on the border of Buckley in Northwestern Michigan. We offer alpaca breedings, sales, boarding, and mentoring. We also have an onsite farm market and offer guided alpaca tours.
Our alpaca herd includes a mix of 4-H, pet, hobby, and show quality alpacas. Our alpacas are generally of Peruvian descent and come from strong bloodlines that include Accoyo and Snowmass genetics. All alpacas are ARI registered. Our herd includes our foundation animals, alpacas for sale, and herdsires available for breedings.
We are passionate about alpacas, the alpaca industry, and we want to share our love for these magical animals with others. If you are new to alpacas, or looking to expand your alpaca herd, we’d love to chat about how we can help. Just reach out via our contact form and request a personal meet and greet with the boys and girls of Cotton Creek Farms.
Alpaca Education & Articles
This summer we’ve had a lot of farm visitors and we’ve sold quite a few alpaca. One of the questions we receive with each visit is which gender is better for pets and fiber animals – male vs. female?
Wondering how alpaca shearing is done and what you should expect during your first shearing day? Let me walk through our 2020 shearing so you can get a good feel for the process, planning, and execution.
It’s spring and that means the crias are coming! I absolutely love having births on the farm and I cannot wait for our crias to arrive. Check out our 2020 cria calendar to see who is arriving soon.
Starting an alpaca farm doesn’t have to be scary. Here are 44 resources and tips to help you create a business plan and get you started down the right path.
You’ll have a very good understanding of each alpaca’s demeanor and temperament if you spend a lot of time interacting, listening, and watching.