In our first year of breeding alpacas, we were at our farm with friends Dave and Kari. They are fellow alpaca breeders and they had brought over their herdsire Eddie […]
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.
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Season Opens April 2nd
Friday – Sunday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
11885 Jewell Road in Thompsonville, Michigan
Alpaca Education & Articles
Since we’ve been raising alpacas, I’ve been asked the same questions time and time again. Can I raise alpacas with my llama, sheep, goats, donkeys, horses, cattle, pigs, chickens, dogs, […]
The first piece of alpaca clothing I owned was a pair of alpaca socks. From the moment I put them on, I fell in love. My husband bought them for […]
EPDs and histograms are tools available to the alpaca industry that help alpaca breeders improve the genetics and health of their livestock.
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.