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Raising Alpacas

Improving Breeding Outcomes Through Alpaca Color Genotyping

A lot of people assume if you mix a white alpaca with a brown alpaca you’ll end up with fawn alpaca. Well, that works in mixing frosting, but it doesn’t work in breeding alpacas. There is a lot more science that goes into the color outcomes of alpaca breeding.

Cotton Creek Farms Alpaca Herd

Can I Raise Alpacas With Other Animals?

The question would seem straightforward, however, you have uniformed hobby farms raising these species together not realizing the mental, physical, and genetic issues they are introducing to their livestock.

Lilly Grace on Her Birthday

Alpaca Histograms vs. EPDs

EPDs and histograms are tools available to the alpaca industry that help alpaca breeders improve the genetics and health of their livestock.

Jason Bagging the Fiber

What to Know About Alpaca Shearing Day

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.

Teddy and Levi

2020 Cria Calendar

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.

Ariana in Labor With Jason Helping

A Difficult Alpaca Birth

When she went into labor on May 15th, it was a completely different story. While she did wait for my husband to leave, she slowed her birth down and waited for assistance. She did so because her baby wasn’t positioned correctly and she knew she was in trouble.

Our Alpaca Ladies Enjoying a Little Warm Weather

Unexpected Alpaca Adoptions

I didn’t know what to expect when we adopted Faith and Stormy, but I’m sure glad we took the chance and brought our adopted alpacas home. Now that they are farm residents, I simply cannot imagine what life would be without them.

Alpaca Butts

Adventures in Alpaca Farming

And thus began our adventure as alpaca farmers. We brought home Ariana, Anastasia, Kalista, and Sienna in January. Baby Adele will arrive in late March once she is ready to leave her mama.

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