2017 saw our first birth in Waterperry, with the arrival of Waterperry Summer Solstice, who was born (not surprisingly) on 21 June.  Here she is with her mum, Bozedown’s Forbidden, a few hours after being born. She is expecting her own cria this year.

Our Story

Waterperry Alpacas was established just a few years ago, with the purchase of five alpacas from a local farm. We quickly learned what lovely animals they are and decided to build up a herd of top quality alpacas with the finest fleeces.  We are fortunate in being surrounded by some of the best breeders in the county, who have given us help and support as well as selling us our initial breeding females and providing a stud service each year. As we have grown our herd (we now have 11 female adult alpacas and five cria (baby alpacas), who were born in July/August), we have grown our experience. I am now able to spin the fleece and I am learning to weave it, with a view to making scarves and fabrics from the beautifully soft fleece. 

As we now have a larger herd, we also have alpacas for sale, all of whom are British Alpaca Society registered, most of them with Bozedown genetics.  Remember, if you are new to alpacas, they are herd animals so you will need to buy at least three, although obviously they need not all come from us.  If you are thinking about whether alpacas are for you or simply want to learn more about alpacas, please contact us to arrange a visit for an informal alpaca experience.  Alternatively, we have launched our Yurt rental this year, so maybe stay a few days and you can do as little or as much as you like. 

Donnatella, aged nine months.

Donnatella, Donna to her friends, was just nine months when we bought her in April 2016. The youngest of the initial group, she grew increasingly confident and friendly.  She is now twice the size she was then but is just as inquisitive and always the first to check out what’s going on. 

She has now had her first cria (a boy!) in July, having found a boyfriend at CS Alpacas last summer.  Pictures to follow!

Waterperry Willow, aged six months

Later in 2016, we bought two more pregnant alpacas from local breeder, Bozedown, who have a wonderful reputation and whose alpacas are renowned for their superior quality. Pictured is Willow, who was born at Bozedown in June 2016.   She was quickly followed by Lily and, together with their mums, they moved to Waterperry in October 2016.  

Lily and Fudge enjoying the sprinkler in the summer.

In fact, Fudge couldn’t get enough of it.

Summer quickly found her feet!  Don’t worry about the purple streaks, we were a little over-cautious applying the anti-septic spray!