Aragon Alpacas, breeding for fine color fleece

Alpacas
for Sale
Blue-Ribbon
Breeding
Alpaca
Facts
Word
Barn
Link
Library
About
Us
Contact
Us
return
Home
breeding for fine color fleece
 

Overview
Ranches
Alpaca Cams
Classes & Seminars
Associations
Alpaca Fleece
Alpaca Products
Camelid Health
Training
Business Aspects
Shows & Events
Publications

Alpacas ~ an overview

Alpaca: Llama pacos
The alpaca is part of the camelidae family and is closely related to the well-known llama.

Alpacas vs Llamas
The Alpaca was domesticated and carefully bred for over 5000 years as a luxury fiber producing animal.

Llama & Alpaca Behavior
Thinking of becoming the proud owner of a llama or an alpaca?

Alpaca Basics
A website in Great Britain with very thorough information about the basics of owning and shepherding alpacas, plus lots of great photos.

 
 

Ranches

Alpacas at Hum Sweet Hum/Creswell, OR
A working farm dedicated to friendly alpacas with extraordinary fleece. Fiber and its many uses is the focus of their breeding program for both hucaya and suri alpacas.

Canzelle Alpacas/Carpinteria, CA
This ranch is small enough so that each animal is personally cared for, and large enough to offer a selection of colors and prices. Canzelle Alpacas and their offspring boast many championship ribbons.

Eclipse Alpacas /Oxford, MI
A friendly family farm with a holistic approach to their herd care.

Pura Vida Alpacas /Eugene, OR
A high quality farm with generations of elite genetics.

Alpacas at Hum Sweet Hum

Canzelle Alpacas

Eclipse Alpacas of Michigan

 
 

Alpaca Cams

Stargazer Ranch/CO

Island Alpaca Co/MA

 
 

National Associations:

Alpaca Owners Association (AOA) national US association
Search for ranches in your area to visit. AOA also includes the national registry of alpacas; members can trace the lineage/offspring of animals

AlpacaNation ~ the original online alpaca marketplace

Western Regional Alpaca Associations:

Alpaca Association of Western Oregon (AAWO) ~ Western Oregon association of alpaca farms

Pacific Northwest Alpaca Association (PNAA)

State of Jefferson Alpaca Association ~ ranches in northwest California/ southwest Oregon

California Alpacas (Calpaca) ~ includes northern and southern California farms

Other Farm & Fiber groups:

Black Sheep Gathering ~ celebrating colored natural fiber animals since 1974. A nationally known event that is moving to it's new venue in June 2018 at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany, OR.

Willamette Women's Farm Network ~ a unique collaboration of women in agriculture, raising crops and/or livestock in Lane, Linn and Benton counties of Oregon.

Local Harvest ~ national organization promoting farmers and their crops

Aragon Alapcas is a proud member of AAWO, WWFN, and LocalHarvest

 

AOA

 


 

Local Harvest farms

 

 
 

Alpaca Fleece

Ewethful Fiber Farm & Mill ~ bringing new life to the village of Halsey, OR, a place of classes, artsy fun, and fiber enthusiasm.

Ranch of the Oaks Fiber Mill ~ high quality roving, yarn, and other goodies, soon to be relocated in Prescott, AZ

Morro Fleece Works ~ fiber mill on CA's central coast

Spring Harvest Fiber Mill ~ producing fine yarns and other alpaca fiber products, including beautifully dyed and woven scarves and rugs. Moving soon to Battle Creek, WA

Undertanding Micron Reports ~Yocom-McColl Wool Testing Labs. Send fleece samples after each shearing to measure your breeding program's progress.

Interweave ~ for spinners, knitters, crocheters, and other fiber crafters

Fiber Mill, Ranch of the Oaks

Morro Fleece Works

Spring Harvest Fiber Mill

 
 

Camelid Health

North West Camelid Foundation has been raising funds solely for camelid research since 1987.

Oregon State University: Camelid Program

Washington State University: Camelid Program

Factors of Alpaca Health ~ Dr. Stephen Purdy heads the Nunoa Project, an organization which provides education and support for alpaca farmers, students and veterinarians in both the U.S. and Peru.

the Weaning Process ~ Gentle Spirit: whose baby is it anyway?

Build-Your-Own Chute Plans ~ for ease of handling on vet days. These plans are for a llama chute, but can be down-sized by 2/3 for alpaca.

NW Camelid Foundation

Oregon State Univ

Washington State Univ Vet School

 
 

Training for Alpaca Whisperers & Listeners

Be An Animal Listener
~ Cindy Myers, author of Alpacas Don't Do That

Behavior & Training with a Gentle Spirit
'Understanding behavior is the key to herd management.'
~ Cathy Spalding

CameliDynamics
~ Marty McGee

T-Team & T-Touch Training
~ Linda Tellington-Jones, creator of equine behavior and training methods

Be An Animal Listener

Gentle Spirit Llamas & Alpacas

 
 

Business Aspects

Getting Started in the Alpaca Business ~ HaSu Alpacas

Alpacas Investing ~ hands-on, beyond Wall Street (NW Alpacas)

Alpaca Business Resources ~ Alpaca Marketing




 
 

Shows & Events

May: CABA Classic

March: AOA Nationals


 
 

Publications & Catalogs

Alpaca Magazine ~ 'Vogue' for the alpaca industry; quarterly from AOBA

American Livestock Magazine ~ specializing in exotic livestock

Quality Llama Products

Useful Llama & Alpaca Items


Quality Llamas Products

Usefuk Llama & Alpaca Items

  Aragon Alpacas Sales & Breeding
Sales  •  Herdsires  •  Alpaca Facts   •  Word Barn  •  Links  •  Visit Eugene  •  About Us  •  Name Dance  •   Contact  •  Directions  •  Sitemap  •  Blog  •  Home

Aragon Alpacas

website by Design Mine
Alpaca Sales & Breeding
Alpaca Sales & Breeding
33005 Dillard Rd.
Eugene, OR 97405