Te Korito Alpacas

Welcome to Te Korito Alpacas

We are a smaller alpaca stud a few kilometers outside of Wanganui town, next to the Whanganui river. We have been breeding alpacas for some years and are the only registered stud between Bulls in the Manawatu and mid-Taranaki.

Te Korito alpaca herd members

Like many owners, our introduction to alpacas was completely accidental, starting in our case with a couple of pet boys that urgently needed a new home. As we were curious and had the paddocks, they came to live with us. We found them fascinating and bought our first females very soon afterwards!
Since then, our herd has grown quickly through the selective purchase of new animals and matings to a variety of outside studs so we now have the genetic diversity we wanted for our own breeding programme.


Te Korito alpaca herd members

Improvement in the herd is now being driven by our resident stud males. Minffordd Dean (rose grey, pictured) and Gilead Alpha Romeo (light fawn) bring enduring fine fibre diameters and fleece density into the herd.
After producing many exciting cria at other studs, they are now servicing our own alpacas and we look forwards to more of their cria. They are also available for outside matings.
For further information, please click on the Stud Services button below.

What we do


Our Aims

To breed alpacas with the correct conformation, fleece characteristics and good temperament. We believe that these traits are more important than particular colours.


Customer Service

To provide the best before- and after-sales support to the owners of all animals sold. This is for as long as it is needed.


Owner Assistance

We are concerned about alpaca welfare and will give support where needed to any alpaca owner in the region, whether they are a customer of ours or not.



Actively promote the understanding of alpacas and their potential to those looking for an alternative lifestyle animal

Alpaca Sales

Our herd has steadily grown to a sustainable number and with our on-going breeding program, we will have a limited number of animals for sale each year. These animals will usually be registered with the New Zealand Alpaca Association but some pets may also be available. Females may be sold with a cria at foot or can be mated with a choice of our stud males.

For further information and to see the current availability of animals for sale, please click below.

Stud Services

We are excited that Te Korito Alpacas is the new home for Minffordd Dean and Gilead Alpha Romeo. These proven, show winning males have already brought some excellent genetics into our (and other) herds and we are pleased to offer their services for the improvement of yours. Full details and photographs can be found on the stud services page. We encourage you to contact us to discuss what these studs can do for your herd.

We offer both mobile mating (we visit your farm with your choice of stud) or collection of your female for mating at our farm and staying with us until pregnancy is confirmed. This service is free within the region but beyond this, reasonable charges will need to apply.

For full details on these excellent stud males, please click on the button below.

Alpaca Products

Alpaca fibre is in great demand globally as it has many features that make it a superior choice. It is available in sixteen natural colours and used by home spinners and knitters to produce warm, durable and lightweight garments, especially hats, scarves, gloves and jumpers. Commerially, it is the preferred fibre for making items ranging from lightweight blankets to knitted goods to high quality cloth for suit-making.

Te Korito Alpacas sell a range of knitted and crocheted items in unique designs which make either fantastic gifts or something to spoil yourself!
We also sell fibre from our own animals, as fleece, carded slivers and spun fibre. The availability of colours will vary with customer demand but we will try to have a good selection for you to choose from. Most of the fibre is from our huacaya alpacas but some suri and huacaya/suri mixture will also available. Click the button below for further information and to view our current range.


Finding good alpaca information on the web can be difficult as it is scattered. This page is to become a comprehensive source of all things alpaca. Further details on particular areas are provided through references and hyperlinks to appropriate external pages.

Get in touch

We look forwards to hearing from you whether it's a sales enquiry or an alpaca product, about our stud services, some advice or even feedback on the website.
By prior arrangement, you are welcome to visit us and experience these fascinating animals. Send us a message by clicking our e-mail address below.


736 Papaiti Road,
R.D. 14, Wanganui.
New Zealand



021 813 746


We also have a Facebook page (link below) featuring many more alpaca photos taken at this farm.
Please do have a look, enjoy and perhaps even leave us a comment!

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