Our interest in alpacas started with a couple of pet boys that urgently needed a new home. As we were curious about alpacas as a lifestyle animal and had the paddocks, they came to live with us. The rest, as they say, is history. Our first females were bought very soon afterwards and our herd has continued to grow through selective purchase of new animals and crias born from matings to a variety of studs at other farms. We now have the genetic diversity and desired characteristics in the herd to enable our own breeding programme.