News & Events

New Addition

We are happy to welcome a new alpaca addition. WE have a little boy born to Rivanna Sassy Lass on the evening of September 23rd. He weighed 13 lbs at birth.

Brand new baby boy

She is owned by Rivanna Farms in Ruckersville, Va.
Sassy\'s Fancy on youTube

Handfeeding Parrot Chicks

Alpaca Shearing day is over and parrots are hatching almost daily. We will be busy hand feeding parrots and skirting the alpaca fiber for processing.

As of today we have four African Grey Parrot chicks available for sale. I peeked in a Bluehead Pionus nest box and found 5 chicks. We will be pulling those for handfeeding this next weekend. Our second pair of blueheads is working the nest box so may be laying within the next week or so.

We should be handfeeding Maximillian Pionus chicks either next week or the week after. The hens are still sitting close so I haven’t been able to see how many have hatched. The Bronzewings and whitecaps haven’t started nesting but we have one pair of each working a nest box and expect them to start laying eggs any day now.

The Bluefront Amazons are sitting on three eggs. Those should be hatching most any day now. We will let the hen feed her chicks for about 2 weeks. We will then pull them and hand feed them so they will be nice and tame.

We have one quaker chick ha

Pinnacle ribboned

Pinnacle’s Fleece placed 3rd in the light division of the 2012 Carolina Alpaca Celebration.

Little Creek Amelia

Amelia finally arrived. We began expecting this cria in August and on Feb. 18, 2012 She arrived. 18.4 lbs born about 12:20 pm. She was up in an hour and trying to nurse. We will be posting video soon.

Thor

A new addition to our Livestock Guard Dogs.  Not quite ready to assume his duties but soon.

Baby Alpaca born on 11/25/2011

We are happy to announce the birth of a new alpaca.  Little Creek Alpaca’s Oscar was 12.5 lbs at birth this morning.  He has been up and moving well.  His mom was Beavercreek’s Jodie and his father was a Camillio grandson, Forester.  We hope to have pictures available soon.

New Congo Grey Chicks

We pulled three Congo Grey Chicks on 11/20/2011.  We are now accepting deposits to hold these chicks.  They should be ready to go between the middle of Feb and the first of March 2012.

Hurricane Irene

Well, Hurricane Irene came and went leaving us battered flooded and exhausted. We moved the alpacas to a local horse barn nearby on high ground. The outside parrots were moved inside before the storm and upstairs as the flood waters entered the house. The good news is that all alpacas, parrots, and people survived the storm. The next few weeks will be removing drywall and insulation from the house and tree limbs and downed trees from the alpaca pastures.

Fiber Results

Our 2011 fiber results are in for our herd.   We are especially pleased with the results of two of our new males.  Pinnacle results are still below 18 microns.  Silverton is also very nice at 21.8 microns.

Alpaca additions

We are pleased to announce that we have three additions to our alpaca herd. We have purchased from Highland Alpacas, Crown’s Peruvian Silverton. We believe that Silverton will be an excellent grey herdsire for us. Silverton intial fiber analysis was excellent with an AFD of 20.2. Silverton has been shown seven times and has seven ribbons to show for it. His best showing was a first in the Best of the U.S. 2010. We also added a grey female, Ante Up with an AFD of 23.2. and a young white female, Blissful’s Fannie Mae. both from Pine Creek Alpacas