Welcome to the highly infectious world of Alpacas.
These fabulous animals are part of the Camelid family and originate from the mountains in Peru.
There are 2 types of alpaca, the more common Huacaya, with warm thick traditional fleece and then there is the rarer Suri, which has a stunning silky fleece. We breed both types of these alpacas on our farm.
Alpacas have 22 official colours in the UK from white through to black with many shades of fawn, beige, grey and brown in between. We have a selection of most colours.
Alpacas are fabulous animals to share your life with. If you just fancy some friends to keep your grass in trim they will manage this perfectly well with very little damage caused by their light feet.
Alpacas are herd animals and most responsible breeders will always recommend a starter herd of a minimum of 3 animals. These can be 3 pet boys who will generally live in harmony together.
Each year alpacas need to be sheared and you will be left with fabulous fleece which you can send off to the mill to have processed into super soft wool or you can keep it to use for felting or hand spinning.
Alpacas need wormed and vaccinated twice a year with similar products to sheep that your vet will recommend.
A field shelter is a minimum requirement for these beautiful animals however they are pretty hardy and don’t generally mind a little bit of rain.
Alpacas can be halter trained to take for walks or indeed enjoy a day in the show ring.
Alpacas are pregnant for around 11.5 months and give birth to only one baby, named a cria.
The lifespan of an alpaca is around 20 years.
Please visit our For Sale page for further details.
The Falabella is a special and unique horse breed that is one of the smallest breeds of horse in the world.
The name Falabella comes from the Falabella Family in Argentina, who developed the breed in the middle of the 19th Century (around 1845). This breed is extremely long-lived, often reaching 40-45 years old. The horses possess all the features and attributes of its taller relatives and the young are bred with the same temperament.
A genuine Falabella horse is one that has a pedigree of uninterrupted bloodlines of animal stock originally bred by the Falabella family.
All of our stock are true Falabellas with the correct bloodlines tracing back to the Falabella Family in Argentina.
Falabellas are a unique miniature horse breed and are considered fairly rare in the UK.
These miniature horses are generally considered to be less than 36” at the withers however those being over this height can still be classed as true Falabellas as long as their ancestry can be traced back to the Argentinian family.
We have a range of stunning colours of Falabellas including the rarer spotted Appaloosa. We carefully chose our Appaloosa stallion to introduce this exciting spotted characteristic to our herd.
Falabellas make great pets and can be ridden by children. Many of our team have spent happy days in the show ring with their much larger equine competitors.
Our girls are pregnant for 11 to 13 months therefore each year we can only ever have a few for sale. Please look at our For Sale page for further details.
Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys
The Miniature Mediterranean Donkey originates from Sardinia and Sicily and was used to carry loads and turn mill stones.
Miniature donkeys are popular in America and Canada where most of the UK stock has been imported from.
There are now at least 800 miniature donkeys in the UK as people realise what super little animals they are. They make fantastic pets and enjoy a day out at the donkey shows.
Miniature donkeys require similar care to a horse. They need to be wormed and vaccinated regularly and have a visit from the farrier every 8 weeks or so.
Donkeys do not like the wind and rain and will always require access to a stable or field shelter. Once you have one of these little guys in your life you will need to convert to ‘donkey time’ as they are a wonderful distraction from every day stress. Many happy hours can be spent with cuddles and brushing.
To be classified as a Miniature Mediterranean Donkey the animals must be under 36” at the withers. The average lifespan of a miniature donkey is 25-30 years.
Our donkeys are registered with the MMDA (Miniature Mediterranean Donkey Association).
These beautiful donkeys come in a range of colours from white through to black including the lovely red sorrel which our stud male produces.
As these donkeys are pregnant for a full 12 months on average, we don’t have a great deal for sale each year however those that are available will be listed on our For Sale page.
These gentle giants of the donkey world are officially known as Baudet de Poitou and are registered in the French stud book, as this is their country of origin.
These are extremely special animals as they are one of the rarest breeds of donkey in the world.
It is thought that there are roughly only 400 in the world and around only 60 in the UK. Our Poitous, Dana and Dominic were the first to be brought to Scotland.
Baudet de Poitou donkeys were originally crossed with large cob horses to breed giant mules for French agriculture and were once considered a sign of wealth. With the advent of mechanisation to farming, these beautiful animals were in decline and indeed by 1977 there were just over 40 Poitous left in the world.
The French Authorities identified this problem and worked with the few remaining breeders to create an invaluable stud book and encourage the true breeding of Poitou Donkeys to safeguard the future of these truly amazing and gentle creatures.
The average lifespan of a Baudet de Poitou may be around 30 years.
As these donkeys are so rare, our female Dana is finding it difficult to source an unrelated male to breed with. This search continues with new contacts being sourced continually.
Dominic is Dana’s lifetime companion and has been gelded as this ancestry is not pure enough to be eligible for the very strict terms of the French Studbook.