New Mexico’s high altitude and mountainous regions are a wonderful habitat for our huacaya (wa•kai•ya) alpacas. These gentle South American animals have luxurious fleece that is lightweight, warm, water resistant and an alternative for those allergic to wool.
Under the name Whispering Spirit Alpacas, we started our herd in 2007 with three females, one of whom was bred. The first alpaca born at our ranch (called a cria) was Jazzman, a true black with amazing fiber. He won in every show in which he was entered, and no one was surprised. We are so disappointed that he has not been sucessful in breeding as he is an amazing fiber factory.
We added three boys to our herd, to get every major color line. Each were blue ribbon winners, had great bloodlines and consistent color lines. Did we say we are all about color?
Chachapoya, our gorgeous grey boy, is our main herdsire. He has produced crias that are identical with his color and markings, with consistent improvement in fiber characteristics. The one time his color pattern changed was planned; we bred him to a beautiful white Super Sam female Wyndy: the result was our beautiful rose grey Windchime.
We purchased our rich brown boy, Cisco Kid. His fiber is rich and lovely and he has sired one of our favorites: a gorgeous ginger colored female (Cinnamon) who is a rich addition to our color herd. Her dam was also our Super Sam female, Wyndy, whose physical size and fiver density transferred into an amazing alpaca. We have used her fiber in the Puttin’on the Ritz coat the Ocita coat and fabric. MMM.
Ohhh, and the whites. We purchased a young female accoyo Saki at 6 months. We searched for a white boy to match her beautiful fiber and didn’t find the match. After she won a blue ribbon, we got serious about looking for a great white boy to breed to her. We were delighted to find our male just 20 miles away, Vencedor. Dense and sweet fiber, he has sired 4 lucious white animals: Sustantivo (M), Mariposa (F), Luna Axul(F), and Lovett (M). They are the mainstream of our whites, used to dye or to felt undyed into amazing creations.
Our herd also includes two llamas, gifts from a neighbor down the street. Andy and Lorenzo are very large llamas and are part of our security system at the pens. crias They are both very sociable and when we have multiples little ones into wean, they are moved into the llamas loving care. We don’t use the llama fibers in our products as their fleece is very coarse
Thank you to our herd. It is your amazing fiber that is at the center of our production. Trite to say, but we could not do it without you.