LOVE THE FALL!!
BEAUTIFUL DAYS AND LOUNGING ALPACA....
We are adding a few new girls this fall! Please check back for our photos.
Check our photos in our photo gallery!
Where are they from?
Alpacas are native to the Andes Mountains of Peru, Chile and Bolivia. The first major imports to the United States began in 1984, but alpacas are no longer imported due to a variety of restrictions in both the U.S. and South America.
Are they small llamas?
No, alpacas belong to the Camelid family, as do llamas, camels, vicuna and guanacos. Just as horses and zebras both belong to the Equine family but are very different animals. Llamas are raised as beast of burden & meat animals, while alpacas are raised for their lustrous fiber & meat. The alpaca was domesticated from the vicuna; the llama from the guanaco.
Do they spit?
Spitting is a defense mechanism for them that is primarily used to protect their food or their babies. It is rarely used on people, not to say we don’t end up with the occasional green splat when we are doing something they object to - trimming toenails, for example!
THE 2016 CRIAS
ARE ON THE MOVE!!
Our 2016 triple pack of boys are getting big and have settled in with rest of the boys! The boys had their one year birthdays in August and are doing great.
August 17th Bolt & Phelps
August 23rd Ash
Phelps (white) is turning out to be a very handsome young man with his beautiful blue eyes, long fully fleeced legs, but is also deaf. This doesn't slow him down, as he is always trying to get others to wrestle and run!
Bolt (fawn) our sweet lil guy has found his voice and makes sure he gets his spot at dinner time with the big boys.
Ash (grey) has our best fleece out of the threesome and has the cutest "meep" sound as he calls out to the others. He's turned out to be our lil devil, as he figured out how to open a large gate and let himself and the rest of the herd into the barn to browse the hay bales (a few times)!
Check out "Our Alpaca" page and photo gallery for pictures of our cria.
When we looked into these exquisite, exotic animals, they captivated us and we knew there was no turning back!
Our goal at KelMik Farm is to breed and produce the best animals possible, both from a conformation and a fleece perspective.
Regardless, their funny faces, daily antics, and their elegant existence have enchanted us and in today’s world, remind us to take a moment and smile at the simple things in life!