HighTales Alpaca Farm
Exotic New Brunswick Alpaca Fibre
Alpacas are native to South America.  There are approximately 4 million in the world, the majority in Peru, and other South American countries.  There are approximately 40,000 alpacas in Canada.
There are four members of the South American Camelid family.  Llamas are probably more commonly known than alpacas.  Both are domesticated.  The wild members of the family are Vicuna and Guanaco.  South American Camelids are related to the camel family.

Welcome to HighTales Alpaca Farm:

We are your hosts, Michael and Brenda Urquhart. We live in Portage Vale, New Brunswick, Canada between the village of Petitcodiac and town of Sussex.
We started our farm in 2005 with 8 gorgeous alpacas.  Since that time, we have learned much from these gentle camelids and even more about the care they need. Alpacas are not native of North America and so have very different health concerns than the typical animals we see on our farms have. However, these animals are easy to care for once you know of their special needs.  You will find us on Facebook.  You can also find us on Twitter.
Alpacas are observant, smart, protective of their “family” and an absolute joy to work with. The fibre for us, is a bonus as it too is – a joy to work with. We are dedicated in caring for these beautiful creatures and sharing what we have learned about them with others.
At the present, we have 45 alpacas and 2 llamas.  The black boy, named Dexter,  is a four year old, and just had a roll in the gravel.  The white boy watching the boys beyond the fence is a five year old, named Casper.  Casper was dad to a girl called Annabelle in 2017, and a boy called Jordan on September 10.

On Sunday, August 14, 2016, one of our girls delivered a little baby girl - a white Suri cria- who is named Ceri Rose.  (She is named after a Welsh osprey who unfortunately had a short life. We have followed the ospreys via a webcam at the  Dyfi Osprey Project website, and the story of Ceri can be found here.)  Ceri was born to Satin Rose(Mom) and Ceulan (Dad - named after an osprey from the same nest) and weighed a good 17 pounds.  By September 10, she weighed 37.4 pounds, more than doubling her weight in less than a month.
On August 24, 2016 we had a little brown Huacaya boy - 17.4 pounds -  born to Juliet and Cool Breeze.  He is named Cody.  By September 10, he was well on his way to doubling his weight. 
The third addition on August 28 was a more complicated birth, which saw Megan producing a little white cria boy named Morgan.  Since Mom is a first time mom, and had a little difficulty, Morgan is gaining weight more slowly, but is not going to be left behind. 
In the image below, Megan is on the left, then Morgan, Cody and Ceri, and several girls watch from behind the gate.
We just posted a new updated version of our  E-Catalog that has information about the products we make from the fibre of these "lovelies".  These two pictures give you an idea of what elegant hats being crafted from the fine fibre of these special animals. 


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