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Call or email and ask your questions.  We love to talk Alpaca! 

We thank you for taking the time to read about The Alpaca Ranch at Cobb Creeks Cabins.  And we look forward to hearing from you!  



If you are thinking about alpacas,
come stay with us and experience the alpaca life up close and personal.  

We have them all, award winning Breeding Males aka Stud Muffins, the Working Boys.  We have the best "Production Mom's" Not for Sale.  They have a special place here and in our hearts.  We have show babies and future show babies, award winning males and females, juvenile and adult.  We have top notch companion/fiber animals.
You can spend time on the farm watching the alpaca.  You can spend time in the barn working with the alpaca.  You can spend time side by side with us learning and experiencing these warm gentle creatures.  What a better way to get to know these wonderful animals and the alpaca life style.
But the best part of all is our handcrafted, with love, alpaca-wares made exclusively for TARACCC by Irene Alexander (Mom) and Jimmy T. 

Mom crochets and Jimmy weaves!
We shear our alpaca once a year in April.  You can get anywhere from 4-10 plus lbs. of fleece per animal.  Several of the "blankets", also know as the "saddle", will be hand skirted and entered in fleece shows.  Then we take our treasured fleeces to the fiber mill and process them into some of the most beautiful yarns imaginable.  In addition to the natural colors, we sometimes will blend or tweed or occasionally play with an organic dye process.



The Alpaca Fleece (or Fiber) is very luxurious and often compared to cashmere.  In ancient times it was referred to as "Fiber of the Gods". 

The alpaca fiber has short wicks which allow the air to circulate and also a hollow core which retains body heat.  Therefore, cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, all while remaining light weight. 

And it is hypo-allergenic.

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When shown, the judges look at conformation and fleece quality. 
Normally 40/60 looking for uniformity in staple length, color, density and fineness.  The alpacas are separated by gender, age and color class. 
There are 22 natural colors of alpaca.

  • Alpacas are sweet curious creatures. 
  • They are friendly, fun and quite smart too. 
  • They are gentle and easy to handle. 
  • We like to halter train our alpaca at an early age.  Then we know they will be ready for our show season.

ALPACA


LLAMA


ALPACA BIRTH




  • Alpacas are in the camelid family and are often confused with Llama. 
  • Alpaca are considerably smaller at 130-185lbs where a llama is closer to 400lbs. 
  • Alpacas are ruminants and chew their cud.
  • They do not have top teeth and do not bite. 
  • They have two toes on each foot and soft pads. 
  • They can spit but it is rare. 
  • They are prey animals and have no real defense.
  • Their natural predators are wild dogs, coyotes and big cats. 
  • The lifespan of an alpaca is about 20 years. 
  • The gestation is 11.5 months. 
  • At birth a cria weighs about 18lbs and is standing and nursing in just over an hour.


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The Alpaca Ranch at Cobb Creek Cabins.  It is such a wonderful place to live, work and play. 

Please allow us to share with you a bit about alpacas and the alpaca life.