Alpacas are New World camelids and look like small llamas or long-necked camels with no humps, especially when recently sheared. They have shaggy necks and camel-like faces with thick lips, pronounced noses, and long ears. Their large, expressive eyes seem to exhibit both wisdom and childlike curiosity. Easily domesticated, alpacas are friendly, gentle and curious.
Alpacas were exported from Peru in the mid-1980s and have become a premier livestock in North
America and abroad. In the United States, the national Alpaca Registry (ARI) was formed to ensure
breed purity and high standards. Importation from South America is now closed.
Each alpaca born in the US is blood-typed before registering. This practice helps keep our North
American standards high, our animals healthy, and our breeding practices more focused on growing the best alpaca fiber (hypoallergenic and naturally fire resistant) in the world.
Meet Elmwood Farm’s Alpacas! Our Girls all have their own sweet personalities and are beautiful, fun and curious. They do not like to be petted; however, they want to be with you. They are our special friends and will stand by as your perfect guests for your wedding/event. Our daily call to the pasture fields is “Come ‘on Girls!” They make humming, clicking and hee-hawing sounds. Our Girls will roll around in the dirt and tend to play by chasing each other in a formation from time to time. Although they display gentle behavior, they do spit from time to time over their food.
Kissadee is a True Star and National Champion! She is our “Leader of the Pack” and is our oldest alpaca (13yrs). She is a has a beautiful light whit/grayish fleece and a beautiful face with some brownish markings including a heart shape marking on the back of her head. She is a one sweet boss.
Champion 2005 North American Alpaca Show Full Fleece Huacaya
Champion 2005 Southeast Pennsylvania Select Alpaca Show
Champion, 2005 Blue Ridge Alpaca Classic
Champion 2005 Northern Illinois Alpaca Extravaganza Halter Class
Champion 2005 Appreciation Futurity
Champion 2005 Big E Champion,
Champion 2005 SEPA
3rd, 2005 PAOBA
Chicory is our youngest alpaca (2 yrs) and is a Shining Star and National Champion as well. Chicory is a gorgeous complete Bay Black with the most beautiful dense fleece and beautiful batting eyelashes. Chicory is our flirt! She is a very friendly girl and loves to see everyday action on the farm. She is currently expecting and will be giving birth to Elmwood Farm’s first cria in the Spring of 2017!
Reserve Champion, 2016 North American Alpaca Show Full Fleece Huacaya
Champion, 2016 North American Expo
Champion, 2015 Alpaca Extravaganza Fleece
Champion, 2015 Empire Alpaca Extravaganza
2nd Place 2105 AOA Nationals
2nd Place 2015 NEOBA
2nd Place 2015 OABA
3rd AOA 2015 National Fleece Show 2015
Sassafras, our second oldest (10 yrs), is a beautiful greyish white alpaca who loves to smile and show her funny teeth. She is a sweet and very attractive girl. Sassy tends hangs out in the middle of the pack; however, she will jumps to the front of the pack when the food/treats come out.
Champion, 2004 MaPaca Jubilee Grey Fleece
3rd Place 2004 AOBA Nationals
Champion, 2003 Grey Fleece Fall Fest
2nd Place 2003 AOBA Nationals Grey Fleece
Melodee, our third oldest (8 yrs) and has a unique personality of her own. She has a beautiful complete tan fleece and can wear the perfect combover like President Trump. Melodee tends to lead from behind and she has a feisty kick. As a straightshooter, Melodee always lets you know where she is stands.
Champion 2009 Mid America
2nd 2009 Alpacapalooza
2nd 2008 Alpacapalooza
Sapphire is our cutie! She is dainty and petite with beautiful dark brown fleece. Sapphire is our smallest alpaca in size due to a growth deficiency at birth; however, she is a tough girl and a very agile and fast. Sapphire has the True Grit Award amongst our alpaca family. She has overcome her challenges and has thrived here at Elmwood. Being a tad bit skeptical and skiddish, you will find her hiding behind the Chief, Kissadee.
Meet Our Dogs
LIBERTY is our “Beauty Queen.” She is a purebred female Australian Shepherd (sister to Pickett). Her mother, Ginger, is the local Black Rock Golf Course dog who assists the Course Superindtendant with daily course duties. Liberty takes after her mother’s personality and athleticism; however, her beautiful blue merle markings come from her handsome daddy. She is a natural herder and helps around the farm. She is very agile, athletic, smart, sweet; and has lots of energy. Besides running and playing, she loves instigating her brother Pickett and some of the barn cats.
PICKETT is our “Stud Muffin.” He is a purebred male Australian Shepherd (brother to Liberty). Pickett looks exactly like his mother, Ginger, with her beautiful red merle markings; however, he takes after his father with his personality and broad physique. He is a natural herder and helps around the farm. He is very thick and broad, smart and cuddling sweet; however, he is our “General” who loves to charge and tackle for fun play and chase his sister, Liberty. Our General Pickett is in charge and will make sure everything is ok on our property.
WELLESLEY is our “Diva”. She is a sweet well behaved girl who the oldest dog on the farm. She is a rescue female German Shorthaired Pointer mixed with Italian Greyhound. This girl sure can run the fields at lightning fast speeds. She loves to play fetch and catch with her tennis ball. Being the oldest, she helps lead and keeps Liberty and Pickett in check on the farm.
Meet Our Cats
Elmwood’s Barn Cats are all outside and everywhere roaming the fields and hiding out in the barns. Some of the cats stay to themselves and others are very friendly and will come to you or even try to jump on your shoulder or in your car/truck. Some of them like to hang out with dogs, Liberty and Pickett. They do an awesome job keeping rodents away. The cats tend to cuddle up with the Alpacas in the barn at night and in the winter. Our kitties came to us from our local shelter Washington County Humane Society where they have been spayed/neutered.