Moat Alpacas

We are very fortunate to live in a truly beautiful part of Suffolk close to a sight of special scientific interest (S.S.S.I.) near the internationally renowned bird reserve of Minsmere and its glorious coastline and surroundings.

Coming from an agricultural background having been Dairy /Arable farmers for many years with sheep and ponies also part of the mix, a new type of animal husbandry was more intriguing than daunting.
While on holiday several years ago in The Lake District we had first encountered Alpaca, and thought, these enchanting animals looked fascinating creatures!

In 2011 an opportunity arose to embark on fulfilling my dream, purchasing 3 elderly “whites”, 2 boys and a girl  from a local breeder who was retiring. The trio certainly had their own definite idiosyncracies and it was a good way to learn what is involved in looking after a Camelid properly!

Since then the bug has bitten, my little herd grew by 4 more, 2 pregnant females and 2 cria (young animals) purchased in 2012.

Show ring success has added to the interest when Little Nell won third place at the 2013 British Futurity Show in a strongly contested class.

 We intend to breed superior animals by paying close attention to phenotype and genotype and of course a bit of luck !.