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Services at Timber Lodge Alpacas
Alpaca Breeding | Boarding | Fiber and Apparel
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we offer breeding services for your female alpacas.
Included in the breeding fee
is boarding for your
female and her current cria (if she has one) until she is confirmed
pregnant up to 90
days. This practice protects the pregnant alpaca from
travel stress and helps her maintain her new pregnancy. After the
initial 90 days of pregnancy boarding fees
are reasonable for the pregnant female and cria at her side, at
brings some special qualities to our breeding program. He is a young breeder, and settled his first females in 2010, and has settled many other females since then. As a Light Fawn, Freedom can cover all colors, and
provide genetic gain for your breeding program. Check out Freedom's link for more information on this outstanding male.
Regent's Treasure of Airlie, our wonderful Dark Fawn herdsire, attained a Championship show ring career, including Color Championships
and high placements in halter shows and fleece shows, and a Second
Place for his fleece at Nationals in 2008. Airlie settled his first
females during the 2009 Fall breeding season. Make your reservations
early, as we expect Airlie to be quite popular. Click on Airlie's link
for more information about how he can add to your breeding program.
Alpaca Boarding Service
If you are working to prepare
your place, or if you don't have a place yet, you can board your Alpacas
at Timber Lodge Alpacas. We provide safe and secure
paddocks, with plenty of shade. In an emergency our vet is just minutes
away. Your Alpacas will receive premium
feed, hay and clean water daily, throughout the year. Board each of
Alpacas for $3.50 per day. We will be
happy to make arrangements for special care, as necessary, at a
reasonable additional cost. Veterinary care is charged at cost.
us for details, and to make arrangements to board your Alpacas.
Certified Sorted™ Alpaca Fiber
Timber Lodge Alpacas is a source for information about Certified Sorted™ Fiber. All Alpacas need to be shorn each
year for their own health and comfort. After all, their fleece is the product we
are harvesting, and shearing is done quite humanely. Properly sorted
Alpaca fiber can be spun into premium quality yarns, and used to produce high
quality garments and accessories. In addition, sorted fleeces are much
more attractive as raw materials for commercial mills. If you are looking for a Certified Sorter™ for your fiber, we will help you locate someone who is properly trained.
Up-Scale Alpaca Garments
At Timber Lodge Alpacas,
we sell sweaters, capes, shawls, stoles, scarves, socks, knitted hats, and afghans all
of exquisite Alpaca fiber. We go
out of our way to find the finest, up-scale Alpaca garments for our customers
each year. An additional line of special, one-of-a-kind
products is created by co-owner Mary Ogilvie. Mary's exceptional
knitting skills have produced unique and beautiful accessories, which
customers anticipate each year.
|Characteristics of Alpaca Fiber
fiber is among the World's most exquisite and versatile natural fibers.
Naturally hypoallergenic, Alpaca fiber has no lanolin, a natural oil
found in sheep's wool. Alpaca fiber is about 6 times warmer than wool
of the same weight, so lighter weight Alpaca garments are just as
efficient as heavier wool garments. In fact,
wearing Alpaca garments next to your skin is possible, because the
fiber is so fine that the "prickle effect" (scratchiness) is greatly reduced. Alpaca fiber also breathes and wicks away moisture, so you can wear it all day
dry. Alpaca fiber is soft, strong, comfortable, and provides the ultimate in woolen or
worsted apparel. Check out the table comparing Alpaca vs. Cashmere in our library.
Contact us to learn more about Alpacas and the services and products we offer.