Te Korito Alpacas

Welcome to Te Korito Alpacas

Although we have been breeding alpacas for around four years, we are quite new to the Web! We are a smaller stud with our farm a few kilometers outside of Wanganui town, next to the Whanganui river. We are the only registered breeding stud between Bulls in the Manawatu and mid-Taranaki.

Te Korito alpaca herd members

Like many owners, our introduction to alpacas was completely accidental. We heard of a couple of pet boys that urgently needed a new home and since we had the paddocks, they came to live with us. We found them fascinating and bought our first females very soon after!
Since then, our herd has grown quickly through the selective purchase of animals and matings to a variety of outside studs so we now have the genetic diversity we wanted.

 

Te Korito alpaca herd members

Improvement in the herd is being accelerated by our new resident stud males. Minffordd Dean (rose grey, pictured) and Gilead Alpha Romeo (light fawn) bring enduring fine fibre diameters and fleece density into the herd.
After producing many exciting cria at other studs, they are now servicing our own alpacas and we look forwards to more of their cria. They are also available for outside matings.
For further information, please click on the Stud Services button below.

What we do

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Our Aims

To breed alpacas with the correct conformation, fleece characteristics and good temperament. We believe that these traits are more important than particular colours.

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Customer Service

To provide the best before- and after-sales support to the owners of all animals sold. This is for as long as it is needed.

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Owner Assistance

We are concerned about alpaca welfare and will give support where needed to any alpaca owner in the region, whether they are a customer of ours or not.

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Promotion

Actively promote the understanding of alpacas and their potential to those looking for an alternative lifestyle animal

Alpaca Sales

As our herd size has steadily grown to a sustainable number, our on-going breeding program means that we will have a limited number of animals for sale every year. This contains numbers on the farm but also ensures the genetic spread of the herd as a whole. These animals will usually be registered with the Alpaca Association but some pets may also be available. Females may be sold with a cria at foot or can be mated with a choice of our stud males.

For further information and to see the current availability of animals for sale, please click below.

Stud Services

We are excited that Te Korito Alpacas is the new home for Minffordd Dean and Gilead Alpha Romeo. With the birth of their crias this year, these proven males have already brought some excellent genetics into our (and other) herds and we are pleased to offer their services for the improvement of yours. Full details and photographs can be found on the stud services page. We encourage you to contact us to discuss what these studs can offer.

We offer both mobile mating (we visit your farm with your choice of stud) or collection of your female for mating at our farm and staying here until pregnancy is confirmed. This service is free within the region but beyond this, reasonable charges will need to apply.

For full details on these show winning stud males, please click on the button below.

Alpaca Products

Alpaca wool is in great demand globally as it has many features that make it a superior choice for home and commercial users alike. The fibre is available in over 20 natural colours and used by home spinners and knitters to produce warm, durable and lightweight garments, especially hats, scarves, gloves and jumpers.

Te Korito Alpacas sell wool from our own animals only as fleece, carded slivers and spun fibre. Availability and wool colour will vary with customer demand but we will try to have a good selection for you to choose from. Most of the wool is from our huacaya alpacas but some suri and huacaya/suri mixture will also available. Click the button below for further information and to view our current range.

Alpacapedia

Finding good alpaca information on the web can be difficult as it is scattered. These pages will become a comprehensive source of all things alpaca. Further details on particular areas can be obtained through the references and hyperlinks to appropriate external pages.

Get in touch

We look forwards to hearing from you. This can be for a sales enquiry or an alpaca product, about our stud services, some advice or some feedback on the website. With prior arrangement, you are also welcome to visit and experience these fascinating animals. Send us a message by clicking our e-mail address below.

Address

736 Papaiti Road,
R.D. 14, Wanganui.
New Zealand


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Phone

021 813 746

Social

We also have a Facebook page (link below) featuring many more alpaca photos taken at this farm.
Please do have a look, enjoy and perhaps even leave us a comment!


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