Te Korito Alpacas

Welcome to Te Korito Alpacas

Our alpaca farm is a few kilometers outside of Wanganui town, next to the Whanganui river. We have been breeding alpacas for some years and are the only registered stud between Bulls in the Manawatu and mid-Taranaki.

Te Korito alpaca herd members

Our interest in alpacas started with a couple of pet boys that urgently needed a new home. As we were curious about alpacas as a lifestyle animal and had the paddocks, they came to live with us. The rest as they say, is history. Our first females were bought very soon afterwards and our herd has continued to grow through the purchase of new animals and from crias born from matings to selected studs at other farms. We now have the diversity and characteristics in the herd to enable our own breeding programme.

 

Minfford Dean

Improvement in the herd is now being driven by our resident stud males. Minffordd Dean (rose grey, pictured) and Gilead Alpha Romeo (light fawn) who have brought fine fibre diameters and fleece density into the herd.
After sireing many exciting cria at other studs, they are now servicing our alpacas and we look forwards to many 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 buyers of our animals. 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

Our herd has steadily grown to a sustainable number and with our on-going breeding program, we have a limited number of alpacas for sale each year. These animals are normally registered with the New Zealand 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. These proven, show winning 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, button below. Feel free to contact us to discuss what these studs can do for your herd.

We offer both mobile mating (we visit your farm with your choice of stud) or host your female at our farm for mating, to stay with us 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 excellent stud males, please click on the button below.

Alpaca Products

Alpaca fibre is in great demand globally as it has many features that make it a superior choice. It is available in sixteen natural colours and used by home spinners and knitters to produce warm, durable and lightweight garments, especially hats, scarves, gloves and jumpers. Commerially, it is a preferred fibre for making items ranging from lightweight blankets to knitted goods to high quality cloth for suit-making.

Te Korito Alpacas sell a range of knitted and crocheted items in unique designs which make either fantastic gifts or something to spoil yourself!
We also sell fibre from our own animals, as fleece, carded slivers and spun fibre. The availability of colours will vary with customer demand but we will try to have a good selection for you to choose from. Most of the fibre is from our huacaya alpacas but some suri and huacaya/suri mixture is also available. Please 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 and some of it is very out of date. This page aims to become a go-to source for things alpaca and is frequently expanded. If you can't find what you are looking for, please let me know and I will address it. The page cannot be 'all things to all people' so for the more scientifically-minded, further details are provided through references and links to the original documents or external pages.

Get in touch

We look forwards to hearing from you whether it's a sales enquiry or an alpaca product, about our stud services, some advice or even feedback on the website. By prior arrangement, you are welcome to visit our farm and experience these fascinating animals. Send us a message by clicking our e-mail address below or phone, the button below will dial on mobiles.
We are very easy to find. When in Wanganui, drive up Somme Parade and when it becomes Papaiti Road (just past the cemetery), travel a further 7.4 km alongside the river to our farm on the river bank. We are first house on the right.

Our Address

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


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Mobile: 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 or a Like!

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