Northern Rocky Mountain Alpacas in Bozeman, Montana features a stellar herd of Suri and Huacaya alpacas, a few great strong llamas for guarding and packing, free ranch chickens, a couple of barn cats, and two crazy Austrailian Shepherds. We first began in October 2006 with the purchase of 2 female Suri alpacas. Since moving the alpaca herd from Oregon to Montana in December 2008, the alpaca herd has grown exponentially. Most recently in November 2013, we made the great decision to include the Huacaya alpaca to the herd making for a complete alpaca experience. Find out how Northern Rocky Mountain Alpacas got its start in the alpaca industry.
Our mission is to utilize this incredible natural renewable “next to skin” fiber resource in consumer end products like scarves, hiking socks, saddle blankets, yarn and more. The days of yesteryear and synthetic fiber is over! In today’s green world this is our way of helping save the world. Alpacas are also extremely gentle on the on the land. These alpacas have soft two-toed feet similar to a dogs which is soft on the ground reducing soil damage. They nibble the top of the pasture grass rather than uprooting it, and their by product, “PacaPoo” is pH balanced providing an excellent, natural, slow release low odor fertilizer. Now what are the green features of synthetic fibers?
Changing Montana’s Landscape
Here at Northern Rocky Mountain Alpacas (NRMA), we strive to breed the finest, most lustrous, most dense, consistent fleeced conformationally correct Suri and Huacaya alpacas while developing a viable fiber product with this incredible soft, lustrous fleece.
“Suri Alpaca fleece is a rare, luxurious fiber regarded for bright luster, next to skin fineness, cool slick handle, and beautiful drape of elegance. No other animal fiber possesses all these features making Suri Alpaca Fiber sought after throughout the world” (courtesy of the Suri Network).
Huacaya Alpaca fleece should be fine, dense, uniform, and grow perpendicular to the skin. The fleece, which grows from individual follicles in the skin, should be made up of defined staples of crimpy “bundled” fleece. These bundles should organize themselves into staples which create a dense presentation across the animal.” (courtesy Northwest Alpacas)
Careful considerations are given to our breeding program ensuring genetic diversity and consistent fine, lustrous or bright fleece across the alpaca which can be added to your breeding program through our Alpaca Herdsires and our Alpacas For Sale.
Are you interested in using the fiber toward an end product like hiking socks, hats, gloves, scarfs, fashionable clothing, blankets, rugs, etc? Interested in starting your own alpaca herd?