Hickory Wind Farm-Alpacas & Fiber has slowly grown from one breeding female and her gelding companion purchased in 2004 to a select herd of breeding females, high quality fiber males, and several proven champion herdsires. Keeping our herd at less than 30 (rather challenging at times) while improving the quality of fiber involves very careful breeding decisions. Most of our alpacas have championship genetics and/or are 'ribbon-winners' themselves. HWF primarily enters fleece and spin-off competitions and we have been very pleased with the results. We feel that these awards and score reports in combination with histogram reports provide us with important fleece information for our fiber/roving/yarn customers and for the best utilization of our fleeces.
In recent years our focus has returned to breeding for grey. This decision has been a primary factor in purchasing new females, selecting herdsires, and deciding who we will not breed. As a result several of our quality females are offered at lower prices because they do not fit into the breeding program - a difficult decision for HWF but very nice for prospective buyers.
Whether curiously looking or seriously shopping, visitors to HWF can anticipate an informative, no pressure introduction to our alpacas. Questions are welcome both during and after your visit.
In addition to learning about alpacas and the alpaca industry visitors also have the opportunity to see how HWF makes use of alpaca fiber.
Our on-the-farm retail store specializes in HWF alpaca yarn & roving, HWF hand-crafted items, Fair-Trade imported items from Peru, select manufactured items, and products from several alpaca co-operatives. (Please note that HWF does not believe in relabeling manufactured alpaca products with the HWF farm label.) Visitors have the opportunity to do some shopping as well as see and feel the many commercial possibilities of alpaca fiber.
Today there are many alpacas for sale - some at very low prices. Please keep in mind the importance of buying from a reliable alpaca breeder that is honest, familiar with the industry, and someone who will provide you with on-going support before, during, and after your purchase. HWF is proud of the on-going relationships we have with our customers and we look forward to having you join us!
Welcome to Hickory Wind Farm Alpacas!
We are so pleased that you found our farm listing on OpenHerd. We maintain a small herd with emphasis on high quality fleece while not sacrificing confirmation. The huacaya alpacas at HWF include maiden & proven females; neutered fiber/pet males; and herdsire services. All of our alpacas are in good health and have good manners! Most are from champion breeding stock and/or have earned ribbons themselves.
And we offer our alpacas at reasonable prices with on-going customer support. Your inquiries and farm visits are most welcome!