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Our Alpacas are agisted at Derwydd Alpacas and Tanglewood Suri Alpacas.. please feel free to contact them for a farm visit!
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Because we have taken a different approach towards alpaca ranching, we can offer a unique perspective on the alpaca business. We continue to work full-time in our professions in Southern California, dreaming of the day that we will bring our alpacas to our ranch property in Marin County, north of San Francisco (you know...hot tubs, Jerry Garcia, "flower power"...Well, things HAVE changed since the 1960's!!) Since 2006, we have agisted our alpacas at five different ranches on the West coast, from Northwestern Oregon to Southern California. We see this as a real advantage--we have learned different approaches to alpaca husbandry and sales from a broad spectrum of successful alpaca ranchers. Additionally, we have expanded our contacts to the Midwest and the East Coast, as we have sought to purchase high quality animals from coast to coast. When you develop relationships with ranchers across the country, you have mentors all over the United States!
Because we are still involved in full time private practices, we have actually enjoyed the full benefit of the small business tax deductions of our burgeoning alpaca business. What better opportunity could there be to apply the deductions from developing your alpaca business, than when you are earning near your peak income in your primary business? This could only be possible for us because we agist our animals with seasoned ranchers with a wealth of experience. We are not tax professionals, and we are rather conservative in applying tax planning strategies, but we have found that even in a "down" market, the alpaca industry has been beneficial for our "bottom line"!
We are so fortunate to be agisting most of our herd with Jan and Dale Davis at Derwydd Alpacas, near Sacramento, CA. Jan and Dale are icons in the alpaca industry, and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience and limitless enthusiasm to the business. We also have animals with Sonia Marygold, of Tanglewood Suri Alpacas. Sonia is one of the original breeders of Suri alpacas in Southern California and has been a wise, gentle, and enthusiastic mentor to us.
All of our females and breeding males come with a reproductive guarantee, with a free breedback for females to any of our herdsires. Our bred girls come with a "live cria" guarantee. We also offer flexible financing.
We firmly believe that to purchase an alpaca from a breeder is to establish a lasting relationship with that breeder as a mentor, a friend, and a colleague.
Please feel free to browse our inventory or come and visit our alpacas at Derwydd Alpacas and Tanglewood Suri Alpacas.