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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Shearing Demonstration April 4, 2020

Shearing

Shearing

We will be shearing alpacas. Come.... hang out, enjoy.

This event is F R E E!

Come Join Us April 4, 2020 from 10-2
10702 Arapaho Drive, Redding, CA

The public is invited to watch the annual harvest of alpaca fiber. There will be fiber artists demonstrating their skills and the boutique will be open to purchase alpaca and alpaca themed items.
Taking a Fiber Sample

Taking a Fiber Sample

Tulla getting a final trim

Tulla getting a final trim

Diplomat Before Shearing

Diplomat Before Shearing

Diplomate After Shearing

Diplomate After Shearing


Saturday, March 28, 2020

California Classic Round Up - March 28-29, 2020

El Rey

El Rey

Free to the public! Join us for an alpaca show! Merced County Fairgrounds, in the Hilmar Cheese Barn

There will actually be two different types of shows. The first part of the show will be the WALKING FLEECE SHOW. In this show a fiber judge will evaluate the fleece on the animal. The will be looking for consistency, length, fiber diameter, consistency of color, and handle these traits are judged against a standard. The second part of the show will be the HALTER SHOW. The judges will be looking for all the same traits in fleece he will also be looking at confirmation. The animals entered in this portion of the show will be judged against each other.

Vendors will have items for sale. Meet more than 250 alpacas and their owners!
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Spinosa

Spinosa

Top Three in the Class

Top Three in the Class

Mandaletta

Mandaletta


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Update on SAND - Spinosa's AfterNoon Delight

Sand at 4 days with mom Delight

Sand at 4 days with mom Delight

SAND was born on 4-15-17. Weighting in at 15.4 pounds and I think she will be Bay Black or Dark Brown when shorn. She is the result of breeding Delight who is medium brown with a grey back ground and Spinosa who is black. Really nice girl with a beautiful head.
SAND at 12 days old

SAND at 12 days old


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Meet Spice

Spice at 6 days old

Spice at 6 days old

Wow another girl. That's three in a row. Having said that I have probably just jinxed the rest of the year to boys. That's all I've had for the last 3 years. It took a few days to come up with a name for this high spirited and inquisitive little girl. Well really not so little she was born at 20.8 pounds. Her mom is Cosette and probably one of the smallest alpacas on the ranch and had one of the larger crias born here. She is full sister to Delgado who looked like he was a medium rose grey until we sheared him this year and he is actually a medium silver grey. I believe Spice will also be a medium silver grey. Her dam is Cosette and her sire is Spinosa.
Cosette and Spice

Cosette and Spice


Monday, April 17, 2017

Meet Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight - less than 1 hour old

Afternoon Delight - less than 1 hour old

What a wonderful delivery on the only non-rainy day this week. Arapaho Bisturi's Delight gave birth to Arapaho Spinosa's Afternoon Delight. Born around noon on 4-15-2017 at 15.4 pounds. She was a little cold at first but is up and playing with the other crias. She is less than an hour old in these pictures.
Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Delight with Afternoon Delight

Delight with Afternoon Delight


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Meet Asia

Asia at 3 months

Asia at 3 months

Here is the much awaited first cria of the season. Asia has broken the boy pattern and hopefully has started the new phase of female crias. The last three year all the crias have been male. They have all been outstanding but you can only have so many studs. Asia is a medium rose gray female out of India and Vantaggio. She is very crimpy and very dense. I think we'll redo this breeding.
Asia 3 days old with mom India

Asia 3 days old with mom India


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Open Farm Days- Shearing a day at the spa for alpacas

Kris Shearing

Kris Shearing

Join us on Saturday, March 26,2016 from 10 AM to 3 PM
Rain or Shine

LEARN about alpacas.
WATCH the annual harvest/shearing of their fiber.
SEE fiber artists processing the fiber.
SHOP in the boutique for alpaca products and gifts.
ASK about our SPRING ALPACA SALE
ENJOY a beautiful day in the country.

Where: Arapaho Rose Alpacas
10702 Arapaho Dr
Redding, CA

Diplomat BEFORE

Diplomat BEFORE

Diplomat AFTER

Diplomat AFTER

Gettin a new hair do

Gettin a new hair do


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Weave a Scarf Class

I want to thank Colleen for the great class on weaving a scarf. Fun was had by all and some beautiful scarves where created.

Friday, September 18, 2015

West Coast Alpaca Fleece Show 2015

Fleeces waiting to be judged

Fleeces waiting to be judged

This is the third time I have hosted a fleece show in my garage. It's also a great way to be sure the garage gets cleaned at least once a year. The good news is the fleece show was only a week before the Open Ranch and National Alpaca Farm days. This cleaning is a step in getting ready for that event.
Fleece room for West Coast Alpaca Show

Fleece room for West Coast Alpaca Show


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Honey Bee Festival 2015

Honey Bee

Honey Bee

This is the 6th year we have participated in this festival. The festival staff came by and told us that people are calling them to make sure the alpacas will be here this year. :)
Booth @ Honey Bee

Booth @ Honey Bee