Category Archives: About Our Alpacas

Welcome to the World, Mr. Darcy!

Willow, our dark brown, award-winning huacaya dam, gave birth to a healthy male cria on Tuesday, October 15th at around 1 pm. He is a handsome bay-black weighing in at 14 pounds. He was up and nursing with the hour after birth. He is a friendly little boy. We are unabashedly naming our extremely handsome […]

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End of Summer Farm News

Our newest cria, Amelia, is growing fast. She was born in May to Priscilla and is already almost ready to wean. Her fleece is silky and “drapey”. We are looking forward to showing her this fall.       Sissy, our cria from last fall, is growing fast too! Look at how big she is […]

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Welcome to the herd, Amelia!!!

Sometime, at approximately 9:00 a.m., a healthy light fawn female cria weighing 19 pounds was born to Priscilla. The cria is named Amelia, after our daughter, Emily, who turned 16 yesterday; and after Amelia County, the home of five generations of Andersons since the 1880’s. Amelia weighed in at 19 pounds. She was born in […]

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Release the Fleece: Shearing Day 2013

It’s hard to believe that another year has flown by and it is time to shear, again! Once again the Andersons and Deardens have hired Darren Kennedy and his trusty assistant, Kevin, to release the fleece! Between the Andersons and Deardons, we had about 20 animals shorn (give or take). Ed Fincher of Suri Downs […]

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Welcome to Ice Boy & Gabriel

Two members of the Andersons’ Alpaca herd have live at their original farm since birth. We have agisted Ice Boy and Gabriel at New Trails Alpacas while we prepared the farm in Sandy Hook, Goochland to accommodate two more herdsires. Last month, we were able to bring the big boys home to join the rest […]

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From a Stormy Start to One in a Million

For four or so weeks, we observed Stormy nurse his mom and gain weight. Sometimes, he could hold his head up and walk like a normal alpaca. Other times, he looked like he suffered from “heavy head syndrome”, which is not a real malady, but it gives a good visual for how he comported himself […]

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A Learning Opportunity

It’s nice when everything “goes right”, but you don’t learn a thing! We have had 5 cria born to us: Ice Boy, Johnny Fleece, Black Jack, Stormy, and Sissy. Four of the five births went swimmingly. Some days we were there to see an uneventful, smooth, normal birth. On the day of hurricane Sandy, however, […]

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Welcome to the herd: “Stormy” Anderson and “Sissy” Anderson!

On Sunday afternoon, October 28, the day that Super Storm Sandy slammed the east coast, Bob assisted Cinderella in delivering a male cria. Baby’s fetlock was stuck and Bob gently eased it out facilitating his first alpaca birth. It was a rough start, but the cria is doing well, now. We agreed to call him “Stormy” (Anderson’s […]

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Ice Boy Wins a Blue

On Sunday, February 19th, Ice Dancer competed in a halter class of medium fawn suri males. He was favored over his competitors for exceptional luster among other things.

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Meet the New Kids on the Farm!

Andersons Alpacas have acquired three new female alpacas. We welcome four year-old Priscilla (Prissy), her cria Magdalene (Maggie), and Mattie Mae. Prissy and Maggie are beautiful, white suris with long pencil locks that drape into beautiful curling spirals. They are primarily Peruvian and Accoyo heritage. Prissy took second in a class of 12 at the […]

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