Alpacas have been gracing the English countryside in increasing numbers since the 1980s, gradually gaining favour for their strong, lustrous wool, guarding smaller animals from predators, taking scenic walks with tourists, even posing for wedding photographs. If you have an idea for them, Chestnut Farm Alpacas can provide top quality animals, along with sage advice about the practicalities of looking after them.
Owners Kay and Daron bought their first alpacas in 2007 and now breed from the finest genetic specimens. Their home bred stud male Lord of Sherwood, ‘Woody’, has won a prodigious haul of top show titles including several as Supreme Champion. Now a new male multiple title winner, Beck Brow Ammunition, is keeping the Chestnut Farm breeding stock at the highest levels. The home herd produces wonderfully dense, crimped fleece.
Chestnut Farm is biologically secure and sited on the Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire boundary. It provides stud services and sells animals which are tagged, microchipped and registered with the British Alpaca Society. Every animal comes with a full medical history and a clean bill of health.