Meet Cainhoe Abi

Abi is a breeding, halter trained female Abi has a very striking look and she is one you spot straight away in the field, given her white socks and white patches on her head. Her 2018 and 2019 cria...

Meet Charnwood Forest Astraea

Astraea is a breeding, halter trained female Astraea carries a lot of traits from her dams side of the family, however she has also inherited some great genes from her sires side of the family. Her...

Meet Charnwood Forest Busy As A Bee

As Busy As A Bee is a breeding, halter trained female As Busy As A Bee is a beautiful, friendly alpaca with a very calm nature, who can be shy until she gets to know you. She is fantastic at walking...

Meet Charnwood Forest Hemera

Hemera is a non breeding, halter trained female Hemera is one of our youngest members of our herd up for sale. She has a lovely sweet nature, halter trained and easy to handle. WIth being so young,...

Meet Charnwood Forest Metis

Metis is a breeding, halter trained female Metis is a very well natured and friendly alpaca.. She can sometimes be incredibly inquisitive and confident, however can also be shy and found at the back...

Meet Charnwood Forest Saaphyri

Saaphyri is a breeding, halter trained female and is available in November 2021. Saaphyri is a calm but cheeky alpaca. She is very friendly and will always be one of the first to approach and greet...

Meet Charnwood Forest Salad Days

Salad days is a well mannered, halter trained breeding female and is available in November 2021. When pregnant, she can show signs of frustration if her personal space is being invaded, and around...

Meet Charnwood Forest Selene

Selene is a breeding, halter trained female Selene is one of our few young female alpacas for sale, she is a beautiful rich brown with a sweet nature. She can be shy at times but with being so young...

Meet Charnwood Forest Silver Lining

Silver Lining is a breeding halter trained and walks well on a lead and is available in December 2021. Silver Lining is very happy approaching and eating food out of our guests hands. She would...

Meet Charnwood Forest Songbird

Songbird is a breeding, halter trained alpaca. She is very inquisitive and is always at the front of the pack when they are being approached. As with most female alpacas, when pregnant...

Meet Charnwood Forest Taaliyah

Taaliyah is a breeding, halter trained female and is available in November 2021. Taaliyah is amongst some of our younger alpaca for sale and would be a great addition to a breeding herd. We have had...

Meet Chase End Lully Gal

Lully is a breeding, halter trained female Lully has a real striking look about her, she has really strong top lines and a beautiful head shape and face. By nature she is shy but very trusting when...

Meet Horsehill Pandora

Pandora is a breeding, halter trained female A great character for an alpaca, Pandora is one of our more calm and confident females. She has a beautiful solid head shape with strong top lines and...

Meet Inca Fantasia

Fantasia is a breeding, halter trained female Fantasia is a large, confident girl with a strong character matched with a fantastic maternal instinct. Fantasia has had 5 cria on the farm so far and...

Meet Lane House Biscuit

Biscuit is a breeding, halter trained female Biscuit is a good solid female who had her first cria in 2017, Charnwood Forest Walk The Walk. In 2018 she had her first female Snow In Summer who is...

Meet Morden Hall Allegro

Allegro is a breeding, halter trained female Allegro is all we want to see in a breeding female, she has correct and beautifully balanced conformation with superior fleece characteristics and...

 

Purchasing an alpaca is a significant commitment and requires a real passion for the species and a strong knowledge of what exactly it is you’re looking for. This can be a bit of an intimidating process, but whether you’re a first-time buyer or long-term enthusiast, purchasing a new alpaca is an exciting time, and at GB Alpacas we are here to help you make that step!

Owner Chris started his alpaca journey over a decade ago, with no prior experience in raising, handling, breeding or showing animals, so he has a unique understanding of the challenges new alpaca owners face. Over time, Chris and our team have learned thousands of valuable lessons and today we are proud to be able to sell Huacaya alpacas with strong bloodlines, relaxed temperaments, quality fleece and many positive breed characteristics. Through the carefully chosen genetics of our herd and the exceptional level of care we give all of our animals, we have helped to curate a herd of exceptional quality male and female alpacas for sale.

 

Find out more

To find out more, please fill in the form below with some additional information about your needs, and Chris or a member of our team will get in touch!

     

    Buying an Alpaca

    We are truly passionate about breeding British alpacas and improving the quality of our herd, and this shows in everything that we do! The most important things we consider when breeding and selling our alpacas are the conformation and fleece of the animal.

    Conformation

    The conformation of the animal refers to the shape of the alpaca and is a great indicator of overall health. An alpaca with good conformation will also be better for showing and breeding in the future, making them an excellent long-term investment. For example, when standing, an alpaca should have:

    • A short muzzle
    • A symmetrical head and jaw
    • Ears that are pointed and erect
    • A straight neck and back, meeting at an approximately 45° angle
    • Strong, straight legs that don’t bow in at the ankle area and aren’t too close together
     

    Fleece

    Alpaca fleece can be used for so many different purposes and the market for alpaca wool and products is growing every day. Alpaca fleece is much softer and finer than sheep’s wool, and doesn’t contain lanolin, which can prompt allergic reactions in some people. Plus, when looking for alpacas to add to your own herd, the quality of the fleece indicates not just the overall health and quality of the animal, but also represents a really important revenue stream for many owners. Even if you aren’t looking to breed, your alpacas will always need to be sheared, and there will always be buyers out there for high-quality alpaca fleece!

    Alpaca fleece should always be soft, smooth and even. The highest quality alpaca fleeces will have a high staple length and low micron count. Staple length refers to how long the individual alpaca hairs are (for reference, a 3-inch staple length is about standard), while the micron count measures the width of the individual hairs (the average is between 24 and 28 microns, and the lower the micron count, the better the fibre). We can provide our potential buyers with a variety of different records and certificates showing the quality of each individual alpaca’s fleece, should you need them.

    We also keep records of the ancestry of all of our alpacas including the dam and the sire (mother and father) for at least three generations. We can always provide you with a copy of the family tree of any of our alpacas for sale, as well as any awards within the family tree. Our family records also include the descendants of any adult alpacas for sale for multiple generations. The bloodline of the animal is so important as it gives buyers a really strong indication of the long-term health and breeding potential of each alpaca.

     

    Caring for Our Herd

    GB Alpacas are fully registered with the British Alpaca Society and we adhere to the BAS’s Code of Conduct for Sale. We’re so passionate about alpacas and developing the species as a whole, so the quality of care we offer our animals is of utmost importance to us, both as sellers and as alpaca owners ourselves.

    Our alpacas receive daily love, care and attention from Chris and our team, and have an in-depth annual healthcare plan that includes monthly weigh-ins and body scoring to ensure the profiles of all of our animals are kept up-to-date, regular toenail trims and hoof care, vitamin supplements three times a year and regular zinc and camelid drenches to prevent infections and diseases in our herd.