At GB Alpacas, we are passionate about improving the quality of alpacas in both our herd and all over the UK, and offer stud services to alpaca owners nationwide. Stud services can be used to grow or to introduce new genetic lines into your herd and improve the biodiversity of your alpacas.
As you may already know, it is much easier to breed in quality genetic characteristics for alpacas, than it is to breed out genetic issues, conditions and complications that can affect the quality of your herd. Whether you’re a pet alpaca enthusiast or have a large herd of your own, high-quality stud services can be an absolutely vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to building a herd and advancing the quality of the breed as a whole.
What many people don’t realise before they buy an alpaca is just how important the bloodlines of your herd are in the long-term. A herd with a high-quality gene pool has incredible potential to become very profitable, through breeding and alpaca sales, showing and awards, fleece sales or stud services of your own in time! An elite breeding programme represents so many opportunities for ROI from your herd, so getting it right is of vital importance for any aspiring alpaca breeder.
Stud Alpacas at Charnwood Forest
Our stud alpacas include several national award winners and we keep complete and accurate records of every single one of our alpaca studs in line with British Alpaca Society guidelines, including comprehensive family trees for all of our alpacas and their offspring. By examining an individual stud’s family history and their progeny (cria they’ve sired in the past) together, we can help you get a more complete understanding of the stud’s genetic line. The progeny of a stud male is the strongest indicator of future success, so you can feel confident that you’re making a solid investment in your herd.
With over a decade of experience offering alpacas for stud, Chris and the team have an in-depth understanding of exactly the qualities that breeders should be looking for in a stud male, including the conformation, fleece quality and temperament of the alpaca. We’re passionate about alpaca welfare and do everything we can to keep our herd, including our stud males, in the best of health all the time! We have an extensive care programme in place for all of our herd, including regular voluntary testing for illnesses such as bovine TB.