Building Dreams... 4 Legs At A Time
Katy and Amber Alpaca
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to Fairhope Alpacas! We
are a working family farm breeding and raising
the highest quality huacaya alpacas. Each of the
70 alpacas that live on our farm has a unique personality and
receives individualized care. Our herd consists
of award-winning males and females born in
U.S. with excellent bloodlines. We offer starter
herds and show
quality alpacas for sale, provide breeding to
blue-ribbon winning herdsires, and provide our
customers with ongoing support.
We make it EASY
for you to start your alpaca business. You can always
find bred females for sale on our farm as well
as package pricing designed to save you money.
We also offer several educational opportunities
each year, with something for both new and
experienced breeders. At
Fairhope Alpacas, all of our
breeding alpacas are DNA blood-typed and ARI registered.
Our philosophy in breeding
is that you have to start with the best to get the best
cria (baby alpacas). We believe that the quality of the
dam is an integral part of a successful breeding
program. After all, they are going to contribute 50%
of the genes to their cria. Our foundation herd consists of
animals that were born in the USA with bloodlines from
Peru, Chile, and Bolivia. We gathered outstanding
alpacas from across the country to build a herd with proven pedigrees and awesome
genetics. We are continually matching dams and herdsires
to improve fleece, and perfect conformation. We
breed for the best animal, with country of origin
being only one of the considerations. We love color!
Our alpacas come in a variety of colors, though our
breeding program mostly focuses on fawn and grey.
We are committed to producing the highest quality
North American colored alpacas and improving colored
alpaca fleece with every generation. Within the past
five years we re-invested heavily in our alpaca
business, adding four incredible herdsires and over
outstanding females. The addition of SCA Peruvian Magnum,
SCA Peruvian Shawnee, and Brutus' Firecracker will
help us take our breeding program to the highest
levels. Magnum's cria are on the ground and they are
following in his footsteps with two AOBA Champions
among them. One customer raved that her Magnum cria
is several generations improved over her dam. His genetics are some of the best to
be found in the world. Check out his listing on our herdsire page. You won't be disappointed! See our Foundation Herd on the Sales List page
to view some of our new dams.
With twenty-four years combined experience raising and breeding
alpacas, we have learned a lot about these adorable
creatures! We are available to our customers at all
times to answer their questions and mentor them as
they begin their alpaca business. To share
information, we offer seminars and clinics on a
variety of alpaca topics. This coming
June we will host
the introductory seminar
Everything You Need to Know Before Buying Alpacas". We
have hosted many seminars about alpaca fiber,
understanding it, and breeding for improved fiber.
Designed with the alpacas and
those who care for them in mind, our state-of-the-art facility and
fencing is set up for effortless herd management.
Consulting with customers on their farm set-up is one of
the many services that we provide. We also offer breeding services for your females. Whatever it
is that you need as you start your alpaca business, we
are here to help make it easy for you!
Katy Cocking has
been breeding alpacas for fourteen years. Prior to our
"alpaca lifestyle" our family used to live in
bustling South Florida. Katy's husband worked
in the computer industry and Katy achieved her
doctoral degree in clinical psychology. They
relocated to the slower paced Fairhope, Alabama in
2000. For many years Katy has enjoyed being a
homeschooling mom to her four children and manager
of the alpacas. Alpacas have proven to be very
rewarding, both personally and financially for their
In 2008, Katy began to
realize the importance of the alpacas' fiber in her
business. She started to work with it more herself,
and she began to write about it. The popular
Farmgirl Blog was born, and she has been writing
ever since. Katy now writes as much as she can,
mostly about alpacas.
In August of 2011,
Katy married Jim Cocking (who used to own
Kentucky Criations). Jim has twin boys so the couple
now has a blended family with two sets of twins, and
three boys and three girls! Jim is recently back
from Iraq where he worked as a contractor, but he
was in the
alpaca business for ten years in the past. Jim
transported alpacas and was well-known for his
award-winning black and grey breeding program. He was co-owner of Kentucky Alpaca
Center as well, a store that sold alpaca equipment
and panels. Jim brings even more business and
breeding expertise to Fairhope Alpacas! Jim gained a
tremendous wealth of knowledge during his years of
transporting alpacas all around the country.
Knowledge that he is happy to share with you!
The Town of
This picturesque little
town, located on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, is
easy to fall in love with. Shopping, golfing, fishing,
boating, yachting, and polo are just a few of the
activities available to visitors to our area. Sugary
Gulf beaches are about 45 minutes away, and we are
within an hour of both the Mobile and Pensacola
airports. We invite you to come visit our farm in person
and experience the charm of Fairhope and the alpacas!
The alpaca lifestyle has made many of our dreams come true. Let us share the wonder of alpacas with you.
Call today to
schedule your farm visit!
We want to be sure that
we are available to introduce you to our herd. You
deserve our undivided attention. In order
for us to meet our family obligations and give you an
informative tour of our state of the art facilities we
ask that you please make an appointment and schedule a
farm visit several days in advance.
Don't live close by? That's
okay. We are within an hour of two major airports, and
we can pick you up there if needed.
See you soon!
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