Welcome to Vellum Farm

Vellum Farm®, located an hour’s drive north east of Perth, in the Toodyay district of Western Australia, specialises in the breeding of Alpaca. Starting with 3 unregistered males and 3 unregistered females, in addition to our pets, our small herd now comprises of twenty registered huacaya, and one suri. With several more cria due in in the coming months, our goal for the immediate future is to rapidly increase our herd, specialising in quality white huacaya, and later expanding our scope to include coloured suris.

Last year, we decided to take a more scientific approach to breeding and became members of the SRS Alpaca breeding system. The SRS system has been used successfully to improve fleece quantity and quality in Merino sheep and Angora goats and involves breeding for a high density fleece, which leads to a heavier fleece, a reduction of the mean fibre diameter and the variation in fibre diameter of the fleece. (see www.srswool.com)

As a result of this programme, the majority of our females have been mated to Suncloud Houdini, an SRS recommended male, owned by Angela and Dieter Bartels of Treechange Alpacas. We currently have one Houdini baby on the ground (Vellum Farm Lulu) with another six Houdini cria due in April 2013. We have recently purchased our own SRS recommended male, Glenhope Chester, from Bronwyn and David Mitchell of Glenhope Alpacas in northern New South Wales. Chester will take up residence at Vellum Farm in January 2013.

 

News & Events

  • NEW STUD MALE

    We are very excited to announce that our new stud male, Glenhope Chester will be arriving at Vellum Farm in January 2013. Chester, son of Marriglen Delta, and grandson of Somerset Accoyo Challenger is an SRS® Recommended Male and already has 15 registered cria on the ground. Chester will be a valuable addition to our herd and look forward to seeing his progeny in 2014.

    Glenhope Chester

    PREGNANCY RESULTS

    We are looking forward to seven new cria at Vellum Farm in April 2014. Six were sired by Suncloud Houdini (SRS® Recommended Male), and the seventh by Banksia Park SKJ Hot Chilli.