Our Farm


Why would a college professor and a software consultant start an alpaca farm?

It all started at a petting zoo.  One simple touch of that so-soft fiber and we wanted alpacas.  For several years, we had casually batted around the idea of moving back to the Florida countryside. We found twenty acres in Homosassa, Florida, and the adventure began.  We researched and visited many alpaca breeders, both Huacaya and Suri.  Although we visited many farms, we fell in love with the elegance of Suri alpacas on our first farm visit.  As Florida natives, we tackled land clearing and preparing for alpacas with glee.  Then our first two girls arrived along with our new alpaca lifestyle.  Now, our dream is alive at Sun Spiced Alpacas, and the obsession grows more intense every day.

What are our goals at Sun Spiced Alpacas?

We are committed to breeding hardy and genetically diverse Suri alpacas.  We have Suri alpacas of prestigious Peruvian, Bolivian, and Chilean origins in a full range of colors.  Each brings unique qualities to the genetic pool, and we strive to take advantage of each one’s merits.  We feel strongly that the future of the alpaca industry is in the production of conformationally sound, quality fiber producing offspring.  We love to bring home blue ribbons, but fiber is our ultimate goal.  Each year, through selective breeding that complements the merits of each dam, we seek to improve our crias.  We are a hands-on farm producing elite fleeces from our fine-fibered herdsires.  Check out the histograms in our herd.  Each year, we add more alpacas with microns of less than 20.  In our quest for the perfect cria, we get closer each year by featuring the superior genetics of Accoyo Ace, Accoyo Inca, Bruxo, Gunsmoke, Protocol, MacGyver, Kobe of PVA, Cantano, Accoyo Torbio, Black Vigor, Pperuvian Amador, Principe Platino, Silver Bullet, Ransom El Platino and many, many more. 

Alpacas in Florida?

The heat and humidity of the Southeast combine to make a unique challenge to our alpacas, but no more challenging than dealing with blizzards in January!  We would much rather hose off the herd in the heat than chip ice during a snow storm.  During the summer, we run large fans constantly, and on the hottest days, we spritz alpaca bellies at lunchtime.  The crankiest alpaca becomes so sweet if you have the water hose.  Ice added to the water trough also helps encourage them to stay hydrated.  Vigilance is the key and plenty of shade trees in the pastures.  Buy a Sun Spiced alpaca and get an alpaca already acclimated to heat and humidity. 

Stress in your life?

Alpacas are instant de-stressers!  How can you be stressed with cria kisses?  Impossible!  The best time of day is late evening when the cria pronk begins.  We love to watch our tax benefits playing in the fields.  We have found the perfect blend of hard work, tax advantages, wholesome values, gentleness, and beauty.  A newborn on wobbly legs is a beautiful thing.  A dam with her new cria tucked at her side is a lesson in devotion.  They teach us more every day.We are thrilled to be members of the alpaca community.  The alpaca community is largely comprised of breeders dedicated to the preservation of these beautiful friends we call alpacas.  During our long search as beginners, this one fact stood out--the majority of alpaca owners were truly dedicated to the well being of their charges.  Most are very sincere in wanting to help new comers and old-timers in the stewardship of these animals, and most conduct their business in an upfront and ethical manner.  Just as we were welcomed to so many farms, we welcome you to call and plan a visit to our farm. 

Still teaching?

Both of our professions share one common skill: teaching. This skill forms the foundation of the Sun Spiced philosophy; we see ourselves as mentors for beginning alpaca breeders and consultants for experienced members of the alpaca community. With every sale, we provide our full farm guarantee and ongoing customer support, backed by years of hands-on experience. We are there to help our customers honestly and ethically with every aspect of their alpaca business goals. We attend educational seminars and training events to ensure that our knowledge of alpacas is state of the art. Do you need help trimming toenails?  We will teach you.  Do you need help with farm setup?  We can help.  Need financing?  We can customize to suit your needs.  Are you at a loss on how to start herd management?  Let us help you get started.  Do you want alpacas but have no land yet?  We will board your alpacas.  Do you have questions about the care of your alpacas after they arrive at your farm?  Call us!  That’s exactly what we expect.  We love each and every one of our alpacas, and we want you to be successful!

Sun Spiced Alpacas is committed to criating sun-sational suri alpacas!  Call or email us today to get started on your alpaca adventure.




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