HighTales Alpaca Farm
Exotic New Brunswick Alpaca Fibre
Alpacas are native to South America.  There are approximately 4 million in the world, the majority in Peru, and other South American countries.  There are approximately 40,000 alpacas in Canada.
There are four members of the South American Camelid family.  Llamas are probably more commonly known than alpacas.  Both are domesticated.  The wild members of the family are Vicuna and Guanaco.  South American Camelids are related to the camel family.

Welcome to HighTales Alpaca Farm:

We are your hosts, Michael and Brenda Urquhart. We live in Portage Vale, New Brunswick, Canada between the village of Petitcodiac and town of Sussex.  We are alpaca breeders, and are members of the Canadian Llama & Alpaca Association, Alpaca Canada, and the American Alpaca Owners Association.
We started our farm in 2005 with 8 gorgeous alpacas.  We currently have 43 alpacas and 2 llamas.   Since 2005, we have learned much from these gentle camelids and even more about the care they need. Alpacas are not native of North America and so have very different health concerns than the typical animals we see on our farms have. However, these animals are easy to care for once you know of their special needs.  You will find us on Facebook.  You can also find us on Twitter.
Alpacas are observant, smart, protective of their “family” and an absolute joy to work with. The fibre for us, is a bonus as it too is – a joy to work with. We are dedicated in caring for these beautiful creatures and sharing what we have learned about them with others.
This young boy is named Jordan, born in 2018 - his Dad is Casper in  two pictures below.
This young lady, Annabelle was born to Mom Annie in 2017 and is also fathered by Casper.
Casper is watching the boys beyond the fence  and the black boy - Dexter - just had a roll in the gravel. 

In 2016, one of our girls delivered a little baby girl - a white Suri cria- who is named Ceri Rose - named after a Welsh osprey who unfortunately had a short life. We have followed the ospreys via a webcam at the  Dyfi Osprey Project website, and the story of Ceri can be found here.)  Ceri was born to Satin Rose(Mom) and Ceulan (Dad - named after an osprey from the same nest).
In 2016, we had a little brown Huacaya boy  born to Juliet and Cool Breeze.  He is named Cody. 
The third addition in 2016 saw Megan producing a little white cria boy named Morgan. 
In the image below, Megan is on the left, then Morgan, Cody and Ceri, and several girls watch from behind the gate.
Our  E-Catalog  has a link to our Facebook Shop that has individual items and their prices.  These two pictures give you an idea of what elegant hats being crafted from the fine fibre of these special animals. 


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