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Down on the Farm

Down on the Farm

Our paddock species including goats and alpacas!

(Breeds: Pygmy, Saanen/Toggenberg, Anglo-Nubian, Species: Capra aegagrus hircus)

(Breeds: Ouessant, Species: Ovis aries)

Ouessant sheep were bred on the island of Ouessant, off the coast of Western France. They were bred primarily for wool.  While it is still not common off of this island, the French government have used them to test future land management efforts in “eco-grazing”. This is simply using grazing animals to mow lawns in cities.

(Breeds: Suri, Huacaya, Species: Vicugna pacos)

Alpaca are the domesticated descendant of wild Vicuña, originating in South America.  There are two breeds of Alpaca, Huacaya and Suri. Huacaya wool has crimped fibres that allow it to be easily spun into a yarn, whereas Suri have sleek straight fibres which mean it is better used in woven goods