We breed exceptionally good quality animals, with the very finest fleeces, elite genetics and sought-after colours. We have the highest standards of breeding and care, combined with a passion for producing show-winning animals, as well as a passion for supporting rare breed animals. Explore our site to find out about our breeding program.
Ever tried to flee earthquakes with alpacas? Not an easy mission, but that is what we had to do! Having moved to New Zealand for the dream lifestyle we found ourselves living through a nightmare in the epicentre of the deadly Christchurch earthquakes. When they reached 10,000 aftershocks we decided enough was enough, but by then we had acquired a few alpacas who simply couldn’t be left behind… 11,617 miles and now a herd of over 50 alpacas later here we are.
Woolly Mammals use the magical fibre of the alpacas to create quality and luxurious products in an ethical, professional and friendly way. We believe that each alpaca brings a special quality to the end products we produce, as well as being fun and exciting to work with along the way. Over the years we have become passionate about rare and interesting breeds of animals and have a small flock of Valais Blacknose Sheep that are friendly, docile, produce a hard-wearing yarn and most importantly have been named “the cutest sheep in the country”. The Miniature Donkeys have made their way into our hearts too with their stoic and loyal personalities, as well as being now extinct in their original country.