Our pair of alpacas here at Harewood Farm are of the Huacaya breed, originating from the Altiplano plateau in the Andes. Compared to the Suri breed, these alpacas are more bulky in appearance, with shorter curly hair. Of the 3.7 million alpacas in the world, around 90% are of the Huacaya breed.
Unlike their cousins, the llamas, alpacas were bred specially for their hair, which is often made into wool for weaving. Alpacas can be found in 22 varieties of colour and their wool is sold and used across the world. Alpacas are much smaller than llamas, and consequently are too small to be used as pack animals.
Come and explore the wonderful Farm Experience. Join us and meet some of Harewood's animal family. Young farmers can meet friendly alpacas, see our pot bellied pigs or even feed our pygmy goats ! … Read more
Our Harewood Farm pigs are a special cross between two breeds, the Vietnamese pot-bellied pig and the New Zealand kunekune. Their black skin with short hair, short ears and a short snout make … Read more
Our family of pygmy goats are a type of dwarf goat originating from West Africa. They are hardy little animals and can live in almost any climate although they do like a cosy shed to shelter in … Read more