Big Timber Alpacas is a sustainable alpaca farm, nestled among the tall firs on Parrett Mountain near Sherwood, Oregon, about 25 miles southwest of Portland. Our farm specializes in breeding top quality Suri and Huacaya alpacas, using proven elite color and white genetics that produce champion bloodlines.
The alpaca is a member of the camelid family, which includes the llama, the wild vicuna and the camel. The alpaca dates back between 5 to 20 thousand years and is known from archaeological records to have been domesticated for 6,000 years.
Alpaca fiber is a one of the finest natural, organic fibers. In general, alpaca fiber, when compared to sheep wool, is stronger, lighter, warmer, and more resilient. Finer grades of alpaca fiber (known commercially as “Baby Alpaca”) are believed to be hypo-allergenic, meaning they do not irritate skin.