Tuesday, 30 September 2008


Fleece Glorious Fleece...........This year we yielded 19kg of glorious alpaca fleece, ranging from White, Steel Grey, Mid Brown, Plum Brown, Chestnut Brown and Black and White.

Most of this years fleece has gone off to be spun into luxury hand spun/knitted garments. I myself have kept approx 4kg to spin into various items, I am self taught..... after a number of attempts, lots of frustrated trials and tribulations with my Ashford Traveller Spinning Wheel !!.So don't give up......keep at it, its like driving a car or riding a bike, once you have mastered the art....you've cracked it !!

Before you know it you'll be having to drag yourself away from the darn thing, I myself find spinning very theraputic and really enjoy the whole experience, from keeping these wonderful animals, the hours of fun, you spend wasting your time looking at them!!!, getting the luxuriou fleece on shearing day, time touching and appreciating this wonderful soft fibre, to the end product, something hand made unique.........something to wear with pride, with the knowledge that you have seen the whole process and the knowing that this animal has provided you with endless amounts of self satisfaction.

More Alpaca Photos !!

Wonderful Day Out....with Coire Alpacas !

Some more lovely Alpaca photos, of our lovely day out with Coire Alpacas, we enjoyed visiting Gerry, Lucy and family, we have a lot in common, more 'Alpaca enthusiasts', very nice people with quality alpacas, nice to see that the numbers are growing north of the border.

The 'alpaca bug' is silently creeping north !!

Monday, 29 September 2008

Alpaca....ing Around with Coire Alpacas !

Wonderful Day Out !... Visiting

Zanzibah Alpacas....meet.....Coire Alpacas !!

Zanzibah Alpacas were invited to meet Coire alpacas, we all had a lovely day out, meeting and greeting new people and Alpacas !!......talking Alpaca and generally enjoying the company and beautiful scenery of Ballindaloch Castle, the majestic setting for Coire Alpacas, amist the beautiful 'Speyside' countryside.

Lucy and Gerry made us very welcome and we enjoyed a bountyful feast of homemade cooking !!..... then off to see the Alpacas, we are looking forward to returning the pleasure, when Coire Alpacas, visit Zanzibah Alpacas !! Hope to see you soon !

Sunday, 28 September 2008

New Arrivals....Zanzibah Alpacas !!

We have two lovely new arrivals this summer so far, a beautiful Rose Grey Male, born July and a Sweet Jet Black Female, born Sept 2008, hope you enjoy the pictures, both are doing well and growing quickly. Enjoying whats left of the summer !!

Zanzibah Alpacas.....The Future is Fine'n'Fancy !!

Welcome to Zanzibah Alpacas, where the future is Fine'n'Fancy.

Zanzibah Alpacas was established in 2006, with a small group of pet males, we have quickly grown in numbers, due to the wonderful attraction of these very special animals.

Our aim is to enjoy our animals firstly, and to produce high quality off-spring to increase our herd, we specialise in coloured and 'fancy' alpacas. We sometimes have quality coloured alpaca fleece for sale !

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