James and Pat Chapman own Nana's Alpaca Farm. Because our grandchildren say they are going to Nana's; it was natural to name the Farm, Nana's. After having scores of visitors over the past 3 years, we have decided to open the farm to children's groups. We want to provide the opportunity for children and adults to learn about the uses of alpaca fiber and "beans" in a hands on environment.
Alpacas are gentle animals who have a natural inquisitive personality. The alpacas weigh between 100 and 125 pounds, and they are around 4.5 to 5 feet tall (and 2 feet of that is neck).
Alpacas carry their young approximately 11 months before giving birth. The baby, known as Cira (Kee-Rah), weighs around 15 to 20 pounds at birth. They will gain about one-half to a pound a day for the next month.
James and Pat started their Alpaca Farm with 3 females. They now have 6 females and 5 males.