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Welcome to Double 8 Alpaca Ranch!
Double 8 Alpaca Ranch is located in Lovettsville, VA, an easy drive from Washington DC, Richmond, VA, and Baltimore, MD. This is the home of Bonnie Belfiore Kittrell and her husband, Doug Kittrell -- as well as some of the finest alpacas in the US specializing in dark colors, especially black.
We personally care for our herd daily and manage our elite breeding program. Our goal is to produce calm alpacas with solid conformation and well balanced bodies carrying a dense black fleece demonstrating Royal Fine fiber with high consistency of diameter (<22mc diameter and under 3.9 Standard Deviation) , with no color contamination. The fleece must remain this way for seven years (Lingering Fineness)
The genetics you will find in our beautiful herd have helped us reach those goals:
Panther has added his black consistent Royal Fine micron and Lingering Fineness (Springstorm line - 21 mc black over 7 yrs - and still going)
Midnight Express has added his dense consistent black color and compact frame (Snowmass Midnight Magic, Matador, CP Accoyo Express)
Royal Command has added his dense, Royal Fine consistent micron and color (Royal Fawn, Bolivian Black Vesuvius)
We have mixed these studs with genetics from Accoyos Augusto, Caligula, Legacy, Royal Fawn & Yupanqui, Alianzas Bueno & Hemingway, CPeruvian Black Hawk, P3 White Lightening, Shaquille, Snowmass Nova, etc.
The care we provide our alpacas and the commitment to our customers is what sets us apart from most breeders. We offer endless support prior to and after the sale of any alpaca from our herd. A sample of our support includes herd health day training (we require all new breeders to attend), showing assistance and recommendations, breeding recommendations. We even have transported alpacas and stored hay for our customers. Whatever it takes. We are proud to say that our clients are 100% satisified with our services and alpacas purchased to date.
We agree with the Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association that alpacas are pasture animals. We follow the AOBA show rules of showing our alpacas in a naturally clean pasture condition. Our alpacas are very consistent and stand at the top of the classes in the very competitive shows!
We are committed to the alpaca industry as a whole. As active members of the New Jersey Alpaca Community (NJAC), we initiated and managed the first and very successful NJAC (New Jersey Alpaca Classic) level 3 alpaca show in 2009. We also initiated and organized the first Eastern Alliance Alpaca Pen Sale in 2008. We are current members of AOBA, NJAC, MAPACA, ARI, and soon to be VAOBA!
Call us today to schedule a farm tour and let us show you how we have built an exciting lifestyle based on top quality alpacas, fair prices, and superior support.
Doug Kittrell & Bonnie Belfiore
Also check us out at http://www.double8alpacas.openherd.com/
(703) 628-1930 or (540) 303-7071
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