Double 8 Alpaca & Llama Ranch Sales

Purchase Alpacas for sale

We offer production females, herd sires, stud services, and non breeders for sale. We require a completed application, so we may best match the alpacas or llamas to your experience level and goals for owning and raising alpacas/llamas. Click HERE to start your application.

Most of our alpacas and llamas are halter trained.  We halter train our alpacas and llamas for the following reasons:

  1. Management:  A haltered alpaca or llama can be easier to manage during herd health days, when an animal is sick and needs to visit a veterinarian, or if needed to be moved or evacuated.
  2. Attend Shows:  Depending on how well the alpaca or llama accepts the halter training process and how well they lead on halter will determine if we take them off farm to attend shows. If an alpaca or llama is too nervous, we will show their fleece once its shorn instead of taking them off farm.
  3. Youth Show Club, and Trekking:  Alpacas or llamas tolerant to walking on lead and doing obstacles are used by our non-ownership volunteers and will be used for our future trekking (hiking) trips.

Double 8 Alpaca & Llama Ranch will offer mentoring to new alpaca/llama owners. The continued care of the animals after they leave our farm is important to us.

pair of alpacas
Double 8 Huacaya Herdsires-Encore

Alpaca Quality Levels:

  • Pet Quality – Males or females that do not possess the fiber or conformation traits desirable for us to continue to breed.  May not be halter trained. NOTE: Pet Quality does not necessarily mean the alpaca is friendly like a puppy dog. Alpacas in general are more cat-like in their temperament, and really do not prefer to be overly handled.
  • Fleece Quality – Males or females that have either desirable fiber OR conformation to be a potential breeder, OR one who may be halter trained.
  • Breeding Quality – Males or females that are well-tempered, may be halter trained, has a combination of desirable fiber, conformation, and/or genetics to be part of our breeding herd.
  • Herdsire Quality – Males that meet the highest standards and hold strong genetics. Herdsire’s criteria is based on body conformation, personality, brightness and uniformity of color, and fiber qualities including density, fineness, and crimp.

Basic Care Requirements:

  • Alpacas and/or llamas should be kept in herds of no less than 3, with 5 or more being optimal for their social and overall health and well-being. Alpacas and llamas are social animals and can become depressed or very stressed if they are not with others of the same species.
  • It is necessary that you and your family are willing to care for the alpacas health monthly, which includes an Ivermectin injection once every 30 days to protect the alpaca from Meningeal infection.
  • They must have adequate shelter (3-sided shed) and fencing to keep dogs and other predators away.
  • They require alpaca specific food (2nd or 3rd cutting grass hay, pasture, minerals) and fresh water daily.
  • An alpaca must be sheared once yearly.
  • It is also very important to have a knowledgeable camelid veterinarian nearby.
See below for all Double 8 alpacas currently for sale and call us at 571-577-8579! - Your Farm. Online.