We're the Paternoster's. Welcome to Our Father's Farm! (Pater - meaning father; noster - meaning our) We are a small alpaca farm located about 1 hour northwest of New York City. We have selected some of the best genetics to begin our herd with. Drambuie, Caligula, Bueno, Royal Fawn, Shere Khan, Felix, Shakelton, Victor, Camilio, Vengador, Atocha's Gold, Snowmass Casanova, Dom Alamir, and Gold Stock are just some of the lines we are working with to continually improve our stock. We have chosen to attend some of the bigger shows in our area and by mail to compete at the highest level. Our alpacas have done exceptionally well in the show ring and at fleece shows confirming the decision to select them as foundation animals. We believe that it's important to begin a breeding program with the best stock possible. Our main goal is to produce offspring superior to their parents. We strive to achieve unsurpassed characteristics in fineness, density, crimp, staple (architecture), staple length, confirmation, bite, temperament, and, above all else, good health in our herd. It is important to us to know the characteristics of each animal on the farm so the best breeding decisions can be made for improvement. By going to many seminars and symposiums we have become quite educated in fleece and confirmation evaluation, as well as physical wellness. Our number one priority will always be to provide the best care and comfort for these wonderful animals. Our veterinary contacts have also contributed greatly to this end. We are willing to share our knowledge with you and invite you to plan a visit to our farm so we can discuss the advantages of owning some quality livestock you just may fall in love with!
We are interested in breeding elite fleeced alpacas with excellent anatomical features. We currently use breed standards (as listed for Austrailia and the US show circuit) as our guide in order to determine the correct features of each animal. We believe that fineness should be valued as the most prized fleece attribute since producing an excellent fiber product is the ultimate goal of raising these wonderful animals.
Tuxedo Farmer's Market on Saturday October 26th
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Despite the cold winter weather this year, the alpacas at Our Father's Farm have been snugly warm under their alpaca fleece. I put some hay down in their sleeping area so their legs are not on not directly on the cold mats when the temperature drops in the evenings.... [more]