Thursday, June 11, 2009

Another Milestone...

We have reached another milestone in our alpaca adventure. We recently sold our first alpaca, Jolly Roger, along with 3 other alpacas that we were boarding. We are very excited to have reached this important stage in our alpaca business. When we originally put our alpaca business plan together in 2006, we planned to start selling alpacas in 2010, so we are ahead of schedule! Although our herd has grown faster than we originally anticipated as well. Alpacas can be very addicting...I am always on some alpacas can be hard to resist. Anyways, we are very happy with the home that Jolly Roger and the other 3 alpacas have gone to. They are not too far from us...only about 15 minutes or so, and they have a great alpaca set up. I thought I might be sad dropping our little Jolly Roger off, but I was not. They have really done their research and have asked lots of questions which makes me feel that Jolly Roger has gone to a wonderful home and I have nothing to worry about.

I put purchase packets together for the alpacas which included:

- Halters
- Health and breeding records, including all vet and testing records
- Fiber Statistics
- ARI certificates

- CD of pictures
- Ribbons won and show history
- Fiber samples
- Skein of yarn produced from that alpaca (if we had it)
- Copy of the signed contract
- "Meet the Alpaca" brochure and our business card

With purchases, we also include BVD testing, microchipping, breedings to our herdsires, transportation, and lots of post purchase support!

Here is an example of the packet that I put together for Jolly Roger.

I wish Jolly Roger and his new owners good luck and lots of success as they embark on their own alpaca adventure! Thank you for allowing us to help you get started on that adventure!

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