Welcome to Thunder River Suri Alpacas! Breeding Champion Alpacas from Premium Bloodlines
Welcome to Thunder River Suri Alpacas in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, just outside Harrisburg. Located in the in the Cumberland Valley, you will find one of the southeast's most premier suri alpaca farms. We just moved to Dillsburg from Cumming, GA and still have a yarn and fiber business in Georgia called Giggle Girl Exotic Fibers.
At Thunder River Alpaca Farm, you'll find the highest quality suri alpacas including some of the industry's most desirable bloodlines. When we started, we only purchased premium bloodlines so that we could produce and raise the best quality animals. Many of our alpacas are champions and are producing champion offspring.
We are involved in every aspect of the alpaca industry including breeding, stud service, boarding, sales, financing, fiber and alpaca clothing and accessories.
Dennis was the past vice president of the Georgia Alpaca Association and Rose has coordinated the alpaca photo contest for several alpaca shows. We are members of the Atlanta Knitting Guild and the North Georgia Knitting Guild and attend farmer's markets to sell our alpaca yarn and products. Rose is a member of the Georgia Farm Girls also.
Rose teaches how to felt an alpaca scarf at classes held throughout the year and hosts farm visits for senior citizens, young children and various groups. We host several educational classes throughout the year including Herd Health days and Alpacas 101. Our farm is open for our Annual Shearing Festival each April and in September for National Alpaca Farm Days for people to learn about alpaca farming but visitors are always welcome to our alpaca farm.
DISCOVER THE ELEGANT SURI ALPACA
The Alpaca Lifestyle: Why we love alpacas?
First, we fell in love with these elegant, gentle animals when we first saw them and never looked back. They were so graceful and elegant as they ran through the fields and they were so curious. It was love at first sight and alpacas have become our passion. Since we were looking for a combination of lifestyle and investment that would carry us into retirement, the choice was simple - Alpacas.
We chose suri alpacas because they are the rarest of breeds, comprising less than 12% of the U.S. population, creating a high market demand. On the world market, suri fleece is in high demand for its luster and hand (softness) for the high fashion textile markets. Today it commands more than double the price of huacaya fiber.
Alpaca farming is a lifestyle choice with benefits and opportunities for the whole family. They can add a dimension to family life that many find are missing these days. Raising alpacas are fun, relaxing and a potential source of income.
Thunder River Alpacas Win Big at the 2014 Royal Alpaca Challenge, Georgia
Belita getting some practice in before she goes into the show ring.
Thunder River Alpacas were awarded four Georgia Alpaca of the Year banners for the following animals:
White Male - Storm
Light Female - Mocha
Black Female - Priscilla
Brown Female - Little Bellalynda
We also received one first place ribbon for Belita. Three second place ribbons for Mocha, Mistro and Heysus and three third place ribbons for Easter Lily, Pandora and Miguel.
Dennis and Rosalie Watts 9627 Carlisle Road, Dillsburg, PA 717-994-4055 email@example.com