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GlimmerGlass Alpacas has been in the business of raising alpacas in upstate New York since 1996. Our herd, and our focus, has changed a great deal since then. The most obvious change is that we now have 45 alpacas, not 5. We also have suris. Those elegant creatures with flowing locks that glisten - even after a good dust bath! We strive to improve each generation born on our farm. Not always an easy task but one that now comes with scientific data to help us find those males worthy of siring next year's babies.

We find that we don't do as many halter shows any more - but fleece shows - right up my alley!! It's an opportunity to receive an opinion about an integral part of our breeding program - the fleece - without leaving home or leaving home with alpacas. I'm ok with that.

Our breeding program now focuses on fiber. That's not to say that we ignore conformation - we don't. It takes a well conformed animal to have a long , productive career in the breeding barn. One of our girls will be 20 years old this year and she's a fine example of breeding longevity. My point is this. Fiber is what  alpacas do best. We choose to identify those individuals in our breeding program with desirable fiber attributes, and use them to improve the rest. All alpaca fiber is usable but the world market pays a premium for fine, consistent fiber. It only makes sense to work to that end.

Having said all that, alpacas are wonderful, loveable critters. They brighten my day. They're easy to care for, don't cause much trouble and provide us with a seemingly endless supply of warm, light wool. If you think you might be interested in becoming part of this enchanting lifestyle, we'll happily provide the means. We sell breeding stock, fiber / companion animals, and lots of farm raised fiber and yarn. And socks. Did I mention socks? Socks may be the single best product that you can make from alpaca!

Please take the time to wander around our website. I'm finally updating so it might be a little more relevant! And contact us if we can help you in any way.

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Located in beautiful upstate New York, GlimmerGlass Alpacas is situated in the rolling hills of Otsego County, just outside the charming village of Fly Creek. Cooperstown, our slightly more famous neighbor, is just 7 miles away and, with only one traffic light between Fly Creek and Cooperstown, we quickly reach our destination whether it's the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Farmer's Museum, the Fenimore House or just the lovely shores of Otsego Lake ( made famous by James Fenimore Cooper as his "GlimmerGlass"). We think it's a perfect place to live and a perfect place to raise alpacas. We welcome your interest and invite you to tour our farm.

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How we got started

How we got started

 GlimmerGlass Alpacas began in 1988 under the guise of Thornapple Farm Inc. and evolved to become Leatherstocking Miniature Horses. Until 1998, we were actively breeding and showing our horses, enjoying considerable success along the way. Meanwhile, our alpaca herd was growing and our children were embarking on their own life journeys. We soon found ourselves with many horses and many alpacas and fewer helping hands! Something had to give and that something was the horses! It took awhile but we now find ourselves with rejuvenated pastures, bouncing crias and a barn full of fiber!

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GlimmerGlass Alpacas     1409 County Highway 26 Fly Creek, NY 13337 (607)547-5336     info@glimmerglassalpacas.com     Terms & Copyright 2014
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