Alpacas in Michigan
Welcome! This year marks a milestone for
the Grand Alpaca Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
It represents the outcome of more than 25 years of dedication
and experience raising alpacas
It is with great pride that we announce the "Grand
Opening" of our sales program for our unique herd
of Chilean and Peruvian Huacaya alpacas. This step is
the next chapter of a long-term business plan.
The Grand Alpaca Company has been "Breeding for
Excellence Since 1985." Founded over twenty-five
years ago with the purchase of six alpacas, we obtained
our original animals when there were an estimated 350
alpacas throughout all of North America. Today, there
are approximately 130,000 registered alpacas. The reason
for such exponential growth is simple - people recognize
the financial and personal benefits of alpaca ownership.
Since inception, our business objective has remained
the same - to build a fine herd of Huacaya alpacas with
particular emphasis on selective breeding for conformation,
disposition, color, and fiber (density, fineness, luster,
uniformity, and crimp). Through careful pedigree analysis
and selection, our efforts have resulted in an excellent
gene pool and breeding program. Through superior breeding,
our herd is of high quality with proven lineage, with
all 22 lustrous shades of the alpaca color spectrum
represented, including variations of silver-grey, rose-grey,
fawn and black.
Alpaca owners will tell you that alpaca ownership
is its own reward. That has certainly been our experience.
Our goal was to have more than 100 alpacas upon my retirement
from a busy surgical practice. Having reached our goal
with more than 100 alpacas, we are channeling our energies
toward helping other alpaca enthusiasts start and develop
the alpaca experience and lifestyle that we have been
so fortunate to enjoy.
Our objectives met, we are now opening our ranch and
herd, to prospective buyers on a "grander"
scale. As our little corner of the market has not been
tapped, we are truly "undiscovered gold",
offering a broad array of quality alpacas just waiting
to be discovered. Yet, our business strategy has allowed
us to sell these fine animals at surprisingly reasonable
We invite you to visit the Grand Alpaca Company. We
know that you will be most impressed to discover a "hidden
herd" of exclusive North American Huacaya alpacas
of Chilean and Peruvian lineage.
While visiting us online, be sure to look at our Alpaca
Herdsires in Michigan and our Alpacas
for Sale in Michigan.