Sumaq Valley Alpacas is located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, and is home to approximately 50 top quality alpacas. Sumaq Valley Alpacas has been breeding alpacas since 2001 and maintains a herd of ARI and CLAA registered huacayas and CLAA registered suri alpacas.
Our aim is to breed excellent quality Canadian alpacas from proven Peruvian, Chilean, and Bolivian bloodlines. To produce high quality alpacas, a very selective breeding program is necessary. With each breeding, we carefully match each female to the best quality male to produce alpacas of outstanding quality. Participating in multiple shows each year also assists us in breeding decisions and every year, our success in the show ring increases.
Our focus at Sumaq Valley Alpacas is on breeding alpacas with superior fibre and excellent conformation. To increase fibre value, we breed for fineness, density, and staple length. By breeding conformationally correct animals, including beyond what meets the eye, we are enhancing the alpacas ability to survive and reproduce with ease.
Looking to expand our coloured breeding program and improve on the quality of our whites, we decided we needed some new bloodlines to introduce to our herd. In 2008, we imported two males from the US, Dazzler's Peruvian Tahitian King and Mile High Peruvian Impressario, a Poseidon grandson. In July, 2009, we purchased an El Nino son, Accoyo America Kung Pao at the Parade of Champions Sale in Oregon. Kung Pao is an exceptional male that we hope, will make a huge impact on our herd. Kung Pao's first offspring will be arriving on our farm in 2011! In 2010 we purchased a Mile High The Reverend Mr. Black son named Dazzler's The Reverend's Prophet. He is an impressive black male and his first offpsring will also be arriving in 2011. Our most recent acquisition was at the 2011 Making of Champions sale. We purchased Snowmass Royal Distinction, a son of Snowmass Royal Challenger and Snowmass Silky Sunshine, a Quechua daughter. We look forward to the next few years and seeing what these awesome males produce!