VAF XXXtreme Majesty Sweet Victory - Multi-Champion including 2016 Futurity Brown Reserve Champion
Full Accoyo: 4Peruvian Legacy 6016 (deceased)
Foundation Female: 5Peruvian Hallmark 8622
Hallmark's Skin Biopsy by Norm Evans, DVM
Virginia Alpaca Farm & Breeding Co. LLC was founded in 2001 by myself, Sharon Brown, and James Webb. Our farm was located on 185 acres in the rolling countryside of Northern Virginia, just an hour from our nation’s capital. Over the last 15 years, I have had the honor of raising, breeding, birthing, training, enjoying and loving these wonderful, majestic animals. In 2006 we purchased half interest of 4Peruvian Legacy 6016 from Crescent Moon Ranch. Legacy quickly became the foundation of our breeding program, taking our farm to the Champion level. That same year of 2006, we also purchased 5Peruvian Hallmark 8622 from Snowmass Alpacas at their “Making of Champions Private Selection Sale”. Hallmark is truly an "Elite" alpaca with amazing biopsy stats even at the age of 18 (see inset). In 2007 we sheared 255 alpacas and birthed 55 cria. It was a full time operation with great success in the show ring, and in breeding and alpaca sales.
Today, many seasons have passed and hard lessons have been learned, but I wouldn’t trade raising alpacas for anything. There is just NOTHING in this whole world like an alpaca cria...I have birthed out literally hundreds of alpaca babies, and in that first moment when they took their first breath, I always felt each one was a true gift from God. The satisfaction of watching a cria nurse...the smiles a pronking cria brings at dusk...the peace and mental therapy of spending time with your alpacas in the barn as you do evening chores...if you raise Alpacas, you know it well. The alpaca community has been a wonderful and lively group of people to do business with and I have developed many lasting friendships along the way.
However, as all good things must come to a close, I sold the farm in 2014, with a final move off date in 2015. Not wanting to part with my alpacas, I kept the “very best” bloodlines and have boarded my alpacas for the past year. However, I now am in the process of selling my remaining “best alpacas”, or just finding good homes for the older gals. I’d like to say THANK YOU to everyone that has been there, been a friend, helped out, and extended a hand along the way. May God bless you and your Alpacas for a happy, long and healthy life. - Sharon Brown