— The Openherd Team

Gary & Mary Licklider
6701 W. Gillespie Bridge Rd.Columbia, MO 65203

Alpacas in the Yard

Enjoying the bird Bath
Homer Hides Behind Mom
Cindy Lou Who - 1 Day Old

Curly Eye is a full-service operation: animal sales, stud service, boarding, fiber and fiber products. And most importantly, lots of friendly support for the beginner or the established breeder. Curly Eye is by choice a small, family farm so that we can build and enjoy solid relationships with our customers. We'll help you get started with a breeding pair (or more), answer your questions before and after the sale, and offer ongoing support as you build your own operation. We'll board your animals until your facility is ready, or long term if you don't plan a facility. Curly Eye Alpacas are selected and bred for fiber, conformation, and disposition.

Cozy Alpaca-filled Comforters!

All-natural, hypo-allergenic luxury! Curly Eye's premium comforters are covered with a gorgeous natural ivory 500-thread-count organic cotton sateen and filled with 100% alpaca fiber.

Alpaca is three times warmer than wool, so you get incredibly cozy warmth without a lot of bulk. Alpaca is also known to be hypo-allergenic, which means that it presents an excellent alternative for many people who are sensitive to wool or down.

The fiber is shorn from the alpacas in the spring at Curly Eye, an alpaca farm in Missouri, then sent to a mill to be washed, carded and made into the comforter batting. When it comes back to Missouri, we add the luxury cover and knot the comforter by hand. The result is a beautiful and practical luxury.