— The Openherd Team

Arapaho Rose Alpacas

Fashioned for a Fine Future

Karen Kelly
10702 Arapaho DrRedding, CA 96003
530-223-3364
Cel 530-949-2972
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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Shearing Demonstration April 4, 2020

Shearing

Shearing

Taking a Fiber Sample

Taking a Fiber Sample

Tulla getting a final trim

Tulla getting a final trim

Diplomat Before Shearing

Diplomat Before Shearing

Diplomate After Shearing

Diplomate After Shearing


Saturday, March 28, 2020

California Classic Round Up - March 28-29, 2020

El Rey

El Rey

Free to the public! Join us for an alpaca show! Merced County Fairgrounds, in the Hilmar Cheese Barn

There will actually be two different types of shows. The first part of the show will be the WALKING FLEECE SHOW. In this show a fiber judge will evaluate the fleece on the animal. The will be looking for consistency, length, fiber diameter, consistency of color, and handle these traits are judged against a standard. The second part of the show will be the HALTER SHOW. The judges wi read more...
Spinosa

Spinosa

Top Three in the Class

Top Three in the Class

Mandaletta

Mandaletta


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Update on SAND - Spinosa's AfterNoon Delight

Sand at 4 days with mom Delight

Sand at 4 days with mom Delight

SAND at 12 days old

SAND at 12 days old


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Meet Spice

Spice at 6 days old

Spice at 6 days old

Wow another girl. That's three in a row. Having said that I have probably just jinxed the rest of the year to boys. That's all I've had for the last 3 years. It took a few days to come up with a name for this high spirited and inquisitive little girl. Well really not so little she was born at 20.8 pounds. Her mom is Cosette and probably one of the smallest alpacas on the ranch and had one of the larger crias born here. She is full sister to Delgado who looked like he was a medium rose grey read more...
Cosette and Spice

Cosette and Spice


Monday, April 17, 2017

Meet Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight - less than 1 hour old

Afternoon Delight - less than 1 hour old

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Delight with Afternoon Delight

Delight with Afternoon Delight


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Meet Asia

Asia at 3 months

Asia at 3 months

Asia 3 days old with mom India

Asia 3 days old with mom India


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Open Farm Days- Shearing a day at the spa for alpacas

Kris Shearing

Kris Shearing

Diplomat BEFORE

Diplomat BEFORE

Diplomat AFTER

Diplomat AFTER

Gettin a new hair do

Gettin a new hair do


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Weave a Scarf Class


Friday, September 18, 2015

West Coast Alpaca Fleece Show 2015

Fleeces waiting to be judged

Fleeces waiting to be judged

Fleece room for West Coast Alpaca Show

Fleece room for West Coast Alpaca Show


Saturday, September 12, 2015

Honey Bee Festival 2015

Honey Bee

Honey Bee

Booth @ Honey Bee

Booth @ Honey Bee