— The Openherd Team

Alpacas of Chambana

Highest Quality Alpacas

Ruth and Chris Szakaly
32488 Peavine StDowagiac, MI 49047

We are retiring and selling the farm

Looking for compassionate homes for our quality alpacas. The alpaca lifestyle has given us much joy. We have been blessed by the people we have met along the way. We are being called to a new journey, grateful for the experience we have had, and looking forward to the road ahead.

Our journey began with a visit to Salt Creek Alpacas. Dee and Steve Stielow introduced us to the world of alpacas. We visited several farms before our first purchase from Julie Roy in Anza Valley. She sold us our "Cali Girls", three half sisters. Julie and Dee introduced us to the show world and the alpaca community. We bought strong pedigree: Hemingway, Augusto, Snowmass, and Legacy. We bred with only the best lines: Poseidon's Motivator, Hurricanes Super Storm, Dark Shaddow, Crescent Moon, etc. We had phenomenal mentors along the way. We boarded at farms in CA, CO, and IL. We saw many different personalities in breeders and farms. Our professional network continued to grow in IN and MI.

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