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Delphi Alpacas

There's alpacas . . . and then there's Delphi Alpacas.

Linda Bat & Rus Hinman
P.O. Box 9Coaldale, CO 81222
719 942-4697

Fleece pictured was shorn at 4 1/2 years of age.

Ike (KVR's Peruvian True Eye Candy) and Avatar with their fleeces.
2 of Avatar's Champions
Rus, Ike, Elphi and Linda at Mopaca - (double reserves)

We celebrated our Silver Anniversary year last year - now it's time to "Go Hobby".
We'll still have a tiny herd - but - it'll be just for the fun of it, as we explore other endeavors as well.
The best of our foundation herd is available!

We are also celebrating our fun collaboration . . . with A Paca Fun Farm. They need no introduction, as the premier breeders of gray alpacas in the U.S.
Delphi Alpacas & A Paca Fun Farm . . . . Stay tuned to see the results!

Over our many years of loving alpacas (since 1993), we have had the honor of owning and managing some of the best grey herd sires in the United States. We have met our goals, and we are happy to share our success.

We first saw Avatar when he was 3 days old, in 2001; and before we knew it, we were building our herd around him. In the years that followed, Avatar spoiled us, setting the benchmark for bright, fine, uniform fleece in grey. Avatar has sired 6 National Champions, in fleece and in halter. In addition, his crias have collected well over 50 championships in other fleece and halter shows, including the Futurity. In 2015, his son Delphi's Luc added the National "Best Brightness" award to the tally, at the 2015 National Fleece Show. A first, for this award going to a classic grey entrant.

We selected "Ike” to add to our grey program, (KVR's Peruvian True Eye Candy)., and we are inordinately pleased with this boy. A year after we purchased him he was awarded the Color Championship at The Futurity, arguably the toughest halter show in the country. His juvenile fleece won Color Champion Grey at GWAS and Reserve at CABA. His second fleece was chosen "Judge's Choice" over all huacaya fleeces at the ABR Fallfest Fleece Show. His third fleece was then selected for Reserve Champion at the 2015 Nationals.

We completed the gray genetic mix here at Delphi with the addition of Gray Alpaca Co's Gray Enough. Please visit his page to view his incredible pedigree. His first crias have arrived here, and they are spectacular.

The one and only Zeppelin made an renowned name for himself in our program, winning numerous Championships (including Nationals) for his fleece. Industry leaders have recognized his rare qualities - Pacific Crest Alpacas selected him for breedings; Snowmass Alpacas has purchased his offspring and females bred to him.

We have placed a particular emphasis on brightness, fineness, and uniformity, as we prize the resulting superb handle. Fleece character and weight, as well as strong conformation, complete the package. These qualities have been recognized internationally, as our alpacas have been selected for exportation to Canada, Great Britain, and Germany.

Before beginning our alpaca adventure in 1993, Linda worked in the veterinary education, technology, and laboratory field for 10 years. She enjoys transferring those experiences to alpaca herd management. We maintain a small herd of approximately 25 alpacas.

Farm Terms & Financing

We do frequently offer package discounts.
Please note, sale items and auction items are
priced for cash purchases.
Financing may be available on some purchases, please inquire.
Thanks and have fun shopping!

Celebrate our Silver Anniversary with us!

See Our Special Sale Alpacas, Available now. They are Featured on the left side of this page.
Our "Teensy Tiny Herd Goal" (AKA retirement) means tough decisions for us, and great opportunities for you!